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Inappropriate call sign leads to charges

Two senior officers have been charged for having failed to effectively enforce sexual misconduct directives after an inappropriate call sign was proposed, discussed, and assigned during the event. A junior officer was charged with Undermining Discipline, Efficiency, or Moral for having participated in the assignment.

Statement from the RCAF

August 29, 2022 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

On June 22, 2022 at 4 Wing Cold Lake, a call-sign review board, where call-signs are assigned to members associated with the fighter community, took place in a small group social setting.

An investigation was launched into statements made during this activity and remains ongoing. The investigation will examine actions of those involved during the call-sign review board.

While the investigation proceeds, a decision has been made to delay the change of command for 3 Wing Bagotville, which was scheduled to take place on August 30, 2022.

We are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and professionalism across the RCAF. It is also important we ensure procedural fairness for all of our personnel as we make the critical changes required to foster a culture of absolute respect, dignity and inclusivity.”

Lieutenant-General E.J. Kenny, CMM, MSC, MSM, CD
Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force