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Battle of Britain: CAN/RAF—Canadians in the Royal Air Force

Estimates vary regarding the number of Canadians who served during the Battle of Britain because the definition of “Canadian” was still hazy at the time. It’s estimated that more than 100 Canadian pilots served during the Battle and 23 lost their lives.
September 10, 2019

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Last Canadian Battle of Britain pilot “slips the surly bonds of earth”

John Stewart Hart, the last surviving Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, died in June 2019 at the age of 102.
September 9, 2019

During the Battle of Britain parade held on Parliament Hill on September 16, 1956, the colour party marches past the saluting base in front of the Peace Tower.

The origins of the Battle of Britain ceremony

Each year, on the third Sunday of September, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) celebrates Battle of Britain Sunday. But what was the original purpose behind the ceremony, and when did it start?
September 8, 2019

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Emergency support to The Bahamas

Following the initial deployment of Canadian officials to the affected areas earlier this week, on September 6, 2019, Canada deployed a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J Hercules aircraft to provide initial airlift support to the Jamaican Defence Force’s Disaster Assistance Response Team.
September 8, 2019

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RCAF assures Canada’s sovereignty in the North

From July 22 to 31, 2019, a 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia-based CP-140 Aurora tactical crew and its ground support technicians played a vital role in Operation Limpid, maintaining Canada’s physical presence throughout the North.
September 6, 2019

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Check Six! The Battle of Britain in hindsight

More than 100 Canadians are deemed to have participated in the Battle of Britain, and 23 lost their lives. A Royal Canadian Air Force squadron fought during the Battle; No. 1 (RCAF) Squadron, whose pilots were from both a regular force unit and an auxiliary unit, became operational on August 17, 1940.
September 6, 2019

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National Defence to contribute funding for upgrades at Inuvik Airport

The Government of Canada will provide the Government of the Northwest Territories with up to $150 million over five years for the extension and modernization of the Inuvik Airport runway.
September 4, 2019

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Peacekeeping mission in Mali concludes

After more than a year of operations, the Canadian Air Task Force deployed to Gao, Mali, concluded its mission on August 31, 2019.
September 3, 2019

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New infrastructure for 2 Air Expeditionary Wing

New infrastructure for 2 Air Expeditionary Wing will enhance the wing’s ability to train personnel and support RCAF operations.
August 30, 2019

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Operation Market Garden: 437 Squadron’s baptism of fire

437 Squadron was formed on September 14, 1944. Three days later, the squadron received its baptism of fire, flying troops and supplies during Operation Market Garden, the Allied effort to put an early end to the war. The operation proved, however, to be “a bridge too far”.
August 30, 2019

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