Canadian Wings | The History & Heritage of the Royal Canadian Air Force

Welcome to my privately run, unofficial website designed to tell the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force. This site is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, the Department of National Defence or the Air Force Association of Canada and as such we cannot provide, nor do we have access to, official information on behalf of the Canadian Forces. This includes personnel records and/or other personal information. It is maintained by myself during my (limited) spare time so please read the Terms of Use. I hope you enjoy the experience and visit again soon.


R.C.A.F. Units Are Renumbered

As one of the first steps towards realization of this plan for distinctively Canadian units, a special series of numbers was allotted to the existing R.C.A.F. squadrons and those projected. The R.C.A.F.'s numbers were to be from 400 to 448. Thus, on March 1st, 1941, 110 Squadron became 400 R.C.A.F. Squadron; No. 1 Fighter Squadron and the original 112 Army Co-operation Squadron, which since December 9th, 1940, had been known as No. 2 Fighter Squadron, were also given new numbers.

A short history of Canada's Air Force

History of the RCAFThe first Candian Air Force was formed in 1918, read more about the evolution of Canada's Air from the early days of aviation to the high tech air force of today.


History of the RCAFOrders of Battle give a snapshot of the strength and disposition of the air force at selected points in history. The following should present the reader with a good representation of how Canada's Air Force has changed over the years.

Candian Forces Snowbirds

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Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is an aviation museum located at the Brandon Municipal Airport in Brandon, Manitoba. It is dedicated to the memory of all the airmen from the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, who trained at these World War II airbases. The museum in stage 1 of redevelopment, which will see it restored to include the main hangar, medical building, chapel, H-hut aircrew barracks, motor pool building, canteen and interpretive center.

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Juno Beach Centre

The Juno Beach Centre is a museum and cultural centre, which opened at Courseulles-sur-Mer on June 6, 2003. The Centre presents the war effort made by all Canadians, civilian and military alike, both at home and on the various fronts during the Second World War, as well as the manifold faces of contemporary Canadian society.

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British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

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The Battle of Britain

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No. 6 (RCAF) Group

Looking for Richard Koval's site on the the RCAF's No. 6 Bomber Group, follow this link to his new site:


No. 439 Squadron (Unofficial) Hompage

Looking for Mike Melnick's page on No. 439 Squadron, follow this link to his new site:

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