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February 20

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1944:

Ferry carrying heavy water destroyed by Norwegian resistance


1953:

St. Edward's Crown adopted for all epaulettes, badges and buttons.


1959:

Prime Minister John Diefenbaker announces the cancellation of the Avro Arrow project, despite claims of the Arrow being the best modern interceptor in the world. At about the same time, at Avro's headquarters in Malton, Ontario, the company announce




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Military Word Of The Day
ADCON
:
administrative control


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Today in Military History

February 19



1690:

A French-Indian force of some 200 men attack the English settlement at Schenectady, New York. The assault begins at 11p.m., taking the garrison and inhabitants by surprise. After burning the settlement and massacring most of the settlers, the raider


1915:

British and French bombardment of the outer forts of the Dardanelles begun


1942:

Japanese carrier raid on Darwin, Australia


1945:

GOCH-CALCAR ROAD, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 21 Feb 45)


1945:

US troops land on Iwo Jima after 72 day bombardment




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