Fonds 2004/74 - 4 Fighter Wing fonds

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4 Fighter Wing fonds

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CA ON00093 2004/74

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  • 1954-1959 (Creation)
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    Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Fighter Wing, 4

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9 cm of textual records

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(1953-1963)

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4 Fighter Wing was formed on 1 July 1953, relinquished its specialized fighter designation on 1 March 1963, and integrated into the Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968. 4 Fighter Wing at Baden-Soellingen, Germany was one of the four Royal Canadian Air Force bases or wings in France and West Germany established during the early 1950s under No. 1 Air Division. The wing’s location beside the Rhine River with the Black Forest region of Germany supplied the name for the monthly magazine published by 4 Fighter Wing, “Schwarzwald-Flieger, or “Black Forest Flyer”.

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Fonds consists of issues of the magazine “Schwarzwald-Flieger” (Black Forest Flyer) published by 4 Fighter Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force in Baden-Soellingen, Germany during 1954-1959. The magazines contain military and non-military related information, including commercial advertisements, reports, photos of Air Force members, upcoming attractions, miscellaneous articles, trivia, Canadian news, birth notices, comics, crossword puzzles, standings for sports teams, poetry, climatological summaries, etc. Flight lieutenants edited the magazine, and Air Force members wrote the majority of the articles. Some years are incomplete.

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Fonds received 30 September 2004 from George H. Reimer of Manotick, Ontario.

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  • English

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No further accruals are expected.

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