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1 Canadian Air Division

ActiveJune 1, 1997 - present
Aircraft flown
FighterCF-188 Hornet
HelicopterCH-124 Sea King , CH-139 JetRanger , CH-146 Griffon , CH-147 Chinook , CH-148 Cyclone , CH-149 Cormorant
PatrolCP-140 Aurora , CP-140A Arcturus
ReconnaissanceCU-170 Heron
TrainerCT-114 Tutor , CT-142 Dash-8 , CT-155 Hawk , CT-156 Harvard II
TransportCC-115 Buffalo , CC-130 Hercules , CC-130J Super Hercules , CC-138 Twin Otter , CC-144 Challenger , CC-150 Polaris , CC-177 Globemaster
Anniversaries1 June 1952
BranchRoyal Canadian Air Force
ColorsBlue, green, yellow, and silver
Commanders
Aug 2004 - Jul 2007Major-General Charles Bouchard
Current commanderMajor-General Alain Pelletier
Jul 2002 - Aug 2004Major-General Marc Dumais
Jul 2007 - Jul 2009Major-General Marcel Duval
Jul 2009 - Jul 2011Major-General Yvan Blondin
Jul 2011 - Jul 2012Major-General Alain Parent
Jul 2012 - Jul 2014Major-General Pierre St-Amand
Jul 2014 - Jun 2016Major-General David Wheeler
Jun 2016 - May 2019Major-General Christian Drouin
Notable commandersMajor-General Steve Lucas (2002 - 2004) Major-General Lloyd Campbell (2000 - 2002) Major-General Gen George Macdonald (1998 - 2000)
CountryCanada
FacebookRCAF.ARC
Garrison/HQCFB Winnipeg , Manitoba , Canada (1 April 1997 - present); North Bay , Ontario , Canada (1 June 1983 - 31 March 1997)
Motto(s)PER ARDUA AD ASTRA "Through struggles to the star"
Part ofPart of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
RoleThe mission of the Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) is to provide aerospace surveillance, identification, control and warning for the defence of Canada and North America.
SizeHeadquarters has 600 regular and reserve force members
TypeAerospace warning and aerospace control
Websitewww .rcaf-arc .forces .gc .ca /en /1-cdn-air-div /index .page

1 Canadian Division Headquarters lead Operations for Canadian Joint Operations Command. It is staff and equipped to meet Canada's military objectives to counter any potential threat. 1 Cdn Div HQ is Joint Headquarters. This means that it is set up for sea, land and air operations. It is a high-readiness unit, able to move at very short notice. It works with military allies and other partners. 1 Cdn Div HQ is position to respond to any crisis, anywhere in the world. It is charged with four high-readiness tasks: sending Disaster Assistance Response Team when asked by the Canadas government. The Team conducts humanitarian operations abroad, such as Operation RENAISSANCE in Nepal in 2015; Operations to safely evacuate Canadian civilians abroad, such as in Libya in 2012 and Operation PROVISION in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey in 2015; First rotation of military members for future Operations, such as past missions in Afghanistan; and Providing National Command Element. This includes all support sections for missions in any part of the world. For example, it Command and provides all Canadian military members and assets for Operation IMPACT, Canadas support to Global Coalition against Daesh.

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Recreation from 1997

In the summer of 1997, functionally base groups were dissolve, and 14 Training Group was absorbed within Air Command Headquarters. 1 Canadian Air Division was stood up in Winnipeg to exercise Operational Command of all CF Air assets. Today based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Division is also Headquarters for Canadian NORAD Region, Command 11 of RCAF's 13 wings, and oversees monitoring of Canada's airspace in support of the nation's commitments to the North American Aerospace Defence Command. The division is staffed by 600 Regular and Reserve Force members. In addition to military personnel, headquarters is also assisted by civilian personnel in the Operational Research and Analysis Directorate.

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