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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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PLTRCAF
7 ITS (RCAF)
6 EFTS (RCAF)
4 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
41 OTU (RAF)
430 Sqd (RCAF)
BPC (RCAF)
RCAF
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Anson & Crane
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29 Jan 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1942
18 July 1942
24 Oct 1942
1943 - UK
1943
22 Sep 1943
4 Jan 1945 - Tour expired - Repatriation
13 Feb 1946 - Retired from the RCAF
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5 Aug 1946 - Rejoined RCAF
4 June 1970 - Retired from the RCAF
- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.430 Squadron - Award effective 23 March as per London Gazette dated 3 April 1945 and AFRO 765/45 dated 4 May 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

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