Message from His Majesty The King to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force

Today, I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to the Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F.) as you celebrate one hundred years of serving Canada, Canadians and the world. Over the past century, the R.C.A.F. has contributed to peace and security across the world, thanks to the skill and professionalism of its many dedicated members. I honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country, as well as extending my deepest appreciation to all R.C.A.F. members, both past and present, and their families.

Over the years, my family and I have had opportunities to meet many dedicated R.C.A.F. members. My wife and I remember with great fondness our own visit to an R.C.A.F. Wing in 2017, to meet those whose tireless efforts to search for and rescue those in distress have saved countless lives.

On this centennial anniversary, and throughout the coming year, my family and I send our most heartfelt congratulations to you all.