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Following Canada's contributions to the First World War, in 1919 as part of an Imperial gift, 114 aircraft were donated to Canada. These aircraft, along with 12 airships and a vast quantity of other material including hangars and vehicles, which were also included in the gift, were to form the nucleus of Canada's new home-based air force.

The Canadian Air Force was authorized on 18 February, 1920 and was to be a non-permanent organization with former officers and men of the RAF and the CAF in England being invited to serve for up to five weeks a year with operations ...

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