Battle of Britain
The Battle of Britain was recognized almost immediately as a significant event. Waged from July to October 1940, it pitted a small group of fighter pilots from around the world against a far larger Luftwaffe. Their victory gave hope to the people of Great Britain and to other freedom-loving nations... About the Battle of Britain.
More than 100 Canadians flew in the battle, principally as members of the RCAF’s No. 1 Squadron (later renamed 401 Squadron) and the RAF’s 242 Squadron. An estimated 300 Canadians served as groundcrew.