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The Royal Canadian Air Force Police was responsible for military police functions for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Image File history File links Ensign_of_the_Royal_Canadian_Air_Force. ... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Forces. ... Title and Graphic from a Royal Canadian Air Force Womens Division public relations Poster The Royal Canadian Air Force Womens Division was an element of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) formed during World War II. The Womens Division was originally called the Canadian Womens Auxiliary... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Forces. ...


In 1940 the RCAF set up the Guards and Discipline Branch, which later changed its name to the Directorate of Provost and Security Services (DPSS). The DPSS provided police mainly for guard, security, and disciplinary duties. During the Second World War and into the post-war period, the RCAF Police were known as the RCAF Service Police (RCAF SP) and police personnel were referred to as "SPs". Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


After the war when the air force expanded to meet NATO committments, the RCAF Service Police also expanded to meet the responsibilities of policing the larger and increasing number air force stations in Canada and Europe. The RCAF Service Police was formally renamed the Air Force Police (AFP) in 1955, although it was still often referred to as the "Service Police". In 1966, the air force police was renamed Military Police. NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation[2] (NATO; French: ; also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance, the Western Alliance, or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is a military alliance established by the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949. ...


Following amalgamation of the three services into the Canadian Forces in 1968, the air force's police was merged with the police branches of the other three services to form the Canadian Armed Forces Security and Intelligence Branch. The Canadian Forces (French: Forces canadiennes), abbreviated as CF (French: FC), are the combined armed forces of Canada. ...


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