A song from the Royal Canadian Air Force Band

In tribute to sacrifices made by Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Search and Rescue Technicians (SAR techs), Sergeant Mike Hall with the RCAF Band composed and recorded the song titled ‘That Others May Live’. Feel free to share with friends and family.

The Canadian Armed Forces have approximately 140 search and rescue technicians. They are highly trained specialists who provide advanced pre-hospital medical care and rescue for aviators, mariners and others in distress in remote or hard-to-reach areas. These men and women are trained to a paramedic national standard with additional advanced skills. SAR techs are land and sea survival experts who specialize in rescue techniques, including Arctic rescue, parachuting, diving, mountain climbing and helicopter rescue.

The RCAF has the primary responsibility of providing aeronautical SAR services and the Canadian Coast Guard is responsible for maritime SAR services.

“That Others May Live” is a motto long-embraced by RCAF SAR Techs.

SAR tech images

Search and Rescue team members on Digges Island
Search and Rescue team members parachuting from a plane
Search and Rescue team members parachuting from a plane
Search and Rescue team members parachuting from a plane

© 2015 Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of National Defence. All rights reserved. The music and lyrics of this song are protected by Canadian copyright law. The song may be downloaded to a personal computer and shared electronically, but it cannot be reproduced in any form and sold commercially, or used in any other manner that would amount to infringement under Canadian copyright law, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

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