Did You Know?

  • Victoria Cross

    The VC was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War. Due to its rarity, the VC is highly prized and the medal has fetched over £400,000 at auction

  • Canadian VC

    As of 1993, Canadians were no longer eligible for the British Victoria Cross, for the medal was replaced with a new Canadian Victoria Cross. It has yet to be awarded. The Victoria Cross has been presented to 94 Canadians, or people closely associated with Canada.

  • And The Survey Says

    William George Barker VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars (3 November 1894 – 12 March 1930) was a Canadian First World War fighter ace and Victoria Cross recipient. He is the most decorated serviceman in the history of Canada, and indeed in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations.

  • WWII

    About 1,081,865 served with 200,000 in the RCAF and 106,000 in the RCN. Canada had 46,777 of its servicemen killed in action during WWII. The population of Canada was approximately 11,250,000 when Canada entered WW2 1939.

  • Navy

    The RCN was the third-largest allied navy in the world after the United States Navy and the Royal Navy. During the Battle of the Atlantic, the RCN sank 31 U-boats and sank or captured 42 enemy surface vessels, while successfully completing 25,343 merchant crossings

  • RCAF

    On the first of January 1944 the RCAF reached its peak wartime strength of 215,200 all ranks (including 15,153) women, 104,000 were in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 64,928 were serving at home and 46,272 were serving overseas. There were 78 squadrons in service: 35 overseas, 43 at home (of which six had been ordered overseas).

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