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British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
On October 10, 1939 it was announced that Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand had agreed in principle that Canada should provide a training ground for Commonwealth aircrew where, as in 1917-18, instruction could be carried out away from the actual battle zone. On December 17 the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) agreeement was signed, converting Canada into what President Roosevelt of the United States later termed the "airdrome of democracy."
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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Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum (ACAM) is a Canadian aerospace museum located in the Halifax Regional Municipality in the province of Nova Scotia. It is the only museum devoted to preserving all aspects of Atlantic Canada's aviation heritage.
The museum was established in 1975 by a volunteer organization named the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum Society. ACAM was granted "Local Museum" status by the Government of Nova Scotia in 1989. The museum is currently the largest civilian and military aviation museum east of Ottawa, Ontario.
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RCAF No. 111 (F) Squadron
This Fighter Unit operated out of Anchorage, Alaska. It served as reinforcement to the USAAF and completed two tours of offensive operations against Japanese forces in the Aleutian Islands. They flew Curtis P-40 Kittyhawks and were especially effective on the raid on Kiska Island.
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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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