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The Formation of the RCAF
The Royal Canadian Air Force was an outgrowth of the war of 1914-18, when so many of Canada’s sons saw extensive servicein the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force. Though many remained in the Royal Air Force with “permanent” commissions, the larger proportion of those keen young pilots and observers found their service flying experience cut short by demobilization. It is perhaps, therefore, not surprising that on surveying post-war possibilities, efforts were made to transplant the “Canadian Air Force”, which had had a small beginning in England late in 1918. At that time, two squadrons of the newly authorized force, manned with Canadians who had seen service in the R.A.F., were in process of organization, but the armistice put a halt on this first C.A.F. before it could become operational.
A short history of Canada's Air Force
The first Candian Air Force was formed in 1918, read more about the evolution of Canada's Air from the early days of aviation to the high tech air force of today.
CANADIAN AIR FORCE - ORDERS OF BATTLE
Orders of Battle give a snapshot of the strength and disposition of the air force at selected points in history. The following should present the reader with a good representation of how Canada's Air Force has changed over the years.
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Greenwood Military Aviation Museum
We house permanent and temporary exhibits that reflect the history of units that have called Greenwood home. The permanent displays encompass the early formation of the base in 1942 and proceed through the Lancaster, Neptune, Argus and Aurora eras. The history of Greenwood’s present day squadrons: 14 AMS, 404, 405, 413, 415, 434 and 14 SES are proudly displayed in a special area set aside for the squadron historians. Special theme exhibits are featured from time to time to provide our return visitors with something different. For aviation collectors or someone looking for a special gift, our gift shop offers books, flags, models, posters, shirts, quality prints, patches and more. We are located just outside the front gate of 14 Wing / CFB Greenwood beside the Canex.
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Fight Sergeant Harry E. Hansell
The pages of this website tell Harry’s Story, contained in letters from him or about him, in photos, maps and other material - they document his wartime experiences. By looking at, and reading these items, you will share some of his experience, and sense what it was to play the ultimate roles in war – the boy becoming a soldier, and the family and friends called to bear his loss.
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No. 6 (RCAF) Group
Looking for Richard Koval's site on the the RCAF's No. 6 Bomber Group, follow this link to his new site:
No. 439 Squadron (Unofficial) Hompage
Looking for Mike Melnick's page on No. 439 Squadron, follow this link to his new site:
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