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RCAF Station Abbotsford, British Columbia

September 1943.  Location of No. 24 Elementary Flying Training School.

    July 1944.  Closure.

April 1944.  Location of No. 5 Operational Training Unit.

    October 1945.  Closure.

November 1945.  Location of Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite.

    June 1946.  Closure.

    Misc

   


RCAF Detachment Aishihik, Yukon

January 1945.  Opened.

   

    September 1956. Closure.


CFS Aldergrove

    June 1955.  Amalgamation of Wireless Telegraph receiver station Aldergrove and Wireless Telegraph receiver near the town of Sumas (now named Matsqui). 

    July 1956.  Renamed HMCS Aldergrove.

       

    1 February 1968.  Integrated into the Canadian Armed Forces and renamed CFS Aldergrove.

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    1994.  Closure of station.  The site was retrofitted for remote control.

    April 1996.  Came under the command of CFB Esquimalt (Naden). The detachment was again re-named Naval Radio Section Aldergrove in 1996 to officially acknowledge the unit's naval heritage.


CFB/ Camp Aldershot, Nova Scotia


CFS Alert,  Ellesmere Island in Nunavut (formerly part of the Northwest Territories)

    1956.  Established on an experimental basis by the RCAF.

    September 1958.  Taken over by the RCCS.

    February 1994.  Announced that Alert would be converted to remote operation by 1997-98.


Allan Island, Labrador

November 1944.  Location of No. 40 Radio Detachment.

    October 1945. Closure.


Allerton Park, United Kingdom

October 1944.  Location of No. 6 Canadian Bomber Group.

    November 1945.  Closure.


RCAF Detachment Alliford, British Columbia

    September 1939.

    April 1940.


RCAF Station Alliford Bay, British Columbia

13 May 1940.  Established.  New home of 6 Bomber-Reconnaissance Squadron which moved from RCAF Station Jericho Beach.

July 1940.  Location of No. 6 (B.R.) Squadron.

    August 1945.  Closure.

December 1941.  No. 9 (BR) Squadron arrived from RCAF Station Bella Bella.

November 1943.  No. 7 (BR) Squadron arrives.

25 July 1945.  Closed


RCAF Station Alsask, Saskatchewan

Pinetree Line

    Early 1963.  Operational.

1962.  Opened.  Home of 44 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron.

1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFB Alsask

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blazer Work Dress

    1987.  Closure.


Amphitrite Point, British Columbia

August 1942.  Location of No. 13 Radio Detachment.

    September 1945. Closure.


Angus, Ontario

June 1941.  Location of No. 13 (X) Depot.

    December 1964.  Closure.


RCAF Station Annette Island, Alaska

November 1942. Opened

May 1943. Closure.


RCAF Detachment Armstrong Station, Ontario


RCAF Station Armstrong, Ontario

Pinetree Line

Built by the Americans.

November 1962.  RCAF took over.  Home of 38 Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron.

1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFS Armstrong.

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1975.  Closed.


RCAF Station Arnprior, Ontario

August 1942.  Location of No. 3 Flying Instructors School.

    January 1944.  Closure.

February 1944.  Location of No. 1 Flight Engineers School.

    October 1944.  Closure.

July 1946.  Location of National Research Council Research Flight (NRC/FES).

    July 1953.  Renamed National Establishment (NAE) and moved to Uplands.

May 1951.  Location of Central Experimental and Proving Establishment.

    May 1953.  Closure.


RCAF Station Assiniboia, Saskatchewan

December 1941.  Location of No. 34 Elementary Flying Training School (RAF).

    January 1944.  Closure.

February 1944.  Location of No. 25 Elementary Flying Training School.

    July 1944. Closure.


RCAF Station Aylmer, Ontario

3 July 1941.  Location of No. 14 Service Flying Training School under British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

    August 1944.  School relocate to Kingston.  

1 July 1944.  Location of Flight Engineer School.

    31 March 1945.  Closure.

April 1945.  Location of RCAF Technical and Engineering School, later Re-designated No. 1 Technical Training School.

   

   

   

   

    May 1955.  Closure.

1951.  The RCAF Fire-fighting School moved in from RCAF Station Mountain View.

September 1951.  Location of No. 11 Examination Unit.

    November 1952.  Closure.

June 1952.  Location of Aeronautical Engineering School.

    November 1953.  Closure.

Magazine

1961.  Closed


Ayr, Scotland

9 January 1944.  Location of 22 (Fighter) Wing.

    1 April 1947.  Disbanded.


Baden, Germany

April 1953.  Location of No. 4 (F) Wing.

   

    December 1993.  Moved to Cold Lake.

    December 1964. 

   

1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFB Baden.

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CFB Baden Flight Simulator

   

GTTF (Group Transient and Training Flight)

 1 AMS (Air maintenance Squadron)

        Formed in 1971

       

        Moved to CFB Cold Lake (26 April 1993)

Exercise Ample Gain then Ample Train

31 August 1994.  Closed

Books

Title        Superbase 20 Baden Soellingen The Hornet's Nest

Author    Chris Bennett

ISBN      0-85045-114-9

Title        40 Years 1953 1983 4 Wing Canadian Forces Baden Soellingen

Author    An Esprit De Corps Production

ISBN      none

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        TAM (Tactical Air Meet)

   

    Various Clubs

   

    Wandering Club

   


RCAF Station/ CFB Bagotville, Quebec

1942.  Station opened.

   

Operational Training Unit

 

1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFB Bagotville.

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LVG

6 FTTU (Field Technical Training Unit) (Unité d'instruction technique appliquée)

    1993.  Renamed 3 Wing.

   

   

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        LVG

       

       

        Arid

       

William Tell

CF-18 Demo Team

 75 Anniversary

 Other Squadrons of 3 Wing.

        3 Escadron de Maintenance Air

       

            LVG

           

    1993.  12 Radar Squadron relocated from Mont Apica.

   

        LVG

       

        CADPAT

        Air Force

       

        Air Force Flying Suit

       

Previous Units

June 1942.  Location of No. 1 Operational Training Unit.

    January 1945.  Closure.

August 1942.  Location of No. 12 Radio Detachment.

    October 1944.  Closure.

December 1943.  Location of No. 4 Convalescent Hospital

    November 1945.  Closure.

November 1945.  Location of Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite (Saguenay).

 

Exercises  

    Open Challenge

   

    Fighter Meet

   

Scouts

Title        Spectacle Aerien International de Bagotville, Pleins Feux sur ma Region, 9-10 Juin 2007

Author    None

ISBN      None

Title    Spectacle Aerien International de Bagotville, 20 - 21 Juin 2015

Author    None

ISBN    None


RCAF Station Baldy Hughes, British Columbia

Pinetree Line

1955.  Built by the Americans.

Early 1960's.  Transferred to the RCAF.  Home of No. 54 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron.

1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFS Baldy Hughes.

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    31 August 1990.  Closure.


RCAF Station Barrington, Nova Scotia

Pinetree Line

    1 August 1958.  Operational.

1943.  Operated by the RCN

1957.  Re-opened by the Americans.

1 June 1962.  Transferred to the RCAF.  Home of No. 23 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron.

1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFS Barrington.

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    1 August 1990.  Closure.


RCAF Detachment Beatton River, British Columbia

January 1945.  Opened.

    May 1955. Closure.


Beaumaris, Ontario

April 1945.  Location of No. 1 Convalescent Hospital

    September 1945.  Closure.


RCAF Station Beausejour, Manitoba

Pinetree Line

November 1953.  Operational.  Operated by the Americans.

1962.  Transferred to the RCAF.

1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFS Beausejour.

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    31 July 1986.  Closure.


RCAF Station Beaverbank, Nova Scotia

Pinetree Line

December 1953.  Operational.  Home of No. 22 Aircraft and Control Warning Squadron.

1 April 1964.  Closure.

Reproduction


RCAF Station Beaverlodge, Alberta

Pinetree Line

February 1953.  Operational by the Americans.

1963.  Transferred to the RCAF.  Home of No. 57 Aircraft and Control Warning Squadron.

1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFS Beaverlodge.

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    1 April 1988.  Closure.


Bell Lake, Nova Scotia

October 1942.  Location of No. 2 Radio Detachment.

    February 1945. Closure.


RCAF Station Bella Bella, British Columbia

September 1938.  Established as a temporary detachment of RCAF Station Jericho Bay.

March 1941.  Location of No. 9 Construction and Maintenance Unit.

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December 1941.  Permanent stations established.  Location of No. 9 Bomber-Reconnaissance Squadron.

August 1944. Closure

Spring 1945.  Re-opened briefly as a meteorological section.

September 1945.  Closure.


RCAF Station Belleville, Ontario

August 1941.  Location of No. 5 Initial Training School.

    June 1944.  Closure.


CFS Bermuda

    1 January 1963.  Authorized to lease 11 acres of land on Bermuda to operate a Canadian Naval Radio Station.

    4 July 1963.  Became operational

    15 February 1965.   Royal Canadian Navy officers and other ranks said goodbye to the white ensign and introduced the new Canadian Flag.

    1969.  The station's name was changed from Naval Radio Station Bermuda to Canadian Forces Station Bermuda.

   

    February 1992.   Canada's Budget announced the decision to close the station.

    31 December 1993.  Official notice was given to the Bermuda Government to terminate the lease.   


Biak, West Bank New Guinea.

Location of No. 116 Air Transport Unit, UNEF.


Biggin Hill, United Kingdom

February 1944.  Location of No. 410 Repair and Salvage Unit.

    August 1945.  Closure.


RCAF Station Bird, Manitoba

Mid-Canada Line

December 1957.  Opened.

March 1964.  Closed.


Birmingham, United Kingdom

October 1942.  Location of No. 4 District Headquarters.

    July 1945.  Closure.


RCAF Station/ Camp/ CFB Borden, Ontario

9 July 1925.  Location of 1 FTS (Flying Training School)

    16 June 1937.  Moved to Trenton, Ontario.

    22 January 1940.  Returned from Trenton, Ontario

During the inter-war, renamed RCAF Station Borden.

February 1937.  Location of No. 2 Technical Training School.

May 1939.  Location of Intermediate Ground Instructional School.

    April 1940.  Closure.

9 October 1939.  Location of 1 F.I.S. (Flying Instructor Course).

    1940.  F.I.S. moved to Trenton, Ontario

31 January 1940.  Amalgamation of ATS (Advanced Training School) and ITS (Intermediate Training School) to form No. 1 SFTS (Service Flying Training School).

    March 1946.  Closure.

April 1944.  Location of Advance Tactical Training Detachment, A-33 CACTE.

    October 1944.  Closure.

February 1948.  Location of School of Basic Science.

    April 1948.  Closure.

1950's.  RCAF School of Photography relocated from RCAF Rockliffe

1950's.  Location of

Aero engine technician

Air Frame Mechanic

Aircraft refinishing technician

Aircraft instrument mechanic

Airborne Electronic Technicians School

Electrical technician

Instrument_technician

Munitions and Weapons technician

Supply Technician

Mid 1966.  PFS arrives from Centralia, Ontario.

    31 March 1970.  Moves to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba

 

   

   

DND Fire Fighting School

Royal Canadian School of Infantry

    1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFB Borden.

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1994.  16 Wing re-located from St. Jean.

        ACA (Air Command Academy)

       

        ACPDTC (Air Command Professional Development Training Center).  October 1994 to date

       

Airborne Electronic Technicians School

         CFFA (Canadian Forces Fire Academy)

       

CFLA (Canadian Forces Leadership Academy)

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        CFSACO (Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control)

       

        CFSAL (Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics

       

        CFSAOE (Canadian Forces School of Aerospace and Ordnance Engineering).  1970 to 31 Aug 1985

   

        CFSATE (Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering).  1 September 1985 to date

       

Location of 700 Communication Squadron

Work Dress

Combat

Location of 706 Communication Squadron

Work Dress

 

Military Police

Maple Arch 2013

3rd annual Volksmarch

 

Borden Flying Club

Birthplace of the R.C.A.F.

1995
71st Anniversary
Lockheed CF-104 Starfighter
  1996
72nd Anniversary Handley-Page Halifax
 1997
73rd Anniversary Hawker Hurricane
  1998
74th Anniversary Avro Anson
1999
75th Anniversary
Avro 504K
2000
76th Anniversary
Westland Lysander
2001
77th Anniversary
Canadair CT-114 Tutor
2002
78th Anniversary
Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)
2003
79th Anniversary
Canadian Vickers Vedette
2004
80th Anniversary
Avro CF-100 Canuk


2005
81st Anniversary
Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador
2006
82nd Anniversary
de Havilland DHC-3 Otter
2007
83rd Anniversary
Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
2008
84th Anniversary
Avro Arrow
2009
85th Anniversary
Silver Dart
2010
86th Anniversary
Lockheed CC-130 Hercules
2011
87th Anniversary
Boeing Vertol CH-47C Chinook
2012
88th Anniversary
Canadair CP-107 Argus
2013
89th Anniversary
Tiger-Moth
2014
90th Anniversary
Spitfire
2015
91st Anniversary
Northrop Nomad
2016
92nd Anniversary Beechcraft Expeditor
2017 93rd Anniversary Curtiss JN-4

Borden 100


RCAF Station Botwood, Newfoundland.

April 1942. Opened.

October 1945.  Closed.


RCAF Station Boundary Bay, British Columbia

July 1940.  Location of No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School.

    December 1941.  Closure.

April 1941.  Location of No. 18 Elementary Flying Training School.

    June 1942.  Closure.

October 1942.  Opened under BCATP.  Location of  of No. 18 Elementary Flying Training School .

April 1944.  Location of No. 5 Operational Training Unit.

   

October 1945.  Closure of No. 5 Operational Training Unit.

1949.  Reactivated as Vancouver Wireless Station. 

1 February 1968.  Integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Renamed CFB Ladner.  Go to CFB Ladner.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom

June 1941.  Location of No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre.

    July 1946.  Closure.


RCAF Station Bowden, Alberta

May 1941.  Location of No. 32 Elementary Flying Training School (RAF).

    September 1944.  Closure.

August 1944.  Location of No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit.

    November 1944.  Closure.

October 1944.  Location of No. 406 Aircraft Holding Unit.

May 1945.  Location of No. 2 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit.

    January 1946.  Closure.


RCAF Station Brandon, Manitoba

April 1940.  Location of No. 2 Manning Depot.

    May 1944.  Moved to Trenton

April 1941.  Location of No. 12 Service Flying Training School.

    Mat 1945.  Closure.

June 1945.  Location of No. 2 Aircrew Conditioning Unit.

    October 1945.  Closure.

Location of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum


RCAF Brantford, Ontario

October 1940.  Location of No. 5 Service Flying Training School.

    November 1944.  Closure.

November 1944.  Location of No. 4 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit.

    April 1946.  Closure.


Brig Harbour, Labrador

November 1943.  Location of No. 37 Radio Detachment.

    October 1945. Closure.


Brooklyn, Nova Scotia

October 1942.  Location of No. 4 Radio Detachment.

    August 1945. Closure.