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The "Golden" Aerobatic Teams
Department of National Defence
Before the Snowbirds and the Golden Centennaires aerobatic teams, the gilded F-86 Sabres flown by the Golden Hawks team thrilled the world and ruled Canadian air shows. The team was formed in 1959 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of powered flight in Canada as well as the 35th anniversary of the RCAF. However, their popularity and the support of then-Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshall Hugh Campbell extended their existence past 1959 and the team performed 317 shows until the flight ended in 1963 with a final show in Montreal, Que. The Golden Hawks captivated audiences by flying low, raising their canopies and waving at the crowd! Now that's showmanship.
A short history of Canada's Air Force
The first Candian Air Force was formed in 1918, read more about the evolution of Canada's Air from the early days of aviation to the high tech air force of today.
CANADIAN AIR FORCE - ORDERS OF BATTLE
Orders of Battle give a snapshot of the strength and disposition of the air force at selected points in history. The following should present the reader with a good representation of how Canada's Air Force has changed over the years.
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Manitoba Military Aviation Museum
Located on Canadian Forces Base 17 Wing in Winnipeg, Manitoba the Manitoba Military Aviation Museum strives to preserve the heritage of Manitoba Military Aviators and Manitoba Squadrons.
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In Memory of William Russell "Rus" Sloan
"The squadrons thundered off the ground tirelessly. Off they pelted those glorious, radiant boys. We were with them in sound and spirit but that feeling of lead in the stomach when they failed to return was all too familiar. There were so many and all of them so young and such a wicked, wicked waste. I mourned them then, now and forever..."
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No. 6 (RCAF) Group
Looking for Richard Koval's site on the the RCAF's No. 6 Bomber Group, follow this link to his new site:
No. 439 Squadron (Unofficial) Hompage
Looking for Mike Melnick's page on No. 439 Squadron, follow this link to his new site:
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