In the months follwing the Second World War, Canada among other nations was determining what its armed forces would look like in the post-war era. Canada planned to acquire an aircraft carrier, and it would require aircraft for its naval air program. This advertisement, published in McLean's magazine on 15 June 1945 shows that aircraft manufacturers were already busy adjusting to the new operating environment that would dictate future sales, and they were working on convincing the Canadian public that they had the aircraft Canada's Navy would need.
The Royal Canadian Navy took delivery of 12 radar-equipped Mk II Fairey Barracudas (this was a Canadian designation, in British service these were the Mk. III). These aircraft were assigned to the newly formed 825 Sqn. which conducted flight operations from the aircraft carrier HMCS Warrior. HMCS Warrior waspaid off in 1948 and returned to Britain along with the Barracuda aircraft.
- 825 Squadron; Canadian-Manned Royal Navy Torpedo Bomber Reconnaisance Squadron (1945-46)
- Wikipedia - Fairey Barracuda; Canadian_service
- Canadian Warplanes, by Harold A. Skaarup
- Canadian Warbird Survivors: A Handbook on Where to Find Them; by Harold A. Skaarup