Fonds 73/423 - 1 Air Division Europe Headquarters fonds

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1 Air Division Europe Headquarters fonds

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CA ON00093 73/423

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  • 1953-1955 (Creation)

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4.5 cm of textual records

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1 Air Division Europe, RCAF was formed on 1 October 1952 as an operational command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Allied Command Europe. The Division moved to Metz, France on 13 April 1953, then to Lahr, Germany on 1 April 1967. 1 Air Division Europe was integrated into the Canadian Armed Forces on 1February, 1968.

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Fonds was accessioned in 1973 and declassified in 1996.

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Fonds consists of an operations plan and interim operations plans for 1 Air Division when it was stationed at Metz, France during 1953-1955. The operations plan was designed to meet a situation in which war had been forced upon the NATO nations by acts of aggression of the USSR or her satellites. The interim operations plans were designed to prepare Air Division units for the transition from peace to war operations with the maximum degree of combat effectiveness.

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  • English

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For other records pertaining to 1 Air Division Europe researchers should consult the following records in the Document Collection:
86/243 LG Scrapbook of clippings from German newspapers, 19 July 1967 - 22 Nov 1969, accompanied by English translations;
84/266 [7th slice infrastructure] Material removed from 1 Air Division Europe operations - plans diary, 77-2; folder 4 when remainder was declassified. 1955. NATO SECRET;
73/900 Monthly command return of religious activities. 20 Feb 1961 - Dec 1962;
75/166 Air Staff instructions. 7 July 1969. RESTRICTED;
75/168 Instructions;
79/317 4 vols. Air Division Europe: organization; order and instructions. 28 Jan 1952 - 16 Oct 1953;
There is also a PRF file "Air Division, 1", and annual historical reports for 1960, 1965-1966, 1968-1969 [UIC 2450];
See also the Kardex index for other records.

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Originally titled 1 Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force: Operations plans

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