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.


British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

On October 10, 1939 it was announced that Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand had agreed in principle that Canada should provide a training ground for Commonwealth aircrew where, as in 1917-18, instruction could be carried out away from the actual battle zone. On December 17 the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) agreeement was signed, converting Canada into what President Roosevelt of the United States later termed the "airdrome of democracy."

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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The Catalina Preservation Society

The primary objective of our Society is the preservation and dissemination of the rich PBY Catalina heritage.

For the historian, collector and curious the Society will serve as a catalyst providing members a forum to communicate with fellow enthusiasts, a library with an extensive collection of books, documents and photographs available to all members researching the PBY and a store to satisfy even the curious collector.

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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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