On April 1st, 1924, the air services of the Canadian government were reorganized; as a result, “royal” was officially adopted, and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was born.  Though it was a separate service, the RCAF was placed under the army chief of staff.

In addition to its military role, the RCAF at that time was also responsible for many civil aviation operations; these included forestry patrols, forest spraying, anti-smuggling patrols, and aerial surveying.


Fairchild FC-2 Razorback – Camp Borden three years later (RCAF)