Feb 2020, RCAF Aerospace Telecommunications and Information Technicians secure the TPS-70 Radar System for an impending cyclone in Keflavik, Iceland during Operation ILLUMINATION.
The crew of HCMS Fredericton held a vigil at sea today, to honour their six shipmates lost to Wednesday’s tragic helicopter accident

At this time, one member, Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, a Marine Systems Engineering Officer, originally from Toronto, Ontario, has been confirmed deceased.

The missing five members who were aboard the aircraft are now officially considered missing and presumed deceased:

  • Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, Pilot, originally from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
  • Captain Kevin Hagen, Pilot, originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Air Combat Systems Officer, originally from Trois-Rivières, Québec
  • Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, Naval Warfare Officer, originally from Truro, Nova Scotia
  • Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator, originally from Guelph, Ontario
On May 1, 2020, the spring iteration of Operation Boxtop officially came to a close. Over the past 2 months, CC-177 Globemasters successfully airlifted over 1500 kl of fuel from Yellowknife to Nunavut as part of our biannual mission to bring supplies to CFS Alert.

Two CF-18 pilots escort the recovered remains of service members killed during Op Reassurance as they cross back into Canadian airspace.

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