Matching Articles"Royal Canadian Air Force" (Total 6)

  • Air Vice-Marshal A. Earl Godfrey inspects RCAF personnel stationed at Botwood, September 1943.
    During the Second World War, the relatively quiet port of Botwood became a highly-militarized Canadian coastal defence base.
  • As the likelihood of war increased in the 1930s, Canada realized that its defence hinged on the protection of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Three infantrymen talk with a flight officer. In the background is a Hawker Hurricane XII aircraft.
    Gander's airport was the largest on the planet in 1940 and played a crucial role in ferrying aircraft from North America to Britain during the WWII.
  • By 1943, the airfield at Goose Bay had become the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
    The Canadian airfield at Goose Bay, Labrador, impacted its surroundings dramatically during the Second World War.
  • Servicemen with the 7th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers check for mines on a road in Bergues, France.
    Although most enlistees from Newfoundland and Labrador joined the British Armed Forces during the WWII, many also served with other Allied forces.
  • Pilots of No.125(F) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), with a Hawker Hurricane XII aircraft at the Torbay air base.
    The Canadian air base at Torbay quickly became an important link in North American defence during the Second World War.

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