Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial

Members sitting on plane wing in WWII. Photo by Department of National Defence, PMR  76-212

RCAF 2024 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to honour, celebrate, and inspire Canadians to take ownership of their Air Force. April 1, 2024 marks 100 years of service for the RCAF as an independent military element. The Centennial is a unique opportunity to celebrate this milestone with all Canadians. In 2024, our nation's Air Force will be showcased in a past, present and future context, highlighting contributions to national safety and security, international peace and global stability.

The RCAF 2024 website is the central and accessible hub for information about the RCAF 2024 Centennial. See what events and activities are happening in 2024, find out more about the RCAF, and check out our 100-year timeline!

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At the heart of everything we do are the people who define the RCAF as an incredible institution. Our people enable Air and Space Power every single day: in domestic operations such as search and rescue, responding to natural disasters, and protecting the skies above us. Your Air Force is always there when called upon. Our people are doing good deeds around the world every day in overseas operations, contributing to global security and stability.

As we proudly celebrate 100 years of aviation excellence in 2024, we invite you to join us in commemorating our history, recognizing our people for their achievements, and looking forward to the exciting future of Your Air Force.

Lieutenant-General E.J. Kenny
Commander of the RCAF

I am exceptionally proud of all members of the RCAF team. We can proudly look back upon the many accomplishments of Your Air Force over the past 100 years because of their dedication, commitment and courage. We are here today because of the aviators who served before us; their legacy will continue to inspire current and future generations. I commend our aviators and their families for their devotion to the RCAF and to Canada. Please join us in 2024 as we recognize the achievements of our first 100 years and pay tribute to our aviators, past and present.

Chief Warrant Officer W.J. Hall
RCAF Command Chief Warrant Officer

Your Air Force today is an agile, integrated, and inclusive force because of the dedicated individuals who have served and continue to serve Canada with pride. Every member in every trade has played a vital role in the success of the RCAF throughout its 100-year history. I hope that each and every one of you will immerse yourselves in our rich history and heritage and engage with our members and veterans across the country in 2024. We are incredibly excited about our next century of service and invite you to join us in celebrating Your Air Force. Visit our website often as we will continue updating you here with news and events that you can be a part of.

Major-General C. Keiver
Deputy Commander RCAF, Chair, RCAF Centennial Campaign

The RCAF Centennial is a unique opportunity to honour our historical accomplishments and commend the work that our members are doing today to develop the RCAF of the future. The RCAF 2024 program has been curated in collaboration with our partners and stakeholders to bring an array of events and activities to communities across the country. We are excited to share with Canadians the incredible stories of our serving members and veterans, while looking forward to the exciting future of the RCAF. We hope you will be able to attend a Centennial event near you in 2024 or connect with us online and discover more about Your Air Force.

Colonel M.A. Jacula
Campaign Manager - RCAF 2024

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