BCATP aircraft flown during World War II

Handley Page Hampden

Eight squadrons of Hampdens were operational at the beginning of the war and were in action immediately, raiding enemy naval installations and ships until the daylight formations encountered enemy fighters.…

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North American Harvard

During World War II, and for some years afterwards, the distinctive snarl of the Harvard was a familiar sound in Canadian skies. Recognized as one of the most outstanding aircraft…

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Vickers-Armstrongs Wellington
Brager crew; No. 408 Sqd. RCAF

Vickers-Armstrongs Wellington

The "Wimpey" featured a geodetic form of construction and was the RAF's most formidable bomber when war was declared. The "Wimpey" featured a geodetic form of construction and was the…

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Armstrong Whitworth Whitley

The Armstong-Whitworth Whitley was a sturdy airplane with few vices, generally liked by those crews who flew them on operations. It could take a lot of punishment and was said…

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Lancaster KB-700
Roll Out of KB-700.

Lancaster KB-700

KB-700 - THE RUHR EXPRESS August 1, 1943 was a proud day for the workers of Victory Aircraft and indeed for all Canadians as the first Canadian-built Lancaster rolled off…

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Westland Lysander
[ Photo courtesy Dave Cheeseman]

Westland Lysander

Designed as an army co-operation aircraft, the Lysander first flew in 1936. During the spring of 1940, Lysander squadrons fought in Belgium and France. It soon became apparent that the…

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De Haviland Tiger Moth
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De Haviland Tiger Moth

A British design, the de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth first flew in 1931. It was operated by the Royal Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and in many…

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Canadair CT-114 Tutor
[ In-flight photos above courtesy #15 Wing Moose Jaw ]

Canadair CT-114 Tutor

The Canadair CT-114 Tutor is a Canadian-built jet trainer that was used by Canada's air force to train pilots from 1963 until 2000 when it was replaced by the CT-156…

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Lancaster FM159 Flight Log

Lancaster FM159 Flight Log The following list of flights by Lanc159 during its postwar service with the Royal Canadian Air Forcehas been assembled from information taken from aircrew flight logbooks.We…

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T-33
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T-33

The T-33 is an American designed plane which was developed by Lockheed. It evolved from one of the earliest jet aircraft, the single seat F-80 "Shooting Star" which first flew…

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Bristol Bolingbroke

The Bolingbroke was a Canadian-built version of the Bristol Blenheim IV light bomber. There were three versions made, including a floatplane. After early RCAF service on coastal patrol during which…

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