Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Canadian Jets - RCAF Blue Devils, Part 2

After the original de Havilland Vampire equipped Blue Devils were stood down in 1950, a scheduling oversight for the following year was noticed almost too late.

To meet this commitment, the Blue Devils were hastily reformed in early August 1951 and issued with licensed built Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk.II aircraft from the 410 (Cougars) Squadron. After a condensed, but intensive solo and formation aerobatic sessions, the Blue Devils performed for three successive days in late August at the Michigan Air Fair in Detroit, Michigan.

The Blue Devils were stood down permanently after their final aerial exposition.

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