The History and the Aircraft of the
Air Forces of Canada -
from 1914 to today.
The Aircraft - 1918 to 1939 - Part 3:
On November 19th 1938, the RCAF became a separate arm reporting directly to the Minister of National Defence. The first Chief of the Air Staff, appointed on the 15th of December 1938 was Air Vice Marshall G.M. Cril. The RCAF had two Air Commands, Eastern and Western which were to co-operate with the Army and the Navy in the defence of Canada's coastline.
This page shows the last of the approximately sixty types of aircraft that were brought on strength during that period.
Boeing247 Stearman 75 Hawker Hart Hawker Tomtit
Hawker Audax Hawker Hind Bellanca Pacemaker DH 80A Puss Moth
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Curtiss Seamew NA 26 Harvard Blackburn Shark Waco AQC6
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