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    Armed Forces Bands in Canada

    Large regimental bands first came to Canada in the late 18th century. By 1869, there were some 46 bands in the Canadian militia. The first regular armed forces bands in Canada were formed in 1899. Their main purpose has been to provide music for military or public functions. As of 2023, there were a total of 73 bands in the Canadian Armed Forces: 53 in the Army, 12 in the Air Force, and 8 in the Navy.

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    https://d2ttikhf7xbzbs.cloudfront.net/media/media/1007px-438_Squadron_RCAF_Band_1960s.jpg Armed Forces Bands in Canada
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    Ed Branch

    Ed Branch is pictured here in his flight suit, standing in front of his parents' home in Windsor, Ontario on the day he graduated from flight training in 1943.

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    Ed Branch

    Ed Branch is pictured here in the front row, fourth from the left, in a group photograph taken when he first started training at E.F.T.S. in Toronto, Ontario, July 2, 1942.

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    Ed Branch

    Flying Officer Ed Branch is pictured here standing in front of his parents' home in Windsor, Ontario on August 22, 1943.

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    Cecil Hancock

    Graduating class for Navigational School. Portage La Prairie, July, 1943. After this class, the men got their wings and were sent overseas.

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    David Allister MacDonald

    Halifax Bomber, 1944 - note bomb damage to the port inner of the aircraft. David Allister MacDonald is kneeling in the photo.

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    David Allister MacDonald

    Portrait of David Allister MacDonald, wearing RCAF blue battledress.

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    Fraser Muir

    Fraser Muir's Crew, 1944. Top: John Broscoe, Bomb Aimer; Ken Thompson, Wireless Operator; Kenny Parkinson, Engineer; Jack Paine, Navigator. Bottom: Fraser Muir, Mid-Upper Gunner; Tommy Groves, Pilot; Blair McSwane, Tail Gunner.

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    Ella Rosalie Mountain Curtis

    Official picture of Ella Rosalie Mountain Curtis in Leading Air Woman Uniform, 1943.

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    Gordon Wilson

    Gordon Wilson's fellow pilots in Sicily, 1943.

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    Bob Worrell

    Control tower in Watson Lake, Yukon, 1946 or 1947.

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    Alex Campbell

    Alex Campbell at the controls of an Airspeed Oxford training aircraft.

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    Alex Campbell

    Alex Campbell at the controls of an Airspeed Oxford training aircraft.

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    Clinton Hayward

    427 (Lion) Squadron, RCAF, pictured here with a Lancaster Bomber, at end of war with Germany.

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    Alex Campbell

    Alex Campbell and Bomb Aimer Chapman in their Lancaster bomber in 1944.

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