“The CF 100 “Canuck” was conceived to meet the demanding requirements of defending a country as vast as Canada. It was a two place, all weather, long range, high altitude interceptor, built in Canada. It first flew on January 19th 1950, and the first were delivered to the RCAF operational training unit North Bay in July 1952. There were 9 SODNS based in Canada, 4 based in Europe and 3 based in Belgium. A total of 692 CF100’s were built”. The above excerpt was taken directly from a third plaque attached to the base of this aircraft…I wasn’t able to get a descent photo due to glare…this aircraft is in Lee Park, North Bay. We have had a military presence in the way of a base since 1951.