Tag: RCAF

This Week in Canadian History (March 26-April 1)

A day late, admittedly, but here’s the week! March 26, 1885 – The North-West Rebellion began at The Battle of Duck Lake, near modern-day Rosthern, Saskatchewan. Superintendant Lief Crozier and his force of approximately 100 North West Mounted Police and Prince Albert Volunteers were flanked by Gabriel Dumont and a larger Métis force. 12 Government forces

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This Week in Canadian History (Dec 12-18)

Dec 12, 1942 – 99 civilians and military personnel died and over 100 were injured in a arson attack on the Knights of Columbus Hall in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The hall broke several fire codes at the time, with doors that opened inwards and obstructed paths to and from those faulty doors. The fire is

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Winnipeg Jets Honour RCAF

Today the Winnipeg Jets unveiled their “home and away” jerseys. The jersey, and its logo (unveiled earlier in the off-season) are in many ways a tribute to the Royal Canadian Air Force. Designed by True North, the NHL and Reebok, the logos themselves mimic the RCAF and RAF roundels that have been featured on British

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Welcome back Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force

According to this article in the Huffington Post, the Canadian Maritime Command and Air Command are returning to their prior official names, the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force. The current names were the result of the unification and integration of Canada’s forces. Paul Hellyer, Defence Minister for the Pearson Liberal government, who

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