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from Government of Canada

In late 1938 and early 1939, having just become independent from the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Air Force received approval from the Federal Cabinet through orders-in-councils to restrict enlistment in the RCAF to those of European origin — in other words, persons whose skin was white. The RCAF regulations were not, however, complete. While officers in both the Permanent (regular) Force and the Non-Permanent Force had to be white, the same restriction was only applied to airmen of the Permanent Force. The reasons for this discrepancy have not been determined. more

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