Higher. Faster. Further. Destined to Serve.
Canada has long played a vital role in the defense of North America’s air space. Winnipeg housed RCAF No. 2 Navigation School and the largest NATO air training school in Canada. Construction of Distant Early Warning (DEW) line sites and radar stations in the Arctic further fueled the military presence at the airport. We pay tribute to this important chapter in Canadian aviation with examples from the early days of jet fighter aircraft—key players in Canada’s emerging role in providing a northern air shield for North America.