The emergence of a "doctrinal culture" within the Canadian Air Force: where it came from, where it's at and where to from here? Part 1: Doctrine and the Canadian Air Force prior to the end of the Cold War
Jackson, Aaron P.
Royal Canadian Air Force
The culture of the Canadian Air Force, like most other Western air forces, has not been traditionally characterised by a tendency towards theoretical or doctrinal development. Instead, an oral (rather than written) culture of passing lessons from senior to junior officers evolved early in the history of the Canadian Air Force and subsequently became entrenched. This was accompanied by a tendency to pragmatically focus on contemporary issues, to the detriment of broader theoretical and doctrinal development.
Canada, Armed forces, Air force, Organisational culture
Jackson, A.P., 2009. The emergence of a 'doctrinal culture' within the Canadian Air Force: where it came from, where it's at and where to from here? Part 1: Doctrine and the Canadian Air Force prior to the end of the Cold War. The Canadian Air Force Journal, 2(3), 39-46.