History of the air defence of Canada, 1948-1993%X+.
Air defence in Canada has evolved through numerous changes - both in location and equipment. Formally started in the post war era with No. 1 Air Defence Group Headquarters in 1948, it has continued unabated to the present. The aircraft used have varied from piston-engined P-51 Mustangs to jet-powered CF-18 Hornets.
The units who flew these aircraft ranged from auxiliary squadrons to "long in the tooth" regular squadrons. Ground equipment has also changed over the years, including the evolution of the AMES 11 convoy radar to the TPS 70 tactical radar now deployed.
From the early beginnings of No. 1 Air Defence Group Headquarters in Ottawa through to the North American Air Defence Modernization (NAADM) programme in the early 1990's and the transferring of the torch to 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters, A History of Air Defence of Canada covers all historical aspects. North American Air Defence (NORAD) Command, the Pinetree Agreement (phases 1 and 2), the Mid-Canada Line and the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line, and a brief history of all the air defence stations, bases and squadrons have been included in this book.
This is a unique opportunity for all who have been associated with the air defence of Canada to purchase a historical memento of their service. Also, those interested in military history will discover much overlooked subject matter. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 photographs and maps, this book presents an excellent compendium of Canadian Air Defence units and stations.