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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Feature Museum Link

Canadian Air and Space Museum

The Canadian Air and Space Museum (formerly the Toronto Aerospace Museum) is an aviation museum featuring artifacts, exhibits and stories illustrating a century of Canadian aviation heritage and achievements. The museum is located in a hangar that once housed the original de Havilland Canada aircraft manufacturing building.
Located in what is now known as Downsview Park, the hangar was later appropriated by the Royal Canadian Air Force as a part of RCAF Station Downsview, and then later as CFB Toronto, which was closed in April 1996.

External Linkhttp://casmuseum.org/


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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/