World War II
Battle of BritainJuly 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940
The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England, literally “The Air Battle for England”) was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom (UK) against large-scale attacks by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). It has been described as the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces.
More than 100 Canadians are deemed to have participated in the Battle of Britain, and 23 lost their lives.
- Canadian Casualties: 23
- Allied Casualties: 544
- Opposition Casualties: 2,698
- Outcome: Victory
- Canada and The Battle of Britain Friends of The Canadian War Museum
- Battle of Britain – The Canadians Vintage Wings of Canada
- History of the Battle of Britain Royal Canadian Air Force
- The 117 Canadians who fought in the Battle of Britain RCAF Association
- The Invasion Threat to Britain and the Battle of Britain Canadian War Museum