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Ottawa RCAF Flyers
The RCAF Flyers was a senior amateur Canadian ice hockey team, based out of Ottawa. The team was made up of active and former Royal Canadian Air Force members and some army personnel. The club won the gold medal in the 1948 Winter Olympics. The club also won the Allan Cup Canadian championship in 1942.
The team was inducted into the Canadian Armed Forces Sports Hall of Fame in 1971. In 2001 the Gold Medal winning team was honoured by the Canadian Forces when it was announced that the 1948 RCAF Flyers were selected as Canada's greatest military athletes of the 20th century.
1948 Olympic Gold medalists
The IOC lists that all players, including reserves, were given an Olympic Gold Medal.
- Hubert Brooks, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba  (reserve)
- Murray Dowey, Toronto (goaltender)
- Frank Dunster, Montreal (defenceman)
- Roy Forbes, Vancouver (defenceman) (reserve)
- Andy Gilpin, Montreal (forward) (reserve)
- Jean Gravelle,Aylmer, Quebec
- Patsy Guzzo, Ottawa
- Wally Halder, Toronto
- Ted Hibberd, Ottawa
- Ross King, Portage la Prairie (goaltender) (reserve)
- Henri-André Laperrière, Ottawa (defenceman)
- John Lecompte, Ottawa, (defenceman)
- Pete Leichnitz (reserve),Brechin, Ontario
- George Mara, Toronto
- Albert Renaud, Ottawa
- Reginald Schroeter, Ottawa
- Irving Taylor,Ottawa
The book Gold Medal Misfits (Pat MacAdam, Manor House Publishing, 2008) chronicles the team's history with original articles from the area and interviews with surviving team members.
- List of 1948 Canadian Olympic Medal Winners
- McLauchlin, Les. "Good God, Olympic Gold!", The Airforce, Spring, 1998. Retrieved April 21, 2008
- Iorfida, Chris. "Canada's quiet hockey heroes", CBC.ca, February 7, 2008.
- The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D. A Canadian Hero "R.C.A.F. Flyers at 1948 Olympics"
- Royal Canadian Air Force: RCAF Flyers Wrote Olympic History Retrieved February 8, 2015