Randall Wakelam

randall-wakelamDr. Randall Wakelam, CD, rmc, plsc, pcsc, nsp, BA, MA, PhD, FRHistS


Associate Professor of History and Associate Chair of War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada


After four decades in the Canadian Forces, split between flying helicopters for the army and teaching and administering military professional education programmes, Wakelam has taught at RMC since 2009. He teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate history courses covering Canadian, military and air power topics. His research focuses on air power and military education.

Select Publications

“One Officer Factory: the Royal Military College and Officer Education since 1948.” Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation, vol 26, no 1, Spring/printemps 2014.

“The Bombers: The Strategic Bombing of Germany and Japan” In The Blackwell Companion to World War II. Thomas Zeiler, ed. London: Blackwell, 2013.

Cold War Fighters: Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011).

The Report of the Officer Development Board: Maj-Gen Roger Rowley and the Education of the Canadian Forces ed. with Howard Coombs (Waterloo: Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies/WLU Press, 2010).

The Science of Bombing: Operational Research in RAF Bomber Command, 1941-1945 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009).