Tag Archive: Royal Canadian Air Force

Feb 22 2016

Video: Royal Air Force in Burma

The Library and Archives Canada video channel posted this 42 minutes-ong footage a few months ago. It shows Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft in full colour and in exceptional quality. Despite the title, it appears part of the footage was shot in Canada, but this does not diminish in the least …

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Dec 29 2011

Skip Hit – Low level flying in West Germany

Another interesting read from Vintage Wings of Canada: how a Canadian F-104 pilot in Europe found himself flying at 900 ft per seconds less than 100 ft above a German transport base. Read it on the VWC website.

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Aug 30 2011

Douglas Warren †

World War II Canadian fighter pilot Douglas “Duke” Warren died on Sunday August 28th, aged 89. He joined the RCAF at age 18 in 1940, along with his identical twin brother Bruce. Both served as flight commanders with No 165 Squadron in Europe, a unique situation in the annals of the conflict. Bruce, known as …

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Aug 17 2011

Canada restores historic identity of the Royal Canadian Air Force

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada has restored the use of the historic designations of the three former services: the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the Canadian Army (CA), and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The Air Force had been designated the Canadian Forces Air Command …

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Jul 26 2011

Missing airmen’s A-17 Nomad found in Canadian lake

On December 13, 1940 two RCAF Northrop A-17 Nomad on a search mission for a downed aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed, killing their crews. One of the aircraft and its crew was recovered at the time, but the other aircraft was never discovered. It was flown by Peter Campbell, a 24-year old British, and …

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