Fonds 2004/3; 76/107 - Royal Canadian Air Force fonds

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Royal Canadian Air Force fonds

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  • Multimédia

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CA ON00093 2004/3; 76/107

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  • 1903-1973 (Production)

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Description matérielle

2.27 m of textual records
ca. 7135 photographs : b&w and col. ; 165 x 28 cm or smaller
40 cm of architectural and technical drawings
291 microfilm reels
1 oversize ledger

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Histoire administrative

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was founded on 1 April 1924. Prior to the Second World War, the majority of RCAF operations were non-military. Regardless, with the outbreak of conflict in 1939, it rapidly asserted itself as a fully developed, combat capable air force. During the Second World War, over 200,000 men and women served with the RCAF, which was to become the fourth largest amongst the allies. Involved in operations in Great Britain, northwest Europe, the North Atlantic, Italy, Malta, Ceylon, India and Burma, the RCAF also operated the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. While the end of the war resulted in a marked decrease in the size of the RCAF, this would quickly be reversed with the onset of the Cold War. Thereafter, it would play a major role in continental air defense. Although it did not provide combat units, the RCAF was also involved in the transport of supplies during the Korean War. Following the unification of the Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, the RCAF lost its identity as a distinct military sector, becoming part of a greater regimental whole.

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Portée et contenu

Fonds consists of textual and photographic records documenting the history of the Royal Canadian AIr Force (RCAF). Includes extensive records detailing the operational activities of the RCAF, particularly aerial bombing missions during the Second World War. Also includes information on aircraft, major equipment (instructional engines), training, and military life. There are 9 series:
I. Architectural and technical drawings
II. Great Britain Allied Central Intelligence Unit (ACIU)
III. Directorate of Procurement - aircraft (DPA) reports
IV. Manuals, publications and reports
V. National Gallery photographs of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) / Royal Air Force (RAF) in Canada 1917-18
VI. Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Overseas Headquarters assorted photographs / negatives
VII. Miscellaneous photographs (76/107)
VIII. Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Operations Record Books and Diaries Microfilm
IX: RCAF and AIRCOM Major Equipment Registration Ledger

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Source immédiate d'acquisition

The immediate source of acquisition is unknown. Series 9 received 17 September 2010 from Cpl Kareem Ishmael of DGAEPM DAP 3 in Ottawa, Ontario.


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  • anglais

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Copies of the Finding Aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room of the Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH). Electronic copies are also available.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Oversize material is stored in boxes 1-5 and 19-21.

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Series 8 stored in the mircofilm cabinet.

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Oversize material is stored in boxes 1-5 and 19-22.

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