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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Bomber Command Museum of Canada

The Bomber Command Museum of Canada, formerly the Nanton Lancaster Museum, is located about 45 min south of Calgary, Alberta on Highway 2 in Nanton, Alberta. The museum is home to a Lancaster, Bolingbroke, Harvard, Finch, Anson and others, along with several outdoor exhibits, including a CF-100 and CT-133. The museum has an extensive small articles section.

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In Memory of William Russell "Rus" Sloan

"The squadrons thundered off the ground tirelessly. Off they pelted those glorious, radiant boys. We were with them in sound and spirit but that feeling of lead in the stomach when they failed to return was all too familiar. There were so many and all of them so young and such a wicked, wicked waste. I mourned them then, now and forever..."

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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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