Fonds F 42 - Air Force Association of Canada No. 600 (City of Regina) Wing fonds

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Air Force Association of Canada No. 600 (City of Regina) Wing fonds

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F 42

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  • 1943-1999 (Creation)

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16.8 cm of textual records

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The Air Force Association of Canada was founded on 21 May 1948 to provide civilian community support to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and to serve as a network for ex-airmen who had returned to civilian life. Branches or "wings" were formed in many cities across Canada. Initially, the association drew its membership from all ranks of the RCAF, and concentrated on military-based aviation initiatives. The association was re-organized in 1972 to include members of the civilian aviation community. Its activities focused on supporting aviation in Canada, preserving the traditions of the RCAF, working with air cadets, improving living conditions for servicemen, cooperating with other veterans associations, and promoting community-based service. Members have been active in other activities including the National Executive of the Association and the RCAF Benevolent Fund.

No. 600 (City of Regina) Wing received its charter on 5 January 1949. The Association's membership includes veterans of numerous squadrons such as No. 162 BR (Flying Boat) Squadron, which flew consolidated Cansos during the Second World War. As of July 1998, the Association had 103 members. The Association is closely affiliated with the 600 RCAF Veterans Association, which provides assistance to needy air force veterans and works to preserve air force history.

Custodial history

These records were transferred to the Regina office of the Saskatchewan Archives Board in three accessions; two by Fred Nagel: R95-278 (September 20, 1995) and R97-289 June 9, 1987; and one by Lionel Hastings: R2001-322 (November 14, 2001).

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This fonds consists of records reflecting the corporate activities of the Air Force Association of Canada No. 600 (City of Regina) Wing, located in Regina, Saskatchewan, for the years 1949-1999. Included are news clippings, minute books, financial records, membership lists, publications, programmes, and correspondence. The fonds also contains copies of the Association newsletter, "Aerogram", which began in July 1998.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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SAFA 66 (old Guide GR 613) consists of fonds and file level listings of textual records.

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Related material: R-E 4787, Air Force Association of Canada.

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No further accruals are expected. Unprocessed records exist in this fonds. Access to these records is unavailable at this time. Please consult reference archivist for details.

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Other codes: R-1533, R-F 124

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