Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

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  • 24/6/1762
    A French fleet commanded by Chevalier de Ternay captures Bay Bulls and St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  • 24/6/1813
    Aboriginals and British troops force the surrender of an American force at Battle of Beaver Dam.
  • 24/6/1943
    HMCS Sault Ste. Marie is commissioned as the first Algerine-class minesweeper produced for the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • 24/6/1944
    Flight Lieutenant David Hornell, a Canso pilot with 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, sinks the German submarine U-1225. Hornell's aircraft is also brought down and Hornell dies as a result of his injuries. He is awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.
  • 24/6/1944
    HMCS Haida, HMS Eskimo and a Royal Air Force patrol aircraft sink the German submarine U-971 in the English Channel.
  • 24/6/1954
    The Canadian Army (Active Force) is redesignated the Canadian Army (Regular) and the Canadian Army (Reserve Force) is redesignated the Canadian Army (Militia).