Commemorative banners celebrate RCAF 100th anniversary in Quinte West

 In celebration of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) 100th anniversary on April 1, 2024, 48 commemorative banners have been hung on street poles throughout Quinte West as part of the 413 (Air Force City) Wing Air Force Association of Canada’s 100 Banners for 100 Years project.

Each banner features a photo of an Air Force veteran, their trade, and the name of the banner sponsor, set on a blue background. The banners are available for viewing on street poles in downtown Trenton and Frankford, and ‘paint the town blue’ in tribute to the contributions and legacy of the RCAF over the past 100 years.

“The RCAF has been loyal to innovation, excellence and serving the nation over the past 100 years,” said Jo-Anne Peckham, Chair of the 413 (Air Force City) Wing. “The 100 Banners for 100 Years project offers the community an opportunity to reflect on the significance of the RCAF and the sacrifices of those who have served. 413 (Air Force City) Wing is honoured to work with the City of Quinte West and other organizations to recognize this important Canadian milestone.” 

Quinte West Council has approved that the honour of the ‘Freedom of the City’ be bestowed on the members and personnel of RCAF Trenton and their veterans, to mark the 100th anniversary. This honour will be presented as part of the RCAF Celebration, Parade and Flag Raising Ceremony, a community event, to be held in Trenton on Sunday, April 7, 2024.

“The marking of the RCAF 100th anniversary is a significant milestone in Canadian history, and for Quinte West as an Air Force city,” says Mayor Jim Harrison. “I encourage everyone to come out and see the RCAF banners, attend the many anniversary events in Quinte West this year, and continue to support the brave service people who serve our country.”

For more information about RCAF 100th anniversary events and initiatives in Quinte West, please visit quintewest.ca/RCAF100.

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