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May 20, 2023

Classic Aero-TV: Aerobatic Ambassadors - The Canadian Snowbird Demo Squadron

From 2010: Team Lead Lieutenant Colonel Bard Discusses the 2010 Air Show Season

Almost 70 years after their inception, the 431 Snowbirds continue today bolstered by the tradition of excellence, discipline, and dedication that started in 1942. In response to the onslaught of World War II, the Royal Canadian Air Force formed the 431 Bomber Squadron in Burn, England. After the end of the war and a brief time on public tours, the 431 Squadron disbanded in 1954; however, to commemorate Canada’s centennial year in 1967, the RCAF formed the Golden Centennaires, planting the seed for another era of aerobatic team display!

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