Significant Dates in Canadian Military History
The '12e Régiment blindé du Canada' is first organized as the 'Three Rivers Provisional Battalion of Infantry'.
The Rush-Bagot Agreement of 1817, which restricted the number of naval vessels allowed on the Great Lakes, is modified to allow both American and Canadian naval vessels to operate on the Great Lakes in greater numbers.
Nine Canadian prisoners participate in the “Great Escape” from Stalag Luft. 3 prisoner-of war camp in eastern Germany.
East of the Rhine River, Germany Corporal F.G. Topham, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, earned the Victoria Cross for his courageous and selfless devotion to his comrades.
Four CF-18s from Aviano Air Base in Italy attack targets in Kosovo: the first mission of Canadian pilots during this conflict.