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Soviet Naval Aircraft
Soviet Naval Aircraft

Members of Soviet Naval Aviation - the Soviet Navy's air branch - parade their unit's flags (right) in front of their aircraft.

The Soviet Union used a variety of long-range aircraft like these Ilyushin Il-38s to search for and track surface vessels and submarines belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which included Canada. Had a war broken out between NATO and the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, Soviet submarines and aircraft would have used this tracking information to attack NATO warships and merchant vessels carrying supplies, equipment and personnel to the fighting in Europe.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19820577-001_12



Soviet Naval Aircraft
Soviet Aircraft Carrier and Bombers
HMCS Huron and HMCS Kootenay, 1990
HMCS Terra Nova in Halifax Harbour
HMCS Terra Nova
Bofors 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
HMCS Huron, 1990
HMCS Montréal
HMCS Montréal
HMCS Oriole
HMCS Westaskiwin's Gun Shield Art
Concert Party, HMS Canada
"Crossing the Line" Ceremony
Boxing, HMCS Swansea
Naval Wedding, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Christmas Trees, HMCS Border Cities
Dining in the Wardroom, HMS Puncher
Royal Naval College of Canada Rugby Game
Shearwater Flyers National Football Championship, 1957
Sunset Ceremony
Anniversary Celebrations, Quebec City
Dockside Religious Service
"Piping the Side"