Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Mario Roussel (1963-2020) had a brilliant and dedicated career with the Canadian Armed Forces. CWO Roussel first served as a “sapper” with the Canadian Military Engineers before becoming an Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator (AESOP) with the Royal Canadian Air Force and finally as a COATS member supporting 5 Cyclone Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Embrun.
No matter where he was, Mario made friends with all who met him. He was a personable mentor to all and was passionate about all things aviation. One thing in particular Mario was looking forward to was the start of a new drone pilot training program for the cadets.
This fundraiser, in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Roussel, is meant to create a lasting legacy in his name at 5 Cyclone Squadron.