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D-Day: The RCAF and Second Tactical Air Force

– A number of RCAF squadrons flew with the Royal Air Force’s 2nd Tactical Air Force in the weeks leading up to D-Day. They did such a good job establishing air superiority over the landing area that many pilots were disappointed by the lack of Luftwaffe targets on June 6, 1944, the day of the invasion.

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Who was in the air on D-Day?

– The RCAF had 42 operational squadrons overseas on D-Day—June 6, 1944.

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D-Day and air power

– Air power was critical in the weeks leading up to D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The Allies required total air supremacy, including the ability to provide close air support to the invaders and to disrupt enemy communications and transport.

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J.A.D. McCurdy: the father of Canadian military aviation

– As the RCAF celebrates its 95th anniversary, we look back at the father of Canadian military aviation, J.A.D. McCurdy, designer and pilot of the Silver Dart.

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RCAF all-women technician team heads to international competition

– The world’s best air technicians will test their skills at the annual Air Maintenance Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, in April 2019. The RCAF is sending five teams to compete, including an all-women team.

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RCAF space operators certified and awarded space wings in the U.S.

– For the first time ever, RCAF space operators working in the Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California have been certified and formally awarded the U.S. Air Force Space Operations Badge.

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RCAF leads Canadian Armed Forces space initiatives

– The Royal Canadian Air Force oversees space capabilities, responsibilities and personnel within the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Canadian troops in Bahrain bust drug runners on the ‘hash highway’

– MANAMA, Bahrain — Zeroing in on a small fishing dhow loaded with heroin in 2 million square miles of ocean is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but a crew of mostly Canadian troops has helped find six in the past two months, hauling in nearly 16 tons of illicit drugs.

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Once a Chinthe, Always a Chinthe

– When Richard Earl joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at age 18 in 1942, he never imagined he would end up as a radio operator for one of two brand new Canadian transport squadrons in India.

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The sky’s the limit: the RCAF`s Honorary Colonel Jim Kyte

– Former NHL star Jim Kyte has joined the ranks of another organization that reaches for the stars in his role as a Royal Canadian Air Force honorary colonel.

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