AIRCOM: Canada's Air Force


192 pages
Contains Photos, Index
ISBN 0-921922-05-0
DDC 358.4'00971





Reviewed by Peter Henderson

Peter Henderson teaches history at Douglas College in New Westminster,


This book is an overview of Canadian military aviation as it exists
today, with a look at some of the aircraft surviving from earlier times
in the post-World War II era. It is divided into chapters dealing with
the present and past in an order that varies the topics and holds the
reader’s attention. All current aspects of military flying are
covered, from fighter aircraft to transports and helicopters, including
foreign visiting aircraft (American, Russian, and British).

The coverage of an example of Canada’s first jet fighter, the de
Havilland Vampire, I found particularly attractive, with photographs of
superlative quality.

Better than in many books of this type is the coverage of the human
element: a good proportion of the pictures and captions show people
involved in their endeavors. This book is a very worthwhile publication.


Milberry, Larry., “AIRCOM: Canada's Air Force,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 19, 2024,