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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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National Air Force Museum of Canada
The National Air Force Museum of Canada, formerly known as the RCAF Memorial Museum, is an aviation museum dedicated to preserving the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and is located near CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario.
Opened April 30, 1984 on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the RCAF, it is home to a large collection of RCAF aircraft and artifacts.
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421 RCAF Squadron
This web site is dedicated to the men who served in 421 Red Indian Squadron of the RCAF in World War II, and particularly to those who fought in the Battle of Normandy. But it has two faces one is the background, history, and experiences of the men in 421 RCAF Squadron, and the other is the backdrop of the Battle of Normandy.
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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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