Chronicles

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The RCAF Tartan - Air Defense Museum
World War II (1939 - 1945)

The RCAF Tartan

In 1942, the Royal Canadian Air Force adopted a tartan. Flight Colonel Elmer G. Fullerton, Commander of the 9th Military Flying Training School at RCAF Station Summerside, was responsible for the birth of this tradition.

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The Spitfire: The Battle of Britain's Only Star ? - Air Defense Museum

In early summer 1940, the situation was critical for the Allies. The United Kingdom is the last European power standing up to Hitler. Hitler was considering Operation Sea Lion, which called for a major landing on English shores.

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Northern watch - Air Defense Museum
The 2000s

Northern watch

No. 12 Radar Detachment carried out aerial surveillance starting on August 1, 1942 from facilities located near the Bagotville military base.

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Birth of the Alouettes - Air Defense Museum
World War II (1939 - 1945)

Birth of the Alouettes

When the war started, English was the language of the Royal Canadian Air Force. A number of people felt this hampered enlistment of French Canadians.

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Knights of the sky - Air Defense Museum
World War I (1914 - 1918)

Knights of the sky

On arrival in Europe, many Canadians joined the Royal Flying Corps. The airmen's key role at the start of the conflict was aerial reconnaissance.

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Korean War: Who were the 22 ? - Air Defense Museum
Guerre froide (1946 - 1991)

Korean War: Who were the 22 ?

At the end of World War II, Korea was occupied by the Soviet Union in the north and the United States south of the 38th parallel. In June 1950, armed North Korean troops invaded the south in an attempt to control the entire peninsula.

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Arvida on High Alert - Air Defense Museum
World War II (1939 - 1945)

Arvida on High Alert

Arvida's first ingots of aluminum were poured in 1926 and the plant rapidly became the largest in Canada.

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Defend the Saguenay - Air Defense Museum
World War II (1939 - 1945)

Defend the Saguenay

In July 1942, No. 130 Panther Squadron headed for Bagotville to provide air protection in the skies over the Saguenay―Lac-Saint-Jean region.

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