For many years, I always assumed that the "Blue Bombers" got their name from an RAF base that was probably (assumption on my part) based in the area during WWII. Since their uniforms were/are blue, and they did train a lot of these chaps in Canada, that would make sence... This was always the assumption scenerio in my head.
Just last week I was doing some searching on the web for history of the league, and found that the Winnipeg team was going by the Blue Bomber name back BEFORE WWII. So much for my assumed theory.
Where did the name come from, and what is the history?