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"Birds of a feather"

Description: These two birds, although very different, came from the same nest. They are depictions of the Avenger carrier borne anti-sub patrol bomber and the T-33 Silver Star, both flown from the RCN “nest” at the Fleet Air Arm station at HMCS SHEARWATER in Halifax, NS during the postwar era. A Silver Star jet trainer flown by the RCN executes a close approach on an RCN Avenger ASW aircraft somewhere on Canada's Atlantic coast. In this era the RCN employed aircraft such as the Avenger in specialized Anti-submarine warfare, a role that became the Canadian Navy's forte during the post-war years. In addition the RCN began to include jet aircraft in its inventory such as the Silver star for training purposes.

Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas 24x36(1998)
Display: Private collection
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Historical note:

WW II VETERAN IN THE RCN
The venerable TBM Avenger won its fame in the desperate naval battles of the Pacific Campaign during WW II. As a torpedo and level bomber it served in the USN and RN throughout that campaign. With the establishment of the RCN Fleet Air Arm in the late forties the initial role of carrier strike and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft was filled by the British designed Fairey Firefly. The Avenger replaced the Firefly in that role entering service with the fleet on 13 May 1950 and serving for ten years during the Navy's carrier era until 5 July 1960 when it was retired from service. In those years it performed admirably and with major modifications became a specialized ASW patrol aircraft able to deploy with and protect the fleet at sea from the major threat posed to surface fleets by modern submarines.

More information at the following excellent website:
Canadian Aircraft Carriers - HMCS Magnificent

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