Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

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  • 24/1/1932
    HMC Ships Skeena and Vancouver land armed parties at Acajutla, El Salvador, to protect British subjects threatened in a revolution.
  • 24/1/1941
    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.
  • 24/1/1946
    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.