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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.