American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. Royal Canadian Air Force
- Canada, military, aviation Royal Canadian Air Force, predecessor of the Canadian Forces Air Command (CF AIRCOM)
“And this June 6, I'll be able to re-tell some of that remarkable history because people such as RCAF navigator Bob Dale, RCN stoker Ray Mecoy, Canadian paratrooper Mark Lockyer, Canadian infantrymen Fred Barnard and Canadian army photographer Bill Grant chose to serve their country in what they believed was a noble cause.”
“He is considered the first flyer killed in the RCAF.”
“He was lost in action on April 1, 1918, the day that the RCAF came into being.”
“He was shot down over France and is commemorated as the first RCAF flier killed in action.”
“Weirdness | Did the mysterious hijacker known as Dan Cooper -- called "D.B. Cooper" by the news media -- take his name from a French-Canadian comic series about the adventures of an RCAF test pilot?”
“They petitioned on the grounds of unit cohesion and got to stay as RAF/RCAF pilots and crew and were specially designated as “Eagle” Squadrons.”
“And then in 1939/40 there were some Americans (pilots) who went north to Canada where the Canadians pretended they were Canadians so they could join the RCAF and then fly with the RAF – despite the fact that technically they were betraying the US by fighting in a foreign uniform.”
“Every time my grandmother heard that song she told me about a young man she knew from her hometown who went off to serve with the RCAF and never came home again and sang that song as the train taking him to camp left town.”
“I believe the name must have been genericized, as my Dad, who never made it to tropical climes in the war (thanks to Little Boy et. al., because he was training to go there next), referred to the fleas that occasionally infected his relatively peaceful RCAF (Bomber Command) barracks in England as “chiggers”. hpoulter says:”
“In the late fifties or very early sixties when I was a child, my dad came home with a small book that offered a practical, at-home exercise regimen supposedly based on the RCAF fitness program.”
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