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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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Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is an aviation museum located at the Brandon Municipal Airport in Brandon, Manitoba. It is dedicated to the memory of all the airmen from the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, who trained at these World War II airbases. The museum in stage 1 of redevelopment, which will see it restored to include the main hangar, medical building, chapel, H-hut aircrew barracks, motor pool building, canteen and interpretive center.
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All Weather Fighter Association
The AWFA was formed to provide a vehicle from which all weather fighter crews could locate and maintain social contact with their RCAF/CAF friends and colleagues. Past reunions confirm that bonds among aircrew remain strong and this association will serve to strengthen and preserve these bonds over the years.
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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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