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This database lists all known RCAF flying-related personnel who served 1939 - 1945 and onwards in many cases.
In November 2017 François Dutil began adding extensive information and many images from his research files,
for which we are grateful. Please contact us via our Helpdesk if you have additional information or images.
"Conversion from the original data held as images of old teletype sheets must have taken Major Paradie years.
The Paradie database is as close to a treasure as the World will see.” François Dutil

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5 EFTS (RCAF)
15 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
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8 March 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 July 1941
30 Aug 1941
22 Nov 1941 - Flight Instructor Course
7 March 1942 - Flight Instructor
26 June 1943 - Flight Instructor
8 Oct 1943
7 March 1944
1 June 1944
23 Aug 1944
16 Sept 1944
5 Aug 1945 - Repatriated
9 Oct 1945 - Released

DFC - Award effective 23 May 1945 as per London Gazette dated 1 June 1945 and AFRO 1147/45 dated 13 July 1945.
Deceased on 6 July 2016
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)

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