18 years ago
Just a couple of notes for you Chris:
(a) It is Canadian Armed Forces not Canadian Army Forces.
(b) This Vertol Model 42 (Piasecki) CH-125 (H-21B) still carries most of the
Royal Canadian Air Force paint scheme. It's current paint job c'est "tres
terrible"! It was taken on strength with R.C.A.F. on the 30th of May 1956
originally having a bare metal fuselage. The helicopter was later sold to
Dominion Helicopters (Canadian civil registration CF-JJP) where it flew
missions to support the military's Mid-Canada Line.
It was taken back on strength with the R.C.A.F. on the 2nd of September 1965
as R.C.A.F. s/n 9642. This helicopter was withdrawn from operational
service with the Canadian Armed Forces on the 17th of June 1971 and
subsequently struck off strength on the 12th of January 1972.
(c) The Canadian Armed Forces stood to effective the 1st of February 1968
after the integration of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy
and Canadian Army.