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    From time to time I hear about the comparison made between Australia, Canada, New Zealand & the UK over what service records can be provided to the general public. I am already aware what Australia, New Zealand and the UK provide but not the Canadians. Can someone tell me what to expect from Canada when requesting records of a RCAF casualty in WWII? Thank you

    Norman
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    Mentioned here before:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2063-Personal-Records-Raf-rcaf

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?9739-advice-needed-regarding-apply-Canadian-archives

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5524-RCAF-service-records-Ottawa

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4249-RCAF-Service-records

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5628-RCAF-Service-Record
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thank you Dennis,

    Please tell me how you were able to find this out so quickly. When I carry out a search of 'titles various'
    I receive an 'error message' so put it down to my ignorance and normaly give up and have a cup of tea. Thanks again for your kind help.

    Norman

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    Norman,

    sticky messages!!!!!! Read them.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5-How-to-access-posts-on-old-board

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?11062-Forum-Search

    mentioned numerous times.

    i googled simply

    RCAF service records site:rafcommands.com

    paste that last line into google,
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Norman,
    Until know I have had access to 5 service records of RCAF servicemen born in Denmark who lost their life during the WWII (war casualty). To these I have had full access.

    For two of those I orderered copies of the full record, in the other three cases, I had the pleasure to visit the Library and Archive of Canada in person during a visit to Canada.

    Ordering from Denmark was easy, but proved rather espensive. I had know clue of the content of the first service record. It turned out to be about 400 pages! When visiting LAC in person, I had the oppotunity to make photoes of the records.

    I hope this is of assistance. Other people on forum have more experience than I, for sure.

    Regards

    Mikkel Plannthin
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
    fb.me/britainsvictorydenmarksfreedom
    danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War

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    Hi Norman,

    I have had a few over the years and they are very detailed. You can one for free each year but if you want more they will come at a fee.

    Regards,

    John.

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