"Our supreme efforts must be to gain overwhelming mastery in the air. The Fighters are our salvation, but the Bombers alone provide the means to victory." – Winston Churchill
During the Second World War, tens of thousands of Canadians in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) served in Bomber Command operations over Occupied Europe, Germany and Italy. This was Canada's biggest air commitment abroad—but it was also its costliest. Your coin captures the intensity and danger involved with each daring mission, as a formation of Canadian Lancaster bombers comes under fire in the skies over Germany.
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g) 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Face value 20 dollars
Artist Glen Loates (reverse), T. H. Paget (obverse)