Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

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  • 24/2/1900
    Canadian troops fight South African Boers at the Battle of Paardeberg (18-27 Feb).
  • 24/2/1925
    Two flying officers were killed in a mid-air collision over Camp Borden, becoming the first casualties in the permanent Royal Canadian Air Force.
  • 24/2/1944
    HMCS Waskesiu sinks the German submarine U-257 in the North Atlantic.
  • 24/2/1991
    “Desert Cat Squadron” pilots carry out 56 bombing missions during the Gulf War (01-28 Feb).