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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

Artifacts belonging to Lieutenant Barry Troy returning to Canada

– Following hurricanes in the Florida area, a parachute and accompanying items were retrieved from a beach near Naval Station Mayport, near Jacksonville.

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One of the first black Canadian women soldiers tells her story

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — “You couldn’t get a job in a store or anywhere if you were black, so we joined the Reserves,” said Corporal (Retired) Marelene Clyke.

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Henry J. Langdon: An RCAF, industry and union pioneer

– Working in predominantly white environments in all three work places, Henry Langdon was highly respected not only for his abilities, but in his efforts towards improving race relations.

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Retired Air Force Colours entrusted to Toronto Maple Leafs

– In a ceremony held before a hockey match between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators, the RCAF entrusted their retired Colours to the guardianship of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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The RCAF Flyers stunned the world by winning Olympic gold

– By Joanna Calder February 8, 2018, is the 70th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force Flyers’ historic Olympic win. The hastily-assembled hockey team came from nowhere to defeat the world favourites at the 1948 Olympic Winter Games and bring home the gold medal. It was September 8, 1947, and Squadron Leader Alexander “Sandy” Watson, …

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Regulation? What regulation?

– In March 1942, the government approved the lifting of the colour barrier, nine months after the RCAF had recommended its elimination.

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PyeongChang Winter Olympics organizers help bring Canadian Army hockey back after 65 years

– Paju, Korea — In the bitter Korean winters of 1952 and 1953, soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and the Royal 22e Régiment (R22eR) managed to carry out some friendly battles of their own on the frozen Imjin River, using hockey sticks and a puck.

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Canadian Army participates in Imjin Classic 2018 hockey game

– The game is an annual tradition in Canada since 2013, inspired by the games played on the frozen Imjin River in 1952 and 1953 during the Korean War.

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France remembers the Canadian Forestry Corps

– Despite the CFC’s critical contributions during the First World War, its historical importance has remained relatively unknown to the public.

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430 Squadron celebrates 75 years

– The squadron was created as an army cooperation squadron in England during the Second World War.

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