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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,
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"Conversion from the original data held as images of old teletype sheets must have taken Major Paradie years.
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Croix de Guerre (France)

Vliegerkruis (NL)
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1 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
504 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
118 Sqd (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
143 Wing (RCAF)
RCAF
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401 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
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Tiger Moth
Harvard
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Hurricane
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Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
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Typhoon RB205 coded FGG
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Harvard & Vampire
11 Oct 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
10 Dec 1940
7 Feb 1941
31 May 1941 - UK
June 1941
Apr 1942 - Repatriated to Canada
5 May 1942 - NS & Alaska
28 Feb 1943 - Commanding Officer
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943 - Commanding Officer
14 Oct 1944 - Commanding Officer
1 Sep 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
24 Sep 1945 - Released from the RCAF
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1946-51 - Commanding Officer

(Photos: LEFT S/L Grant in front of his Typhoon while CO of 438 Sqd RCAF in the UK, spring 1944. RIGHT S/L Grant in front of his Kittyhawk while CO of 118 Sqd RCAF at Annette island Alaska, summer 1943)
- DSO effective 10 July 1945 as per London Gazette of 14 July 1945 and AFRO 1619/45 dated 19 October 1945
- DFC effective 19 September 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2274/44 dated 20 October 1944.
- Croix de Guerre with silver star (France) as per AFRO 485/47 dated 12 September 1947
- Vliegerkruis (Flyer's Cross) (Netherlands) effective 18 October 1947 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 576/47 dated 31 October 1947
Died in Unionville, Ontario in September 1975
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)

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