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WW2 Cartoons by Ricky - RCAF

These wartime cartoons are very evocative of life in the RCAF during WW2. We would like to put together a full story of Ricky - who he was, what units he served in, whether he survived the war and if so, where did he go? If you have any information to add to this story please contact us via the Helpdesk. And if you have more Ricky cartoons: send them along!

Very advanced airfield feeling

Jerries meet a Wildcat

The following version portrays Butch as a Typhoon rocket firing pilot and is said to have been published in a Canadian forces newspaper in 1945.

Boys meet mr Jones rocket firing typhoon

war savings bond

Courtesy: McMaster University

what do you want for christmas

Caption Reads: 'And what do you want for Christmas?'

Courtesy: IBCC Digital Archive

Don't Evacuate Your Fighting Dollars. Artist: Ricky RCAF. 1942 - 1945. Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. 3/9/1943-9/15/1945.

War Bonds cartoons courtesy

Cartoon kindly donated by John Baxter. His father, Flt Lt. Baxter depicted in the cartoon (Trenton 1941), was a medical officer who it is believed to have known Ricky. Flt Lt. Baxter, later Wg Cdr., served overseas between 1942 and 1944.

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