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Type: Document
Description: Students explore a CBC Archives website to gather some first impressions and background information on the Cold War era and its impact on Canadian society and politics.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Students reflect on and discuss how the Cold War affected the lives of young people in Canada, both at home and in school.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Document
Description: In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the RCAF was looking for a high speed, high altitude aircraft to test Canada's fighter forces and radar chain and for an aircraft to augment air transport forces. The de Havilland Comet was chosen for these missions, and with its arrival the RCAF became the first air force in the world to operate jet transports and the first operator to make scheduled trans-Atlantic crossings. As the Comet ushered in the age of the jet airliners, the RCAF was there.
Site: National Defence
 
 
Type: Document
Description: 428 All Weather Fighter Squadron was one Canadian air unit which lasted into the jet age but suffered the fate of disbandment when the Avro Arrow was cancelled. The squadron's history and a list of aircraft it flew are found here.
Site: National Defence
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Among RCAF units the role of 435 Squadron has altered less than most, one change being the addition of rescue missions to its traditional transport duties. A list of aircraft flown shows the squadron to be still flying the large transports.
Site: National Defence
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Like several of its sister units, 439 Squadron has changed functions since inception. Beginning in the fighter bomber role in 1943, the squadron now flies helicopters and training aircraft in preparation for combat support.
Site: National Defence
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Like many "400" series squadrons 404 Maritime Patrol and Training Squadron has changed roles and aircraft during its history. A description of these changes is provided on this page.
Site: National Defence
 
 
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Description: The de Havilland Vampire became the first jet fighter to serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force after 86 of them were received in 1946. Designed in Britain during the Second World War, the Vampire could reach speeds of 445 knots (825 km/h). It was retired in 1958. (Canadian Department of National Defence, PC-251)
Site: National Defence
 
 
Type: Document
Description: The roles of Canadian air squadrons have often changed with time and necessity as in the case of 425 'Alouette' Tactical Fighter Squadron. The types of aircraft the squadron flew are listed.
Site: National Defence
 
 
Type: Document
Description: 423 'Eagle' Maritime Helicopter Squadron has assumed mainly maritime operational roles since inception in 1942. The aircraft flown by the squadron is listed here.
Site: National Defence
 
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