This website is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Canadian Army pilots, crew and personnel who served Canada in Canadian Army aviation units in both war and peace. The site also records the aircraft we flew, our organizations, training and employment during our 32 year history. The story has its roots in World War I, extending to World War II and the Korean War; and finally it’s growth as tactical aviation support to the army during the Cold War era. The unification of the forces in the early 1970s started the disbandment of tactical army aviation units and the transition of some elements to the air force.
The story about Canadian Army Aviation is not well recorded in any media. This website is designed to capture as much of the history and stories of the intrepid aviators and crew, many of who were pioneers in the development and employment of our tactical aviation assets. The Artillery and Army Service Corps managed to record aspects of their history. Their chapters are incomplete. Also, no publication adequately records Armoured Corps air reconnaissance or the employment of pilots and crew from other Army Corps and Regiments. This website aspires to capture the activities of all crewman, observers, drivers, communicators, mechanics, photographers and cooks to mention some of those who served to enable the air crew to carry out their missions. Importantly, the period of Army Aviation was marked by an era of close camaraderie between individuals, units, flight and ground crews who served their nation with loyalty and without reservation.
Contributions to fill this record with stories, anecdotes, personal biographies and photographs are requested and encouraged.
Lieutenant Colonel A. Victor Coroy, CD
Chairman, Editorial Board, Canadian Army Aviation Website