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.

DID YOU KNOW?

Canadian built Lancasters

For many Canadians, the Lancaster bomber was a symbol of Allied victory. For many in southern Ontario that symbol became a part of their everyday work.
At its peak of production in 1944, a force of 10,000 workers - one-quarter of them women - laboured at the Victory Aircraft Plant in Malton, Ont. during the Second World War to produce 430 Mark X Lancasters.
The aircraft were sent directly to Bomber Command's No. 6 Group, which was composed entirely of RCAF squadrons and personnel. Eventually, the plant was producing one plane per day.

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.

CANADIAN AIR FORCE - ORDERS OF BATTLE

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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Canadian Aviation Museum

The Canadian Aviation Museum was formed in 1964 at RCAF Station Rockcliffe as the National Aeronautical Collection from the amalgamation of three separate existing collections. These included the National Aviation Museum at Uplands, which concentrated on early aviation and bush flying; the Canadian War Museum collection, which concentrated on military aircraft, and which included many war trophies, some dating back to World War One, and the RCAF Museum which focused on those aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

In 1982 the collection was renamed the National Aviation Museum and in 1988 the collection was moved to a new experimental type triangular hangar from the Second World War-era wooden hangars it had been residing in. In 2006 an additional hangar was opened, which allows all of the collections aircraft to be stored indoors.

External Linkhttp://www.aviation.technomuses.ca/


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421 RCAF Squadron

This web site is dedicated to the men who served in 421 Red Indian Squadron of the RCAF in World War II, and particularly to those who fought in the Battle of Normandy. But it has two faces one is the background, history, and experiences of the men in 421 RCAF Squadron, and the other is the backdrop of the Battle of Normandy.

External Linkhttp://www3.sympatico.ca/angels_eight/421sqadn.htm


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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:

External Linkwww.6grouprcaf.com/

No. 439 Squadron (Unofficial) Hompage

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

External Link www.thisisme.ca/439squadron/