Significant Dates in Canadian Military History
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A French fleet commanded by Chevalier de Ternay captures Bay Bulls and St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Aboriginals and British troops force the surrender of an American force at Battle of Beaver Dam.
HMCS Sault Ste. Marie is commissioned as the first Algerine-class minesweeper produced for the Royal Canadian Navy.
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.
HMCS Haida, HMS Eskimo and a Royal Air Force patrol aircraft sink the German submarine U-971 in the English Channel.
The Canadian Army (Active Force) is redesignated the Canadian Army (Regular) and the Canadian Army (Reserve Force) is redesignated the Canadian Army (Militia).