The Service of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was designated a national historic event in November 2000.

Historical importance: Served in European campaign and all other theatres during the Second World War.

 

Services of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War
Hawker Hurricane aircraft of No.402 Squadron flying over Royal Air Force Station Digby, England, 1941.
© Expired - Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-145298
Canadian War Poster - Join the team
Join the Team! poster
© Expired - McGill University Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, Canadian War Poster Collection, Reference no. WP2.R16.F3

 

Services of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War
Aircrew and groundcrew of No. 428 (Ghost) Squadron, RCAF, with Avro Lancaster B.X aircraft KB760
© Expired - Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / e005176190 
Services of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War
Personnel of the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division, Comox, British Columbia, 24 April 1945.
© Expired - Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-144477

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