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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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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)
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4 SFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
56 OTU (RAF)
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5 June 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
17 Nov 1940
28 Nov 1940
25 Feb 1941
10 May 1941 - Flying Instructor
3 Feb 1942 - Flying Instructor
2 Nov 1942
1 March 1943
27 Jan 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
19 Nov 1944 - Tour expired
17 May 1945 - Instructor
2 Aug 1945 - Repatriated
5 Oct 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Photo: 28/07/44 440 SQN. CBC announcer Cpl Don Fairbain interviewing F/O Clacken in front of his Hawker Typhoon))
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 18 January 1945 as per London Gazette dated 26 January 1945 and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

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