Group of RCAF Pilots gathered around the nose of a plane.

Royal Canadian Air Force

1939-1945

The Royal Canadian Air Force (“RCAF”) formed on April 1, 1924.  The term Royal, dropped from the name in 1968, was returned to the air force in 2011.  Before 1924, Canadians served with the British Royal Flying Corps, which formed in 1912 and amalgamated with the Royal Naval Air Service in April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.  During the Second World War, the RCAF was involved in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), home defence, and overseas operations.

For more photographs and information about the RCAF, visit Bruce County Museum’s Online Collections Site: RCAF, Bruce County Museum Online Collections.

Sources:

March, William.  “Royal Canadian Air Force” The Canadian Encyclopedia.  https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/royal-canadian-air-force.  Accessed May 27, 2020.

Soldiers

Adams, Robert E.
Adams, Tom
Adel, Fred F.
Adolph, Russel C.
Aggerholm, Paul
Alexander, John Malcolm
Allan, William Arthur
Allen, Reginald D.
Ames, Pete
Anderson, George McCrimmon
Archer, Leonard
Ard, William Earl
Arkell, Robert
Arkell, W.P
Armstrong, Bev
Armstrong, Duncan J.
Armstrong, James
Armstrong, Kerwood Neville
Baetz, Wilson Norman Delford
Bain, Murray G.
Baird, Thomas McHenry
Baker, Albert Ernest
Bannerman, Leonard
Barnard, David Russel
Baskerville (Perry), Isavela J. "Vee"
Bates, Jessie Helen
Baxter, Frederick R.
Beavan, Mabel Eveline
Begg, George W.
Begg, John Arthur (Jack)
Bell, Elmer
Bell, John
Berezowski, William
Bettridge, Oliver Agustus
Bishop, William "Billy" Avery
Black, Keith
Borho, Walter
Bowes, Robert "Clifton"
Bowman, George A.
Brookes, Robert N.
Brown, Bert
Brown, Donald
Brown, James
Brown, John Peter
Brown, Marvin Kitchener "Ben"
Brown, Robert Watson
Brown, Walter Clark
Brown, William "Bill" Forbes
Bruegeman, Cecil Baden Powell
Bruegeman, Raymond Glen
Brundritt, Jack D.
Buckingham, Clifford F.
Buckingham, Eldon William
Budd, Del
Burley, Milton Kelly
Burley, William "Billy" J.
Burrows, Francis
Burt, John Earle
Butchart, Ford
Butchart, George Ernest Rae
Butchart, Rae
Bye, Jack "John" Henry
Cairns, John Alexander
Calder, Donald MacDonald
Caldwell, William George
Cameron, Ewart Dryden (Texas)
Cameron, Ronald Francis
Campbell, Keith
Caskanette, Ed.
Ceaser, Eldie
Chapman, George Ronald
Chapple, Stanley
Clark, John Harvey
Clarke, Fraser S.
Clarke, William Keith
Clifford, Robert John
Coleman, Bert (Bertram)
Colquhoun, Ray Ormond
Cox, Andrew "Danny"
Craddock, Elmore B.
Cragg, Graydon B.
Craig, Ernest (Ernie?)
Crawford, Eldred Ernest
Crawford, John Ivan
Crawford, Maurice
Crawford, Norman Clare
Crerar, Cameron
Cronin, John
Cronin, John M.
Crowe, Elden Victor
Crowzier, David MacLeod
Crozier, David MacLeod
Cyril Edward, Neyvatte
Danes, Ernie A.
Davey, Arthur W.
Davey, William Harold
Davidson, Bruce
Davidson, Daniel Robert
Derbyshire, Donovan Emerson
Dickison, Albert William
Dixon, Percy K.
Doll, Lincoln
Dolson, Morris E.
Donaldson, James D.
Donaldson, John
Doran, Morice Seaman
Duncan, Betty Margaret
Durkin, Doug
Durnin, Graham William
Durst, F.N.
Eagles, Albert Bruce ("Ab")
Eaton, David E.
Eaton, Glen
Ellis, Charles John
Ernst, Llyod Sylvester
Evans, E. Clyde
Evans, William "Bill"
Ferris, Johnston Sherman
Fiddes, Ross Alexander Gordon
Field, Arthur
Field, K.J
Fischer, Edward
Fleming, William D.
Fogden, John Henry Wreford
Freeman, Bert
Fugere, Michael William
Furness, Clarence Edward "Bill"
Gale, David "Hugh"
Garrett, Frank M.
Gateman, Mrs. John Howard
Gibbons, Ian William Clark
Gilles, Donald
Gillies, Donald MacPherson
Goodale, Irvan Wellesley
Goring, Sydney
Gradeen, Nels
Griffin, Lloyd
Grist, Kilburn H.
Haggins, Andrew V.H.
Hahn, Henry Joseph
Haldenby, Freddie
Haldenby, James Frederick
Halk, Francis
Halliday, Hardy
Hamilton, Edwin T.
Hamilton, Mervyn (Henry Mervyn)
Hamilton, Stewart
Hanbidge, Jack
Hatt, Bruce Wilfred
Henry, Douglas Woods
Henry, Ernest Raymond
Henry, Ralph Ballantyne
Hepburn, Barbara "Edeth"
Herron, Norman Gilbert
Hickey, Jack
Hilditch, William Kieth
Hill, Harold Roy
Hillmer, Keith A.
Hills, Keith Alexander
Hills, Raymond George
Hogg, William (Bud)
Holmes, Allister C.
Hood, Jean MacKay
Hopkins, Barney L.
Hunt, Lloyd
Hunter, Jack
Hunter, Robert Wright
Hyslop, Irving
Irwin, OBE, William Roy "Sambo"
Jackson, Sydney
Jagelewski, Hubert J.
Johnson, John E.
Johnstone, Benjamin Irvine
Jones, Walter
Keith, Gordon
Kelly, Ward A.
Kennedy, John Ballantyne
Kirk, Lloyd
Kirstine, Lloyd
Klein, Isobel Mary
Kramp, Robert
Krampe, Robert John
Krampp, John Robert
Larsen, Donald L.
Lawrence, George William
Lawrence, Herbert Murdoch
Lees, Glenwood Roy
Leeson, Kenneth
Lefler, James E.
Lehman, Bruce Edward
Lehman, Edgar Clarence
Lehman, Ralph
Lennox, Morton John
Leslie, Robert M.
Liebeck, Millard
Liesmer, Harvey J.
Limpert, Len
Lindsay, William Harry "Hank"
Lines, Walter John Edward
Linklater, Kenneth Harvey
Little, Andrew
Little, David
Little, Peter D.
Lobsinger, Arthur
Loney, Clarence Roy
Long, Clarence Roy
Loveridge, Denis Llewellyn
Low, Francis William James
Lustig, William Henry "Harry"
MacArthur, Lloyd
MacAuley, A. Cameron
MacDonald, Archibald "Archie"
MacDonald, Colin Murray
MacDonald, Colin Murray
MacDonald, Donald D.
MacDonald, Harry
MacDonald, John A. ("Jack")
MacDonald, Russell
MacGregor, Bruce MacArthur
Machesney, Gerald Rowland
MacKee, Carl
MacKenzie, Alex
MacKenzie, Frank Paterson
MacKenzie, Malcolm
MacKey, Carl
MacLachlan, Donald Graham
MacLeod, Duncan D.
MacLeod , Joan
MacLeod, Neil Gordon
MacSween, Kenneth Reith
Magoffin, John Ivan
Mahood, Roy
Mandeno, Doris
Marrs, Harry
Marsh, Carl Finney
Marshall, Walter J.
Mason, Donald
Matches, Alvin James
Mathews, Blake Henry
McArthur, George "Royal"
McClure, Lawrence Harvey
McCormick, Keith Robert
McCreath, William Patterson
McCuaig, Allan Hayes
McCulloch, Hugh D.
McCullough, Donald Charles
McDonald, Doug
McDowall, William P.
McFadden, Robert
McGill, Robert
McGlynn, Lorne
McGue, LaFrance
McIntosh, Wilfred Elmer
McKay, J. Ian
McKee, Norman
McKenzie, Angus James
McLaggan, Alexander James
McLay, John Milton
McLean, John Angus
McLean, John Kenneth
McLean, Myrtle Irene
McLennan, Kenneth C.
McLeod, John "Pickles" Shaw
McLeod, Ken
McLeod, Leonard Paul
McMillan, George
McNeill, Gordon
McQuillin, George Andrew
McSporran, Donald
McTavish, William Donald
Meades, Jerry "Gerald"
Mercer, Robert Lyall
Merriam, Chester
Merriam, Harold Henry
Meyer, Joseph F.
Middleton, Warren
Millar, Rev. George Herbert
Miller, Douglas John
Miller, Elden
Miller, Eugene H.
Miller, Rev. Fredrick Alexander
Miller, Walter Laverne
Minard, Aubrey
Moffat, David
Moffat, Doug
Moffat, Graham
Moffat, William Douglas
Moore, Douglas
Moore, J.K.
Moore, James Russell
Moore, Samuel James
Moran, Ted
Morris, Charles Henry "Chuck"
Morrison, Irvine Ray
Mowat, Alexander MacKenzie
Muir, John Francis (Jack)
Munro, Donald Bruce
Nadjiwan, Vera
Needham, John A. "Jack"
Nelson, Alex
Nelson, Lyle David
Nielsen, Kenneth K.
Norman, Ronald Robert
Nuttall, Orland
O'Bright, Vernon P.
O'Mara, Jack
Orr, Richard Herbert
Palmer, Charles
Palmer, Edward Bruce
Palmer, John Earl
Parker, Bernard
Parsons, Frank John
Parsons, Fredrick John
Paton, Harvey John
Patterson, Raymond A.
Pauley, Reginald Herman
Pentesco, William Joseph "Bill"
Petrie, Allan
Pettis, Kenneth F.
Pettit, William B.
Phillips, Archie
Philp, Robert Gardhum
Piper, Harvey
Pitt, Leslie
Pladsen, Keith Weldon
Plant, Harvey L.
Plante, Stuart Edward
Plante, Stuart Hilton
Plaskett, Mervyn S.
Playnt, Ann
Plowright, Alf
Poge, Norval Edward
Poge, Ronald Roy
Pollock, Norval Edward
Porter, Glen
Poynter, William Henry
Prest, William Henry
Prosser, Elmer Reginald
Proud, Russell Fawcett
Pufahl, Fred L.
Pyne, Donald Morrison
Quinn, Lloyd Andrew
Rabovskie, Moses
Reddon, Roy W.
Reed, Norman Lloyd
Reed, William Walker
Rees, Dr. Alfred William
Reid, Earl William
Reid, Leonard Russell
Reihl, Kenneth
Remington, James Samuel
Renolds, Frank
Renwick, Roy
Reynolds, John Arthur
Richardson, Sydney "SID" G.
Ries, Reginald Robert
Robertson, Harry Malcolm
Ross, Ronald
Ross, William
Rourke, Clyde Burton
Rourke, Lloyd G.
Rowe, Maurice Medcalf
Ruff, John P.
Ruff, Percy Herbert
Rushston, Dean
Russell, Carmen E. "Carm"
Scarrow, Robert Harry
Schefter, John
Scheifele, Clarence Herbert
Schill, Walter J.
Schilling, Leslie A.
Schmalz, Harold G.
Schneider, William
Scott, Doris Helen
Scott, Harold S.
Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Sexton, Elmer F.
Shine, Graham Milton
Sinclair, Albert James Joseph
Smith, Beatrice
Smith, Beatrice C.
Smith, Donald A.
Smith, Mary Margaret
Smith, Maurice C.
Stevenson, George
Stevenson, George "Duke"
Strauss, Leander I.
Sussman, Benjamin Sidney
Sutherland, Colin G.
Tamblyn, Hugh Norman
Tennant, Harold George "Kitch"
Thibaudeau, John B.
Thompson, James W.B.
Threndyle, Hugh
Tindale, Paul
Tobey, Wallace
Tobey, Wesley
Tomlinson, Mansell Matthew
Trout, Robert Burn
Turcott, Eldon Harold
Tyndall, Guy Christian
Vaupel, Frederick Leroy
Vaupel, Raymond Ernest
VonHatten , Clayton R.
Wagner, Melville "Ross"
Wain, Frank Leslie
Waldron, Wilbur Lloyd
Walker, Gordon
Walker, Sydney Brooks
Wallace, Bruce
Walpole, Peter Reid
Walpole, William G.
Wark, Robert Milton
Warmington, Floyd
Watson, Russell
Weber, Lawrence G.
Webster, Robert James
Weeden, Gordon Hubert
Weeden, Keith
Weiler, George R.
Weir, John Wallace
Welch, Harry William
Wendt, Thorold S. "Tod"
Williams, Ronald John
Wilson, John M. "Jack"
Winkler, Eric
Winskill, William "Bill" Wesley
Winters, Charles Hugh
Woodcock, Raymond H.
Woods, Gordon W.
Wuerth, ADC, CD, RMC, BEng, Ross E.

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