RCAF invites all to join celebration of 100th anniversary of RFCC

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Flying Corps Canada (RFCC) on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Borden, Ont.

Pictured here are members of the first graduating class of the Royal Flying Corps Canada at Camp Borden, Ont., in May 1917. DND Photo
Pictured here are members of the first graduating class of the Royal Flying Corps Canada at Camp Borden, Ont., in May 1917. DND Photo
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The RCAF’s 16 Wing Borden will host a rededication of the RCAF Cairn and an open house at Canadian Forces Base Borden. Both events are open to the public with free admission and free parking.

The cairn honours the men and women who have served with Canadian military aviation since 1917.

At the open house visitors will see displays, many current and vintage aircraft and be able to visit the CFB Borden Aviation Museum. “Jet Stream”, the RCAF’s internationally renowned 20-piece show band will also perform.

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Borden is the birthplace of military flight in Canada. The RFCC was established in late January 1917 to recruit and train Canadians for service in the RFC during the First World War. The first purpose-built and largest military aerodrome was constructed at Camp Borden. The first cadets arrived there for training on March 28, 1917, and the first flight took place on March 30, 1917.

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