RCAF 419 Squadron unveil 75th anniversary aircraft

(Royal Canadian Air Force/Corporal Bryan Carter)

To mark the 75th anniversary of 419 Squadron "City of Kamloops" the Royal Canadian Air Force have painted CT-155 Hawk 155217 in a special camoflage scheme and wearing the serial KB799.

The scheme is based on World War Two bomber command markings and it wears the code call letters of "VR-W" which represent the the Vickers Wellington flown by the first commanding officer of the squadron - Wing Commander John "Moose" Fulton. The serial KB799 belonged to an Avro Lancaster of 419 Squadron.

The aircraft was unveiled on June the 2nd at Cold Lake, Alberta.

The 419 Squadron’s 75th Anniversary Colour CT155 Hawk during its official unveiling at Hangar 10, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta on June 2, 2016. Image by: Corporal Bryan Carter, 4 Wing Imaging, CK04-2016-0538-005

The 419 Squadron’s 75th Anniversary Colour CT155 Hawk during its official unveiling at Hangar 10, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta on June 2, 2016.
Image by: Corporal Bryan Carter, 4 Wing Imaging, CK04-2016-0538-005

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