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First World War (1914 – 1918)

Friday, April 24th, 2009 | Posted in The Gallery

Canada did not have an air force at the outbreak of the First World War. The officials seemed to ignore the idea of developing an air element. In 1909, when …



The Inter-War Years (1920 – 1939)

Friday, April 24th, 2009 | Posted in The Gallery

From the CAF to the RCAF
Efforts toward the creation of a Canadian air element continued at the beginning of 1920s. The Canadian government established an Air Board of seven members …



Second World War (1939 – 1945)

Friday, April 24th, 2009 | Posted in The Gallery

When war was declared on Germany, 1 September 1939, the RCAF had a total strength of 4,000 regular personnel, an auxiliary force of 12 squadrons and a total of 270 …



Post-Second World War to Today’s Air Force (1947 – present day)

Friday, April 24th, 2009 | Posted in The Gallery

Following the defeat of the Third Reich in 1945, the RCAF entered a new era, with efforts initially oriented towards demobilization and the return of a peace-time mind set.