Significant Dates in Canadian Military History
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HMC Ships Skeena and Vancouver land armed parties at Acajutla, El Salvador, to protect British subjects threatened in a revolution.
Oberleutnant Franz von Warrna escapes from a train near Smiths Falls, ON (23-24 January 1941) and returns to Europe: he is believed to be the only Axis prisoner of war from Canada to make it back across the Atlantic.
HMCS Warrior, the Royal Canadian Navy's first aircraft carrier, is commissioned and Nos.803, 825, 826 and 883 Squadrons (already manned by Canadians) are transferred from the Royal Navy.