First flown on July 27, 1949, the de Havilland Comet was the first jet transport in the world to take to the air.
In 1953 the RCAF took delivery of the first of a pair of de Havilland "Comet" 1A jet aircraft and thus became the first military air service in the world to fly pure jet transports. The RCAF preceded the commercial airlines by establishing a scheduled all-jet trans-Atlantic service.
The Comets performed in a dual role: as a high-speed transport for the transfer of personnel and equipment to and from Europe in support of Canada's NATO Air Division;...
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