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Bomber Comand Crew, No. 6 Group, Royal Canadian Air Force.This section gives an overview of the role of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in the war overseas. It provides background on the state of the RCAF before World War II. It also describes the struggle between Canada and Great Britain over whether an overseas RCAF should even exist, the eventual creation of an overseas RCAF squadron and the subsequent efforts by Canada to keep their squadrons overseas distinctly 'Canadian'. It touches on the various types of operations that the RCAF conducted in theatres of war around the world, from cold nights over Europe to the sweltering heat and deadly monsoons of Southeast Asia.

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