THEY GREW NOT OLD
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During the course of the Second World War, thousands of Canadian Women and Men joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. By the end of WWII, these volunteers -- plus existing members and many citizens from the United States of America -- combined to make the R.C.A.F. the fourth largest air force in the world. Canadians also joined the Royal Air Force, the Fleet Air Arm and Ferry Command. Over 18,000 lost their lives between September of 1939 and August of 1945.
Some members of the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force and Britainís Royal Air Force came to Canada to further their training. Over 300 lost their lives in or near Canada.
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is erecting a permanent memorial to recognize the sacrifice of all these young women and men. Their names and ages will be etched on a granite wall situated on Museum grounds located at McGill Field in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
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