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Date > 1900 > 1930-1939

War in the Air Elsewhere - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

Canadian airmen took part in various missions far from their main theatres of operation. These missions included reconnaissance, air transport, sea patrol and others, sometimes flying from remote bases.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Enemy Air Action and the Canadian Army in the United Kingdom, 1939-43

Type: Document

This report is an account of the effect of enemy air action on units and men of the Canadian Army in the United Kingdom during the period 1939 – 1943, and of the part played by Canadian units in the defence of Britain against the enemy air force in those years.

Site: National Defence

War in the Air Overseas - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

In the early months of the war only three RCAF squadrons could be spared for overseas service. This number was steadily increased so that by war's end there were 48 RCAF squadrons serving in several theatres of war. Thousands of Canadians also served in the Royal Air Force.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

War in the Air - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

Canadian achievements in the air in the Second World War were remarkable. From being the smallest of Canada's services the Royal Canadian Air Force grew to be the fourth largest air force of the Allied powers, flying a multitude of aircraft types in every major air operation overseas. Many Canadians also served in the RAF.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

War in China, 1937-1945 - Operations - Democracy at War

Type: DocumentImage

In 1937 the Japanese army took charge of much of eastern China. Although China was a Second World War backwater, the largest part of the Japanese army was tied down in China, maintaining internal order, and this limited what Japan could do in its war against the Allies. The conflict between China and Japan affected Canada both socially and militarily.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Home Defence - The War in the Air - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

The Eastern and Western Air Commandos of the RCAF were established to defend Canada from the air and to protect vital supply convoys to Europe, Alaska, and Russia.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada