A History of the Royal Canadian Air Force Police and Security Services

Proceeds from the sale of this book provide funding for the Royal Canadian Air Force Association Trust Fund. Members of the Air Force Association of Canada may e-mail director@airforce.ca for special pricing. Wings and military museums interested in purchasing multiple copies (3 or more) can request significant discounts  for local sales and funding initiatives.

A History of the Royal Canadian Air Force Police and Security Services, by Colonel (Ret’d) Ronald J. Donovan and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) David V. McElrea… is an eye-opening look at one of Canada’s most vital military resources. Spanning over forty years, the book provides the reader with the rare opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes look at this arm of Canada’s Military during both wartime and peacetime, and through its challenges, evolution, and many successes. The authors describe in careful detail the specialty police and security training and expertise developed over the years, which came to include women as well as men. They seamlessly place the changing operational roles and mandate of Canada’s Air Force Police and Security Services in the political climate of the times, including the introduction of nuclear-capable aircraft and modem technology. This diligently documented history is complemented with a number of anecdotes that give us a feel for life as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Police, as only one who has served could do. Stories such as “The Case of the Stolen Jewellery,” The Case of the Impostor,” and “The Case of Manslaughter” will keep you intrigued. This thorough, well-illustrated book should not be overlooked. A History of the Royal Canadian Air Force Police and Security Services (978-1-897508-19-0 soft cover; 978-1-897508-31-2 hard cover) by Colonel (Ret’d) Ronald J. Donovan and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’ d) David McElrea, is published by General Store Publishing House, Renfrew, Ontario, and retails for $40 and $50 respectively.