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RCAF Centennial

Stories of Our Rich Legacy

L3Harris has proudly supported the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) for over 75 years. It is an honour to celebrate the RCAF Centennial with stories showcasing our rich legacy of contribution and support to Canada’s Air Force.

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Join the RCAF Run

RCAF Run / Course De L’Arc

L3Harris is proud to sponsor the RCAF Run, a Centennial activity that will connect current and former military and their families with Canadians, at home or abroad, through sport and fitness. We welcome participants of ALL abilities and fitness levels to take part in this fun activity!


L3Harris est fière de commanditer la Course de l’ARC, une activité du 100e anniversaire de l’Aviation royale canadienne (ARC) qui met en lien les Canadiens avec les militaires actuels et retraités ainsi que leurs familles, que ce soit au pays ou à l'étranger. Nous invitons les participants de tous les niveaux à se joindre à la course!


Join the RCAF Run virtually or in-person at an L3Harris location.


May 31, 2024 through

June 16, 2024

L3Harris Congratulates the RCAF

“With over two decades in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as an aerospace engineer, I am extremely grateful for the amazing opportunities I’ve had to pursue my passion for aircraft, space, and particularly helicopters since a young age. As I reflect on the RCAF Centennial, I am reminded of the tremendous technological advances in aviation and my exciting career, which has included numerous flights, exercises, operations, and training. I find myself thinking fondly of the exceptional colleagues and life long friends that I have made. Congratulations to the RCAF and the outstanding group of aviation professionals within their ranks on this significant milestone. Per Ardua Ad Astra” 
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LCol (retired) Jeff Hall
L3Harris Programs Director | Years of service: 21
‘’Congratulations to all RCAF members on this amazing 100th Anniversary. We carry a history of great achievements. I am proud to be part of this family as a past member and now as an industry partner. Together, as a team, we will continue to write history."
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Maj (Retired) Caroline Fortier
L3Harris Director Operations, Project Engineering | Years of service: 20
“It is with much gratitude and pride that all Canadians celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force. L3Harris shares so many values with our sisterhood and brotherhood of arms with very similar missions. I am privileged to have been part of both fraternities in the air defence of our Nation and supporting our Allies. Happy 100th anniversary to the RCAF. Per ardua ad astra!”
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Maj (Retired) Paul Mercier
L3Harris MAS Vice President Strategic Initiatives | Years of service: 18
“As an RCAF Veteran, I am proud to be able to continue to serve the Air Force and Canada indirectly as a member of the L3Harris team. As a key partner to the RCAF, L3Harris remains committed to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the men and women of the Air Force to help Canada meet its Defence mandate, both today and in the future. Therefore, I am thrilled to congratulate the RCAF on 100 years of outstanding service and sacrifice and I am honoured to be part of the larger Air Force team.”
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LCol (Retired) Marc LeBlanc
L3Harris Business Development Senior Director | Years of service: 21
“I am proud to have served the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) for 36 years. From pivotal moments like holding a Combat Air Patrol over Montreal during Op Noble Eagle after 9/11 to witnessing firsthand the dedication and operational focus that is typical of our Air Force personnel, the RCAF exemplifies resilience and commitment. It’s been an honour to serve alongside such remarkable individuals. Congratulations to the RCAF for answering the call of duty during critical points throughout the past century and here’s to continued success in the future.”
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MGen (Retired) Rich Foster
L3Harris Corporate Vice President, Canada | Years of service: 35

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