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Dog para­chute

Canadian Geographic - - YOUR SPACE -

In the fall of , a stray dog ap­peared out­side the hangar of Royal Cana­dian Air Force Squadron in Ed­mon­ton. It ac­cepted food and was soon adopted by the squadron and given the name Butch. Butch was given the hon­orary ti­tle of Lead­ing Air­crafts­man (LAC) and be­came ’s mas­cot, ac­com­pa­ny­ing crews across Canada be­fore be­ing hon­ourably dis­charged and re­tired to a nearby farm. Butch’s cus­tom-made para­chute is the only known Rcaf-ap­proved dog para­chute in ex­is­tence. With files from the Al­berta Avi­a­tion Mu­seum. Learn more about this ar­ti­fact and oth­ers by vis­it­ing al­ber­taavi­a­tion­mu­seum.com Ex­plore more sto­ries from Canada’s past through can­geo.ca/what­sthis.

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