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  Royal Canadian Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The RCAF played key roles in the Battle of Britain, antisubmarine warfare during the Battle of the Atlantic, the bombing campaigns against German industries, and close support of Allied forces during the Battle of Normandy and subsequent land campaigns in northwest Europe.
By the late 1960s, the RCAF was actively involved in the aerial defence of Canada, North America, and Europe, as well as performing maritime coastal patrols on Canada's east and west coasts as part of anti-submarine operations, and finally, the RCAF was heavily involved with the USAF in operating radar early warning stations across Canada.
On February 1, 1968, the Royal Canadian Air Force was merged with the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army to form the Canadian Armed Forces.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Royal Canadian Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An Air Chief Marshals sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Chief Marshal is the most senior rank active in the Royal Air Force (RAF) today, after the inactivation of Marshal of the Royal Air Force as a substantive rank in peacetime during defence cuts of the 1990s.
An air marshals sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Marshal is the second most senior rank active in the Royal Air Force today, after the inactivation of Marshal of the Royal Air Force as a substantive rank in peacetime during defence cuts of the 1990s.
The RCAF Roundel is based on that of the British Royal Air Force with a maple leaf, a symbol of Canada in the centre.
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 Royal Canadian Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Royal Canadian Air Force was the national air force of from 1924 to 1968.
Initially air force units were scattered five commands of the new force but 1975 CF Air Command was created and air force units were placed under it.
Command preserves many traditions of the RCAF as the RCAF tartan and the command "RCAF March Past." In 1988 Canadian air force personnel returned to traditional light-blue uniform colour of the RCAF.
www.freeglossary.com /RCAF   (516 words)

  
 Shearwater Aviation Museum
Royal Canadian Naval Air Service personnel who were training in England and the United States were immediately recalled and the Naval Air Service was disbanded on 5 December 1918.
On 18 February 1920 the Canadian government authorized the formation of the Canadian Air Force, which operated under the auspices of the Canadian Air Board, a government agency responsible for all aviation in Canada.
While two of the three components of the Air Board had civil aviation responsibilities, the Canadian Air Force, as the third component, was charged with maintaining flying proficiency for Canadians who learned to fly during the war and training new pilots.
www.shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca /history/beginning.htm   (704 words)

  
 Royal Canadian Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Initially air force units were scattered among five commands of the new force, but in 1975 CF AirCommand was created, and most air force units were placed under it.
Air Command preserves many traditions of the RCAF, suchas the RCAF tartan and the command march, "RCAF March Past." In 1988, Canadian air forcepersonnel returned to the traditional light-blue uniform colour of the RCAF.
In 1993 airforce formations called wings were reintroduced within Air Command, echoing the similar structure of the RCAF thrity yearspreviously.
www.therfcc.org /royal-canadian-air-force-119829.html   (284 words)

  
 The Canadian Air Force
The Royal Canadian Air Force Starfighter fleet carried the serial range of 12701 to 12900 for the Canadair manufactured single-seat CF-104, with 12631 to 12652 and 12653 to 12668 for the Lockheed-built CF-104D Mk 1 and Mk 2.
The Tracker was purchased for use with the Royal Canadian Navy onboard HMCS Bonaventure.
The Tracker fleet was re-serialled from the old Royal Canadian Navy four digit range of 1500 to 1599, to the new five digit range of 12100 to 12199 range in 1970 (as earlier aircraft were no longer the applied range was 12134 to 12199).
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 - Sections - Armed Forces - Royal Canadian Air Force History - CKA
The reorganization of the Canadian Air Force was completed, and the prefix "Royal" officially adopted, on 1 April 1924.
In 1936 it was decided that the RCAF should be a purely military organization and the Department of Transport was formed to establish and implement a civil aviation policy.
From a regular force of 11,569 officers and airmen and a Auxiliary of 655 on December 31, 1947, the RCAF was to show a steady growth a relations between the western democracies and the Communist bloc deteriorate.
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 Royal Canadian Air Force - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As a result of several post-war reorganizations, the Royal Canadian Air Force was formed on April_1, 1924.
In the Second_World_War the RCAF's 400-series squadrons were a key part of defending the United_Kingdom during the Battle_of_Britain, antisubmarine_warfare during the Battle of the Atlantic, the bombing campaigns against German industries, and close support of Allied forces during the Battle_of_Normandy and subsequent land campaigns in northwest Europe.
Initially air force units were scattered among five commands of the new force, but in 1975 CF_Air_Command was created, and most air force units were placed under it.
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 Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum
In 1968, with the unification of the Canadian Forces, the RCAF lost its formal title; however, its proud traditions live on in Canada's current Air Force.
The function of the Museum is to perpetuate the heritage of Canadian Military aviation and it is dedicated to the memory of the airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in both peace and war.
As the displays clearly illustrate, emphasis is given to the social and historic facets of Air Force life and operations.
www.cdli.ca /monuments/on/rcaf.htm   (649 words)

  
 Royal canadian air force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Royal Canadian Air Force (Military Tartans)
"Air Force", commonly known as Royal Canadian Air Force, was approved by Air Force HQ on 21 May 1942 and officially registered 15 Aug. 1942 by the Lord Lyon King of Arms of Scotland.
With the amalgamation of Canada's three military services in 1968, the distinctive blue Air Force uniform and the RCAF tartan were abolished for over 20 years in favour of a generic uniform for the unified Canadian Forces.
The RCAF Association preserved an official sample of the tartan when stocks were being destroyed, and it was later reinstated.
www.regiments.org /tradition/tartans/rcaf.htm   (180 words)

  
 RCAF.com : The History & Heritage of Canada's Air Force
In historical terms the life span of the Royal Canadian Air Force can hardly be described as anything but brief, a mere 44 years from creation to unification with Canada's other two armed services.
RCAF strength at 4061 officers and airmen, eight Permament and twelve Auxiliary squadrons, 270 aircraft of 23 different types.
This site is a personal site designed to promote the history of Canada's Air Forces and is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, the Department of National Defence or the Air Force Association of Canada.
www.rcaf.com   (241 words)

  
 Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum
Canadian Forces Base Trenton (8 Wing), is a special place for Canadians, it is the home of the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum.
The RCAF Memorial Museum in Trenton, Ontario has been named by the Chief of the Air Staff as the National museum of the Air Forces of Canada; to be the major repository of heritage artifact's including the Colours and the Trust Funds of disbanded units.
The RCAF Memorial Museum, as the official museum of the Air Forces of Canada, fulfills that mandate with its broad collection of personal and squadron memorabilia.
www.avroarrow.org /RCAFMM.asp   (810 words)

  
 Canadian Air Arms
The Dominion of Canada was created on 2 July 1867, as a confederation of the four eastern provinces, with a Federal government in Ottawa.
Canadians made a great contribution during the First World War, fighting in many famous actions and losing more men than the much larger United States.
Canada contributed air and naval forces to the Allied Coalition in the 1991 Gulf War.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /waf/canada/canaf1.htm   (269 words)

  
 Solid Fashion Guide -> Royal Canadian Air Force Tartan
A tartan, or Scottish plaid, was adopted by the RCAF in 1942.
It is known as the Air Force Tartan, officially registered August 15, 1942 by the Lord Lyon King of Arms of Scotland in his court archives.
In May 1942, the Air Council viewed the sample, accepted it with minor changes relating to the shades of blue, and subsequently the Lord Lyon King of Arms of Scotland was requested to register the tartan in his Court.
www.angelfire.com /biz3/SolidFashionGuide/rcaftartan.html   (281 words)

  
 WarMuseum.ca - A Chronology of Canadian Military History - The Royal Canadian Air Force, 1939-1945
Between 1939 and 1945, the Royal Canadian Air Force enlisted 232,000 men and 17,000 women and operated 86 squadrons, including 47 overseas.
Tens of thousands of Canadian air crew also served with Britain’s Royal Air Force and Canadian fighter aircraft participated in the epic Battle of Britain in 1940.
By 1945, the R.C.A.F. had grown to be the world’s fourth- largest air force.
www.civilization.ca /cwm/chrono/1931rcaf_e.html   (183 words)

  
 Canadian Air Force - AskTheBrain.com
This ward was built by the Royal Canadian Air Force and paid for by the Canadian Government as a memorial to the large number of Canadian Servicemen who were treated there during the war.
The Royal Canadian Air Force began work as a seabase and reconnaissance station in 1940 and at one point during the war there were over 700 staff stationed in the community.
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE BENEVOLENT FUND Former and serving members of The Royal Canadian Air Force who had service prior to February 1, 1968 or their dependents.
www.askthebrain.com /air_canadian_force-.html   (249 words)

  
 Royal Canadian Air Cadets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The insignia of HRH Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh are found on this banner because His Royal Highness is the Air Chief Marshal of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
The insignia on the right is the insignia found on the Air Cadet ensign, however, it was the badge of the fore- runner of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets - Air Cadets Canada.
The central insignia is the badge of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
www.fotw.net /flags/ca^rcac.html   (214 words)

  
 Royal Canadian Air Force
The birthplace of the RCAF was at Camp Borden in Ontario's Muskoka region north of Toronto, but headquartered in Ottawa.
The ensign of the Royal Canadian Air Force was based on the ensign of the Royal Air Force, a light blue ensign, but with the Canadian Roundel.
This is a national advocacy group to support the Royal Canadian Air Force (the Air element of the Canadian Forces), and to unite Air Force veterans of the Second World War.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Royal_Canadian_Air_Force   (3551 words)

  
 RCAF.com - Desktop Wallpaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Royal Canadian Air Force Badge superimposed on a cloud background.
Royal Canadian Air Force Badge superimposed on a cloud background with RCAF.com in the background
A collage of fighter aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force/Air Command/1 Canadian Air Division.
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 Useful Links - Canadian Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Canadian Aviation Historical Society is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the celebration and documentation of Canada's flying heritage....
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a living museum featuring the aircraft used by Canadians or Canada's Military from the beginning of World War II up to the present.
The Royal Canadian Air Force Association was formed in 1948 as a national advocacy group to support the Royal Canadian Air Force, and to unite Air Force veterans of the Second World War.
www.comradesandcolleagues.com /links/canadianairforce.html   (769 words)

  
 Information about Canada FDC: 32¢ 60th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although many skilled Canadian aviators served in the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Naval Air Service during World War I, it was not until 1918 that Canada formed an air force of her own.
The same year saw the development of a non-permanent Canadian Air Force with the primary purpose of conducting refresher courses for former officers and airmen.
In 1923, the Department of National Defense was created and on April 1, 1924, the Royal Canadian Air Force became a permanent part of Canada's defense system.
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 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
GEORGE KNIGHT is British and flew with the Royal Canadian Airforce.
The Canadian units were based in the Leicester / Rutland area of England and it is here that Katleen met her future husband.
Bill was in the RCAF from 1950-58, he was in Toronto 1955, and Trenton 56-58.
www.webdirect2000.com /RCAF/RCAFMsgBrd.html   (2703 words)

  
 Aviation Museum: R.C.A.F. Memorial Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Servicemen and women from Trenton, together with their counterparts throughout the Canadian Forces, have made an outstanding contribution to the preservation of world peace and democracy, creating a heritage whose conservation is of the utmost importance.
In 1984, the role played by the Royal Canadian Air Force in that heritage was commemorated by the opening of the RCAF Memorial Museum at Trenton.
It was donated by the German government to thank the RCAF for its many years of service in Germany, and to symbolize the end of the Cold War.
www.aero-web.org /museums/ont/rcafmm.htm   (675 words)

  
 ANSPORTS: 1943-44 Authentic Royal Canadian Air Force Jersey Royal Canadian Air Force Jersey
Since 1920, the Canadians have failed to win gold only once, in 1936 and that was by fluke.
This Canadian team is not like its predecessors, however, its members are, indeed, the pick of central Canada's amateur teams, but they are wearing the roundel of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and their manager is RCAF medical officer, the hockey-mad Squadron Leader Sandy Watson.
Selected from RCAF stations across Canada and coached by Ottawa Senators legend Georges "Buck" Boucher and his son, RCAF Sergeant Frank Boucher, the RCAF Flyers were so pathetic in their first exhibition games that S/L Watson conducts a whirlwind campaign to get the best amateur players he can find into baggy blue RCAF battledress.
www.ansports.com /jerseys/rcaf.html   (458 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Royal Canadian Air Farce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Royal Canadian Air Farce - Do Not Cross This Line/Another Year of the Farce/4 X 4(3 pack) by Roger Abbot, Don Ferguson, and Luba Goy (DVD)
Royal Canadian Air Farce - Another year of the Farce by Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, and Don Ferguson (DVD - 2002)
ago been participating in the Air Force's combat exercise Cope Thunder, flying with Navy and Marine pilots, and with pilots from Canadian Forces and the Royal Air Force.
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 RCAFP - Home
Be advised, recently, The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command unanimously adopted the RCL Calais Branch 162 Resolution in support of Bill C-221.
Canadian Forces/RCMP personnel have the ultimate liability and members of Parliament and Government have the ultimate responsibility for the welfare of our Veterans.
Most are not aware that in current Canadian law there is no basis to charge this driver for his malicious and intentional carnage.
www.rcafp.ca   (1198 words)

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