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The Birchall Leadership Award

The Birchall Leadership Award is presented by the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada to honour the memory of Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall CM, OBE, DFC, OO, CD. The award seeks to carry on this tradition of leadership by honouring its recipients in the name of one of Canada's finest leaders.

ADGA’s Chair of the Strategic Advisory Council, General [Ret’d] Raymond R. Henault CMM, MSC, CD, was a recipient of this award in 2008. This year’s event was held at the Canadian warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton Ontario.

The 2017 recipient of this prestigious award was Colonel Chris Hadfield, internationally-known Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station. He exemplifies the qualities of Air Commodore Birchall.



“This year’s recipient of the Birchall Leadership Award, Col (Ret’d) Chris Hadfield, is richly deserving of the award and clearly exemplifies the qualities that marked the greatness of Len Birchall – Integrity, Responsibility and Moral Courage.  It is a privilege, as a previous recipient, to be in such good company”,  Gen (Ret’d) Raymond R. Henault, CMM, MSC, CD.

As ADGA works closely with the Canadian Armed Forces, we were happy to sponsor and in be in attendance to this event.  General [Ret’d] Raymond R. Henault CMM, MSC, CD, hosted guests MGen Alain Pelletier, Mrs. Carolyn Hurst (Member of the Strategic Advisory Council) and Mr. Ryan Rodriguez, Managing Director of ADGA Toronto.