During the 1950s, the vast majority of RCAF personnel and their dependants made use of Ocean Liners when travelling to and from Europe. Travel by Ocean Liner was sometimes referredf to as "The Golden Age of Travel" and to many - this mode of transportation was considered to be a vacation trip on its own. A smaller number of service personnel found themselves making use of the "North Star" as their means of transport to Europe - while an even smaller number (like myself) were fortunate to travel on an RCAF "Comet". All of this more or less came to an end on 31 August 1961 when the RCAF introduced the use of the CC-106 Yukon aircraft for the movement of personnel across the Atlantic.
It would be impossible to provide detail pertaining to every ocean liner that was ever used by RCAF personnel, but we would like to bring back some memories to those of you who made the "trip by ship".
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Updated: June 18, 2005