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?

The F-86 Sabre

The most famous aircraft of the Cold War was the F-86 Sabre. Though produced for the United States Air Force by North American Aviation Inc., Canadair obtained a licence to produce the plane in Canada and improved upon an already great aircraft.

The Canadair Sabre Marks 3, 5 and 6 all used variations of the Avro Orenda turbojet engine for added power. In addition to supplying the RCAF, Sabres were sold to West Germany, Columbia and South Africa.

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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Musée de la Défense aérienne

L'année 2005 constitue un point tournant dans le développement du Musée de la Défense aérienne. Elle marquera le départ d'une nouvelle phase qui continuera à identifier le musée comme une institution présentant un produit de qualité et dont la renommée dépasse maintenant les frontières du Québec.

Opened in June 1997 and officially recognized as a military museum by the Canadian Armed Forces, the Bagotville Air Defence Museum is the only museum in the Province of Quebec dedicated to the history of military aviation.

External Linkhttp://www.bagotville.net/


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RCAF Military Cemetery at Choloy, France

Many members of the RCAF were killed while serving with NATO as part of 1 Air Division. They, and a few members of other forces assigned to this division, were buried in the cemetery at Choloy, near Nancy. Buried in a separate section of the same cemetery are dependents of RCAF personnel and other civilians serving with the RCAF who died while in Europe. Adjoining is a large cemetery for those of the Commonwealth forces who gave their lives in WW II.

External Linkhttp://www.pinetreeline.org/metz/choloy.html


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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/