A Canadian Forces base, also known as a base des Forces canadiennes, is a military post of the Canadian Armed Forces. There are nine bases in total, six in Canada and three in foreign countries. The largest base is CFB Bagotville in Quebec.
The Canadian Forces have two roles at each base: civil support and military training. Civil support duties include emergency response and humanitarian aid. Military training duties include teaching skills to new recruits and maintaining equipment used by other nations' armed forces.
Bases serve one of three functions: coastal defense, continental defense, or overseas deployment. Coastal defense bases are located along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and protect against invasion from those oceans. Continental defense bases are located within 100 miles of a border with another country and provide protection against attack from that nation. Overnight deployment bases allow soldiers to sleep on site while being deployed around the world; there are currently three such bases in Canada.
CFBs can be identified by the large red and white flag with a blue circle containing a white star over the main entrance to each base. These flags were originally used by pioneers to mark their campsites but now serve as an official symbol for Canadian military bases.
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF; French: Forces armees canadiennes; FAC) is Canada's unified military, consisting of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). It is the largest armed force in the country after the National Police Service. The Chief of the Defence Staff is the senior officer of the CAF and works with the minister responsible for defence to ensure that the needs of the military are met.
RCAF Station Shearwater was a British airfield during World War II that was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training base from 1943 until 1945. It is now known as Shearwater Airport.
RCAF Station Windsor Locks was a United States Army Air Forces training facility located near Windsor Locks, Connecticut, that operated from 1943 to 1945. The airport that now stands on this site was built by the RCAF after the war as one of eight regional airports serving Montreal. It was given its present name in 1951 when it was decided that it should be called "Windsor" instead of "Westerton".
RCAF Station St-Hubert was a Canadian military airbase near Saint-Hubert, Quebec, that served as a training centre for Allied pilots during World War II. It opened in September 1943 and closed in August 1945.
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Christian Brothers are members of a religious community called the Congregation of Christian Brothers. The congregation was founded in 1844 by seven young men from Ireland who came to the United States with the aim of establishing churches among the Irish immigrants. Today, there are approximately 250,000 brothers worldwide; most are priests or bishops but some are nuns.
The Christian Brothers order is not related to the Catholic Church's other religious order called the Christian Fathers. The Christian Brothers order is part of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy in America. In addition to their work with children in educational institutions, the Christian Brothers also provide social services to isolated communities. They also have ministries for people suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, and AIDS.
Currently, there are three congregations in the United States: one in Boston, one in Chicago, and another in Detroit. However, originally there were many more. At one time, there were over 70 congregations across the United States. Many of these churches were built by immigrant families who wanted their children to have an excellent education - hence the origin of many of our colleges and universities.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is a branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. It defends and protects Canadian and North American airspace in collaboration with the US. Its role is outlined in Section 16 of the Canadian Constitution: "The Queen, through the Governor-General, may direct that members of the Royal Canadian Air Force be required for the purpose of advising and assisting the Civil Power."
The RCAF was founded in 1939 by an act of Parliament. Before this date, civilian pilots flew military missions during World War I from airplanes supplied by the government. These pilots were paid by the hour but they did not receive any form of military retirement benefits. The first group of pilots who were given permanent status was established under the Royal Air Force Act, which came into effect on April 1, 1940. This group included all civilian pilots who agreed to serve with the RAF after it was reorganized that year under Winston Churchill's wartime coalition government.
In 1952, the name "Royal Canadian Air Force" was changed to "Canadian Air Force". In 1968, it was further modified to its current form of "Armed Forces". This change was made to reflect the fact that women had been allowed to join the force since it was created in 1939. Women now make up approximately 17% of the total workforce.
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