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CFB Gander
CANADIAN FORCES BASE GANDER (also CFB GANDER, IATA : YQX, ICAO : CYQX), is a Canadian Forces Base
Canadian Forces Base
located in Gander , Newfoundland and Labrador
Labrador
. It is operated as an air force base by the Royal Canadian Air Force and is home to air/marine search and rescue operations that cover a vast swath of the western North Atlantic and southern Arctic. Its primary RCAF lodger unit is 9 WING, commonly referred to as 9 WING GANDER. CFB Gander
CFB Gander
is co-located at Gander International Airport
Gander International Airport

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No. 127 Squadron RAF
NO. 127 SQUADRON RAF was a squadron of the United Kingdom 's Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force . HISTORYNo. 127 Squadron was formed on 1 February 1918 as a day bomber unit but was disbanded on 4 July 1918 before becoming operational. On 29 June 1941, a detachment of four Hurricanes and four Gladiators to be based at Haditha in Iraq was re-designated No. 127 Squadron. During the occupation of Syria in July it flew fighter and reconnaissance missions until it was renumbered No. 261 Squadron on 12 July 1941. No. 127 reformed at Kasfareet from a detachment of ground personnel from No. 249 Squadron and acted as a servicing echelon until receiving Hurricanes in March 1942. In June the Squadron moved to the Western Desert for fighter operations before being placed on air defence duties in Egypt in September. In April 1944 the Squadron moved back to the UK and re-assembled at North Weald on 23 April
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No. 129 Squadron RAF
NO. 129 (MYSORE) SQUADRON was a Royal Air Force squadron active during World War II. CONTENTS * 1 World War I * 2 World War II * 3 References * 4 External links WORLD WAR ILike a number of Squadrons, No. 129 was initially formed during the later months of the First World War, but never became operational before the Armistice. It was to be a day bomber unit based at RAF Duxford . WORLD WAR IINo. 129 Squadron was reformed on 16 June 1941 at RAF Leconfield equipped with Spitfires . As a result of the Indian government raising large sums of money through its sale of War Bonds a number of squadrons within the RAF were given names of Indian cities and provinces in recognition of this. No. 129 became No. 129 (Mysore) Squadron being named after Mysore province in southwest India. The squadron's badge, the Ghunda Berunda of Mysore, also reflects this association
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Royal Canadian Navy
The ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY (RCN) (French: Marine royale canadienne) is the naval force of Canada. The RCN is one of three environmental commands within the unified Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces
. As of 2017 Canada's navy operates 12 frigates, 4 patrol submarines, 12 coastal defence vessels and 8 unarmed patrol/training vessels, as well as several auxiliary vessels. The Royal Canadian Navy
Navy
consists of 8,500 Regular Force and 5,100 Primary Reserve sailors, supported by 5,300 civilians. Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd
Ron Lloyd
is the current Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy
Navy
and Chief of the Naval Staff
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High Frequency Direction Finding
HIGH-FREQUENCY DIRECTION FINDING, usually known by its abbreviation HF/DF or nickname HUFF-DUFF, is a type of radio direction finder (RDF) introduced in World War II . High frequency (HF) refers to a radio band that can effectively communicate over long distances; for example, between U-boats and their land-based headquarters. HF/DF was primarily used to catch enemy radios while they transmitted, although it was also used to locate friendly aircraft as a navigation aid. The basic technique remains in use to this day as one of the fundamental disciplines of signals intelligence , although typically incorporated into a larger suite of radio systems and radars instead of being a stand-alone system. HF/DF used a set of antennas to receive the same signal in slightly different locations or angles, and then used those slight differences in the signal to display the bearing to the transmitter on an oscilloscope display
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No. 126 Squadron RAF
NO. 126 (PERSIAN GULF) SQUADRON RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed to be a day bomber unit in World War I and reformed as a fighter unit in World War II . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Formation and World War I * 1.2 Reformation in World War II * 2 Aircraft operated * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYFORMATION AND WORLD WAR INO. 126 SQUADRON ROYAL FLYING CORPS was formed on 1 March 1918 and became a unit of the Royal Air Force a month later, but it disbanded on 17 August 1918. REFORMATION IN WORLD WAR IIThe squadron reformed in 1941 as a fighter unit equipped with Hawker Hurricanes and was stationed in Malta to provide air defence for the island. It was re-equipped with Spitfires and then operated from Sicily and Italy . It moved to the UK in April 1944 and was disbanded on 10 March 1946 after a period equipped with the Mustang . AIRCRAFT OPERATED Aircraft operated by no
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Royal Air Force
The ROYAL AIR FORCE (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force . Formed towards the end of the First World War
First World War
on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world. Following victory over the Central Powers in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world. Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history . In particular, it played a large part in the Second World War
Second World War
where it fought its most famous campaign, the Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain

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No. 10 Squadron RCAF
SQUADRON may refer to: * Squadron (army)
Squadron (army)
, a military unit of cavalry, tanks, or equivalent subdivided into troops or tank companies * Squadron (aviation)
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No. 5 Squadron RCAF
SECOND WORLD WAR * Battle of the Atlantic * Battle of the St. Lawrence BATTLE HONOURS North West Atlantic, 1939-1945 NO. 5 SQUADRON RCAF was a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron that was active during the Second World War . It was primarily used in an anti-submarine role with Eastern Air Command and was based at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia , Gander, Newfoundland , Torbay, Newfoundland , Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Sydney, Nova Scotia . The squadron flew the Supermarine Stranraer , Consolidated Canso and Consolidated Catalina before disbanding on 15 July 1945. VICTORIES * 4 May 1943 - U-209 SEE ALSOConvoy ONS 5 REFERENCES * ^ Veterans Affairs Canada * ^ Canadian Wings * ^ uboat.net This Canadian military history article is a stub . You can help by expanding it . * v * t * e This military aviation article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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PBY Canso
The CONSOLIDATED PBY CATALINA, also known as the CANSO in Canadian service, was an American flying boat , and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft . It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II . Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations. During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare , patrol bombing , convoy escorts , search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue ), and cargo transport . The PBY was the most numerous aircraft of its kind and the last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. In 2014, nearly 80 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a waterbomber (or airtanker) in aerial firefighting operations all over the world. CONTENTS * 1 Naming * 2 Design * 2.1 Background * 2.2 Development * 2.3 Mass-produced U.S
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Hawker Hurricane
The HAWKER HURRICANE is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF). Although overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire
, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain , accounting for 60 percent of the RAF air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War . The Hurricane originated from discussions during the early 1930s between RAF officials and British aircraft designer Sir Sydney Camm on the topic of a proposed monoplane derivative of the Hawker Fury biplane
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command
The ARMY AIR FORCES ANTISUBMARINE COMMAND was formed in the fall of 1942 to establish a single command to control antisubmarine warfare (ASW) activities of the Army Air Forces (AAF) under a single command. It was formed from the resources of I Bomber Command , which had been carrying out the antisubmarine mission since the Attack on Pearl Harbor in the Atlantic and Caribbean due to the lack of long range Naval aviation in that area. The command's units conducted ASW along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, in the Caribbean Sea and in Europe, where it used in England and French Morocco. Its operations were marked by disagreements between the AAF and the Navy concerning the conduct of air ASW. In the fall of 1943, the ASW mission was transferred to the Navy and the command became a bomber training unit until it was inactivated in 1946
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AN/FPS-3
The AN/FPS-20 was a widely used L band early warning and ground-controlled interception radar system used by the United States Air Force Air Defense Command , the Pinetree Line in Canada , and a variety of other users. The design started life as the Bendix AN/FPS-3 in 1950, was upgraded to the FPS-20, then spawned over a dozen different variants as additional upgrades were applied. The FPS-20 formed the backbone of the US air defense network through the early Cold War with over 200 units deployed. Most FPS-20 sites were replaced by modern equipment in the late 1960s, although a number were turned over to the FAA , modified for air traffic control use, and became ARSR-60S. The first AN/FPS-3 arrived in December 1950, slated for installation at Eniwetok Atoll to control aircraft involved in the atomic bomb tests of early 1951. Over the next few years, 48 FPS-3s were installed to replace older systems in the Lashup Radar Network
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AN/FPS-20
The AN/FPS-20 was a widely used L band early warning and ground-controlled interception radar system used by the United States Air Force Air Defense Command
Air Defense Command
, the Pinetree Line
Pinetree Line
in Canada
Canada
, and a variety of other users. The design started life as the Bendix AN/FPS-3 in 1950, was upgraded to the FPS-20, then spawned over a dozen different variants as additional upgrades were applied. The FPS-20 formed the backbone of the US air defense network through the early Cold War
Cold War
with over 200 units deployed. Most FPS-20 sites were replaced by modern equipment in the late 1960s, although a number were turned over to the FAA
FAA
, modified for air traffic control use, and became ARSR-60S
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AN/FPS-93
The AN/FPS-20 was a widely used L band early warning and ground-controlled interception radar system used by the United States Air Force Air Defense Command , the Pinetree Line in Canada , and a variety of other users. The design started life as the Bendix AN/FPS-3 in 1950, was upgraded to the FPS-20, then spawned over a dozen different variants as additional upgrades were applied. The FPS-20 formed the backbone of the US air defense network through the early Cold War with over 200 units deployed. Most FPS-20 sites were replaced by modern equipment in the late 1960s, although a number were turned over to the FAA , modified for air traffic control use, and became ARSR-60S. The first AN/FPS-3 arrived in December 1950, slated for installation at Eniwetok Atoll to control aircraft involved in the atomic bomb tests of early 1951. Over the next few years, 48 FPS-3s were installed to replace older systems in the Lashup Radar Network
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