Commemorative Sword

Battle of Britain Commerative Sword.

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© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada. 2001


Tapesrty illustrating war scenes

Battle of Britain Lace Tapestry.

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© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2001


The Battle of Britain tapestry was created between 1942 and 1946, with exact reproductions of scenes witnessed during the bombing of London. Other illustrations on the tapestry include aircraft that took part in the battle, badges of the Allied forces and, the names of craftsmen who worked on the tapestry.

The Battle of Britain Commemorative Sword is only one of three hundred produced. It was issued in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It can be rotated in its case to view representations of a Hurricane pilot scramble on one of its sides and the different classification of personnel who aided in the victory.
The Battle of Britain tapestry was created between 1942 and 1946, with exact reproductions of scenes witnessed during the bombing of London. Other illustrations on the tapestry include aircraft that took part in the battle, badges of the Allied forces and, the names of craftsmen who worked on the tapestry.

The Battle of Britain Commemorative Sword is only one of three hundred produced. It was issued in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It can be rotated in its case to view representations of a Hurricane pilot scramble on one of its sides and the different classification of personnel who aided in the victory.

© 2002, CHIN. All Rights Reserved.

Painting of bomber returning from a mission

"Thank You, Canada" by John Rayson. Halifax bomber returning to English airfield after another successful raid against Germany.

John Rayson
RCAF Memorial Museum.

© RCAF Memorial Museum.


As the sun rises in the distance, one last Halifax bomber of No. 427 (Lion) Squadron returns home from a mission over Europe. Painted in 1990, this original oil painting by John Rayson was commissioned as a token of gratitude and presented to the surviving aircrew of Bomber Command’s No. 6 (RCAF) Group during their reunion in Elvington, Yorkshire, England.
As the sun rises in the distance, one last Halifax bomber of No. 427 (Lion) Squadron returns home from a mission over Europe. Painted in 1990, this original oil painting by John Rayson was commissioned as a token of gratitude and presented to the surviving aircrew of Bomber Command’s No. 6 (RCAF) Group during their reunion in Elvington, Yorkshire, England.

© 2002, CHIN. All Rights Reserved.

Members of the Women’s Division, like their counterparts in the army and navy, fulfilled a wide range of functions – from nurses to clerks to mechanics – in the process freeing up men for front-line service. They were honoured for their contribution by princess Alice, with the presentation of the Golden cup.
Members of the Women’s Division, like their counterparts in the army and navy, fulfilled a wide range of functions – from nurses to clerks to mechanics – in the process freeing up men for front-line service. They were honoured for their contribution by princess Alice, with the presentation of the Golden cup.

© 2002, CHIN. All Rights Reserved.

The Gold Cup and Photograph of Princess Alice Presenting it.

This is a photo of the presentation of a special gold cup by Princess Alice, Honorary Commandant of the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division during the Second World War. Also depicted is a copy of the dedication text which accompanied the presentation and dedication of this important memento, which recognized the vital and valued contribution made by Canadian women during the Second World War as members of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Develop an understanding of the participation and role of Canada’s Air Force in the World War II
  • Examine the contributions, sacrifices and experiences of individuals who participated in military events during World War II
  • Identify key locations in which Canada’s Air Force operated during World War II
  • Evaluate the weapons and technology used by the Canadian Air Force

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