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Sky Lancers

Canada
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The "Sky Lancers" were another European-based aerobatic display team from the Royal Canadian Air Force.

In 1955, 2 (F) Wing, based at RCAF Station Grostenquin in France, created an aerobatic team known as the "Sky Lancers".

The team flew Canadair F-86 Sabre aircraft, performed 20 shows in the 1955 season. The following year, 4 Wing based at RCAF Station Baden-Soellingen in Germany generated the team with the same name, but using a different color scheme on the aircraft and new pilots.

Unfortunately, on 2 March 1956, a tragic accident occurred during a training flight and four of all five Sky Lancers' pilots were killed. The solo pilot Les "Stretch" Price was not flying with the team that day. Consequently, the RCAF suspended the further formation of aerobatic teams for several years.

Thanks to LCol (Ret'd) Dan Dempsey.

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