Statement From the Office of the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal  - Service Infraction Charges laid against Royal Canadian Air Force Officers


October 20, 2022 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

On 19 October 2022, the Military Police laid service infraction charges against three Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Officers in regards to a “Call-Sign Review Board” event at 409 Tactical F Squadron, 4 Wing Cold Lake, on 22 June 2022.

Two senior officers were charged pursuant to Queen’s Regulations and Orders (QR&O), 120.03(d), Failure to Effectively Carry Out Responsibilities for having failed to effectively enforce Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAOD) 9005-1, Sexual Misconduct Response, when an inappropriate call sign was proposed, discussed, and assigned during the event.

A junior officer was charged pursuant to QR&O 120.03(i), Undermining Discipline, Efficiency, or Moral for having participated in the assignment of an inappropriate call sign at the event contrary to DAOD 9005-1, Sexual Misconduct Response.

As the service infraction charges have been referred to the respective Commanding Officers of the persons charged for a determination to proceed with Summary Hearings, no additional information can be released by the Military Police.


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