Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Armed Forces > Air Forces
Resource Type > Film and Video
Canadian forces are in combat for the first time in decades. Four Canadian fighter jets flew into Iraqi airspace, escorting allied attack planes in Operation Desert Storm.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Interviews with women who were Second World War pilots for the Air Transport Auxiliary of the RCAF, flying Hurricanes, Mosquitoes and Spitfires between factories, storage depots and squadrons in England.
Two women who were officers in World War II recount their experiences of working in a very male-oriented environment. Wing Officer Willa Walker, RCAF Women's Division, and Captain Adelaide Sinclair of the Navy Wrens (WRCNS) each had her own challenges to face.
Report on Captain Steve Hill and Major David Kendall, CF-18 fighter pilots stationed in Qatar during the Gulf War. For the first time since the Korean War, Canadian forces fire offensively in combat and successfully attack an Iraqi ship.
Just days after the U.S. requests additional support from allied forces, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announces a plan to expand the role of the Canadian military in the Gulf War. A squadron of CF-18s will be placed on active duty in the Persian Gulf, providing air cover for Canadian ships and other coalition forces.