Extracts from the 1 Air Division Historical Report:
26 Jun 61
The RCAF’s Guynemer Trophy air-to-air firing team arrived at Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, from Sardinia, ready and determined to win the trophy for the fourth straight year.
6 Jul 61
The RCAF’s Guynemer Trophy team was today officially declared winner of the fourth annual air gunnery competition for the fourth consecutive year. The Canadians and their F-86 Sabre jets amassed a total of 1,352 points, 246 more than their nearest rivals – the Belgian Air Force team – which scored 1,106 points. The Netherlands came third, with 1,040.5.
7 Jul 61
Prince Berhard of the Netherlands today presented the Guynemer Trophy and 36 silver medallions to the victorious RCAF air-to-air gunnery team. Along with the trophy and medallions, he also presented the Prince Bernhard Plaque to the RCAF team captain, F/L Richard Spencer, who won the plaque as the top scorer in the competition, amassing a total of 440.5 points out of a possible 800.
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