Awarded annually to an outstanding student studying Canadian Military History. Preference will be given to students focusing their studies on the Second World War. Endowed in 2002 the award was established to honour and publicize the contribution made by the RCAF Radar Veterans during the Second World War. In 1942 thirteen universities across the country gave four month intensive course to hundreds of Canadian airmen. As a result of this training, Canada provided nearly fifty percent of the Royal Air Force’s radar technicians around the world. This contributed substantially and uniquely to the Allied victories in WWII. There were 6,000 radar technical officers and radar technician airmen from Canada many of whom returned after their wartime service to pursue degrees at Carleton and other universities across the country.