Prairie Fledgling (Anson)
Pilot Memories (Hampden)
Beach Jump off (Spitfire)
in Normandy (Typhoon)
of the Sea and Sky (Sunderland)
Atlantic Nannette (Liberator)
'Mosquito' in Korea (T6 Texan)
Seafire Display Team (Seafire, Firefly)
Sea Furies (Sea Fury)
of a feather (RCN Avenger and T33)
The First Canuck(CF100,B25 Mitchell and Vampire)
Ghost Flypast (RCN Banshee,Tracker and Sikorsky S55)
Crew Support-Aviano (CF 18)
Seafire Display Team"
The RCN Seafire air display team flies past HMCS WARRIOR.
The Seafire was flown from RCN aircraft carriers in the late 1940s.
The naval air display team flying these fighters is seen here in a
formation flypast. The Seafire team performed for the public in various
locations in Canada. In the foreground on deck is an RCN Fairey Firefly
naval attack aircraft.
Acrylic on canvas 18x24 (2001).
CANADA'S FLEET AIR ARM
The Battle of the Atlantic proved the value of airpower at
sea. While Coastal Command land based and seaplane patrol squadrons
played a critical part in the allied victory, the introduction of
carrier based aircraft signaled the final defeat of the U-boats as
the allies were given the ability to carry airpower at sea and available
at all times. This development led to the escort carrier being the
hub of the antisubmarine offensive arm. Airpower was used without
respite and fought the U-boats from land and sea bases. In the post-war
era the lessons of WW II were applied by the RCN and formed the basis
of the development of a Canadian Fleet Air Arm. Canadian naval aviators
who had served in the RN Fleet Air Arm were the nucleus of carrier
expertise serving in carriers obtained from the Royal Navy (RN). Carrier
aircraft of both the RN and United States Navy (USN) filled their
hangar spaces. Seafires and Fireflies, Sea Furies and Avengers flown
by Canadians in the Canadian Naval Air Groups, coupled with the new
generation of antisubmarine specialized destroyers, gave Canada a
very credible contribution to the security of NATO's deterrence in
Cold War Europe.
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