Bases/ Stations


RCAF Station/ CFB Comox, British Columbia

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    1 November 1954.  Operational.

    June 1958.  Closure.

1942.  Built as a British Commonwealth Air Training Plan for the RAF.

    1943.  Handed over the RCAF.

    1946.  Closed.

    1952.  Re-activated.

June 1944.  Location of No. 6 Operational Training Unit.

   

    December 1945.  Closure.

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

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1993.  Renamed 19 Wing.

 

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    19 Air Maintenance Squadron

   

    ABATS (Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator Basic Aircrew Training School)

   

    CFSSAR (Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue)

   

        LVG

       


Cornwallis

Retired CF members Hockey Team

Card


Coverdale

    15 June 1971.  Closure.


RCAF Station Cranberry Portage, Manitoba

Mid-Canada Line

April 1957.  Opened.

December 1963.  Closed.


Croft, United Kingdom

August 1943.  Location of Station HQ.

    June  1945.  Closure.


RCAF Crumlin, see RCAF London


RCAF Station Dafoe, Saskatchewan

Location of No. 5 Bombing and Gunnery School

Apr 26th 1941. Formed

Feb 17th, 1945.  Closure


Dalton, United Kingdom

December 1942.  Location of No. 1535 Beam Approach Training Flight.

    August 1943.  Closure.

May 1943.  Location of Station HQ.

    September 1945.  Closure.

June 1943.  Location of No. 1666 Conversion Unit.

    December 1943.  Closure.

August 1943.  Location of No. 6 Group Battle School.

    July 1945.  Closure.

August 1943.  Location of No. 1691 (B)  Gunnery Training Flight.

    February 1944.  Closure.

February 1944.  Location of No. 1695 (B)  Gunnery Training Flight.

    July 1945.  Closure.


RCAF Station Dana, Saskatchewan

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1962.  Opened.

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

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Summer 1987.  Closure.


RCAF Station Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

1 April 1924.  Canadian Air Force became the Royal Canadian Air Force.  Air Board Station Dartmouth became RCAF Station Dartmouth.

1 July 1927.  The RCAF's 4 Squadrons were disbanded.

1932.  Detachment formed.

January 1936.  RCAF re-appeared at the Station.

January 1936.  Location of No. 5 (B.R.) Squadron.

    September 1941.  Closure.

September 1939.  Location of No. 10 (B.R.) Squadron.

    January 1940.  No. 10 (B.R.) Squadron moved to Gander.

November 1939.  Location of No. 11 (B.R.) Squadron.

    May 1942.  No. 11 (B.R.) Squadron sent a detachment at Torbay.

September 1940.  Location of 2 (CAC) Detachment.

    August 1943.  Closure.

September 1940.  Location of No. 2 Coastal Artillery Co-Operation Flight.

    August 1943.  Closure.

June 1941.  Location of No. 116 (BR) Squadron.

    October 1943.  Moved to Gander.

January 1942.  Location of No. 121 (Composite) Squadron.

    September 1945.  Closure.

April 1942.  Location of No. 126 (F) Squadron.

    May 1945.  Closure.

April 1942.  Location of No. 129 (F) Squadron.

    September 1944.  Closure.

November 1942.  Location of No.8 Construction and Maintenance Unit.

    March 1947.  Closure.

April 1943.  Location on No. 161 (BR) Squadron.

July 1943.  Location of No. 166 (Communication) Squadron.

    October 1945.  Closure .

August 1943.  Location of No. 167 (T) Squadron.

    September 1945.  Closure.

September 1943.  Location of EAC Marine Squadron.

    October 1946.  Closure.

March 1945.  No. 4 Repair Depot relocated from Scoudouc.

    June 1945.  Closure.

May 1945.  Closure of No. 126 (F) Squadron and No. 161 (BR) Squadron.

    August 1948.  Transferred to the RCN.

October 1945.  Location of Eastern Air Command Communications Flight.

    November 1945.  Closure.

April 1947.  Location of No. 103 Rescue Unit.

    May 1959.  Closure.

June 1950.  Location of No. 102 Marine Squadron.

    November 1950.  Closure.

December 1962.  Location of No. 12 Air Movements Unit.

    December 1963.  Closure.


RCAF Station Dauphin,  Manitoba

February 1941.  Location of No. 10 Service Flying Training School.

    April 1945.  Closure.

Title    Wings Over Dauphin  A History of a Forgotten Era

Author    Elsie Lesyk

ISBN    1-55056-369-6


RCAF Station Davidson, Saskatchewan

October 1942.  Location of No. 23 Elementary Flying Training School.

    September 1945.  Closure.


RCAF Station Dawson Creek, British Columbia

Mid-Canada Line

October 1944.  Location of No. 10 Construction and Maintenance Unit.

    December 1949.  Closure.

August 1945.  Beginning of RCAF Station Dawson Creek.

    March 1946.  Disbanded.

    1 October 1956.  Re-emerged.

    December 1963.  Closed.

January 1947.  Location of No. 3 Loran Unit.

    July 1948.  Closure.


Dayton, Ohio, USA

August 1944.  Location of No. 1 Requirements Detachment.

    November 1945.  Closure.

June 1951.  Location of No. 1 RCAF Requirements Unit.

    December 1963.  Closure.


RCAF Station De Winton, Alberta

March 1944.  Location of No. 31 Elementary Flying Training School.

    August 1944.  Closure.

September 1944.  Location of No. 405 Aircraft Holding Unit.

    November 1944.  Closure.


RCAF Station/ CFS Debert, Nova Scotia

September 1939.  Location of No. 22 magazine Detachment, later No. 16 X Depot.

    May 1959.  Closure.

March 1941.  Location of Temporary No. 1 "M" Depot.

    April 1941.  Closure.

September 1942.  Location of No. 3 "Y" Depot.

    March 1942.  Closure.

February 1944.  Location of Temporary Embarkation Depot.

1941.  Location of No.31 Operational Training Unit (RAF).

    June 1944.  No. 31 Operational Training Unit (RAF) later taken over by the RCAF and re-designated No. 7 Operational Training Unit.

September 1944.  Location of No. 1 Technical Signals Unit.

    October 1945.  Closure.

Location of 720 Communication Squadron

Work Dress


Decimomannu, Italy


RCAF Detachment Deseronto, Ontario

June 1951.

    August 1951.  Closure


RCAF Station Deseronto, Ontario

April 1943.  Location of No. 1 Instrument Flying School.

    November 1951.  Closure.


Digby, United Kingdom

December 1943.  Location of Station HQ.

    April 1945.  Closure.


Dishforth, United Kingdom

February 1943.  Location of No. 1512 Beam Approach Training Flight.

    April 1943.  Closure.

May 1943.  Location of Station HQ.

    September 1945.  Closure.

June 1943.  Location of No. 1664 Conversion Unit.

    December 1943.  Closure.


Dog Creek, British Columbia

September 1943.  Location of No. 11 Staging Unit.

    September 1945.  Closure.

October 1945.  Location of Radio Detachment


RCAF Station Dorval, Quebec

1963.  Location of No. 10 Air  Movements Unit.

    1964.  Closure.


Down Anpney, United Kingdom

November 1945.  Location of Station HQ.

    April 1946.  Closure.


RCAF Station/ CFB  Downsview, Ontario

Supply Depot #1

1987.  Location of 1 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron (TASS)

    Combat Title

   

    1996.  Disbanded.

26 July 1997.  Location of 2 Wing.

    Combat

   


Dundurn, Saskatchewan


RCAF Station Dunnville, Ontario

October 1940.  Location of No. 6 Service Flying Training School.

    November 1944.  Closure.


Dunsfold, United Kingdom

December 1942.  Location of Station HQ.

    September 1943.  Closure.


East Moor, United Kingdom

April 1943.  Location of Station HQ.

    September 1945.  Closure.

May 1943.  Location of No. 1679 Conversion Unit.

    December 1943.  Closure.


Eastern Artic.

Location of No. 60 Ground Observer Corps.


East Asia

July 1944.  Location of Staff Officer HQ.

    October 1945.  Closure.


Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

April 1943.  Location of No. 16 Radio Detachment.

    February 1946. Closure.


RCAF Station Edgar, Ontario

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September 1952.  Opened.  Home of No. 31 Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron.

   

July 1964.  Closed.


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

September 1942.  Location of No. 6 District Headquarters.

    July 1945.  Closure.


Edmendorf Field, Alaska, USA

June 1942.  Location of RCAF "X" Wing.

    February 1942.


RCAF Detachment Edmonton, Alberta


RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta

5 July 1940.  Open at the Blatchford Field Airport as No. 2 Air Observer School (2 AOS), part of BCATP.

14 July 1944.  Closure of No. 2 AOS.  Blatchford Field Airport renamed RCAF Edmonton.  Northwest Air Command Headquarters moves in.

December 1940.  Location of No. 16 Elementary Flying Training School.

    July 1942.  Closure.

January 1941.  Location of No. 16 Aeronautical Inspection District.

    December 1945.  Closure.

June 1941.  Location of No. 4 Initial Training School.

    November 1944.  Closure.

July 1941.  Location of No. 3 Manning Depot.

    July 1944.  Closure.

June 1943.  Location of No. 4 Nutritional Laboratory.

    January 1945.  Closure.

October 1944.  Location of No. 10 Construction and Maintenance Unit.

    December 1949.  Closure.

May 1945.  Station closed.

    October 1946.  Re-opened.

October 1945.  Location of RCAF Winter Experimental Establishment.

    November 1953.  Closure.

October 1946.  Location of No. 418 Aux. Squadron Support.

November 1946.  Location of No. 1 Landmine Communication Service Unit.

    March 1947.  Closure.

November 1946.  Location of No. 9418 Detachment.

    June 1950.  Closure.

November 1946.  Location of No. 6 Communication Flight.

    March 1947. Closure.

April 1947.  Location of North West Air Command Communication and Rescue Flight.

    May 1953.  Closure.

August 1947.  Location of No. 9406 Unit.

    May 1950.  Closure.

September 1948.   Location of 10 Group Rescue Co-ordination Center, later renamed Maritime Group Rescue Coordination Center.

    November 1950.  Closure.

May 1949.  Location of B-29 Detachment.

April 1949.  Location of Nos. 1 &2 Trade Advancement Boards.

    December 1949.  Closure.

December 1949.  Location of Western Area, Search & Rescue Operations.

    November 1958.  Closure.

July 1951.  Location of No. 18 Wing HQ (Aux).

    December 1964.  Closure.

November 1951.  Location of No. 4001 Medical Unit (Aux).

    November 1963.  Closure.

June 1953.  Location on No. 7 Supply Depot.

April 1955.  Location of No. 2 Communications Unit.

    December 1964.  Closure.

1 October 1955.  All squadrons ordered to transfer to RCAF Namao.

 

1962.  Location of Survival Training School.

   

    1998.  Moved to CFB Comox.

27 August 1957.  Transferred to  the local government, creating a municipally operated, commercial airport.


El Arish, Egypt

June 1956.  Location of No. 115 Air Transport Unit, UNEF.

    December 1964.  Closure.


Elliston, Newfoundland

December 1944.  Location of No. 43 Radio Detachment.

   

    December 1945.  Closure.


HMCS NADEN/ Esquimalt

ATA 531 Saint Anthony Auxiliary Vessel

    Decommissioned in 1996

 

    Canadian Forces Fleet School

   

    Naval Officers Training Centre (NOTC)

   

        Sea Cadets NOTC

       

    Electronic Warfare Services Flight

   

    Operation Support Center Pacific

        Athena

Location of 747 Communication Squadron

Work Dress

Combat


RCAF Station Estevan, Saskatchewan

April 1942.  Location of No. 38 Service Flying Training School (RAF).

    February 1944.  Closure.

February 1944.  Location of Advance Party, No. 3 Air Navigation School.

March 1944.  Location of No. 201 Holding Unit.

    July 1944.  Closure.

1945.  Location of No. 4 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit.


Eureka


Exeter, United Kingdom

November 1942.  Location of No. 2 District Headquarters.

    July 1945.  Closure.


RCAF Station Falconbridge, Ontario

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15 August 1952.  Operational.

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

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1 November 1986.  Closure.


Ferrer Point, British Columbia

September 1943.  Location of No. 11 Radio Detachment.

    September 1945. Closure.


RCAF Station Fingal, Ontario

Location of No. 4 Bombing and Gunnery Scgool

Nov 25th 1940. Formed

Feb 17th, 1945.  Closure

April 1945.  Location of No. 9 Surplus Equipment Holding.

    April 1946.  Closure.


Flatrock, Newfoundland

May 1945.  Location of No. 2 Radio Wave Propagation Unit.

    March 1946.  Closure.


Fogo Island, Newfoundland

November 1944.  Location of No. 44 Radio Detachment.

    November 1945.  Closure.


RCAF Detachment Fort Chimo, Quebec

November 1949.  Opened.

    August 1950.  Closure.


RCAF Detachment Fort Churchill, Manitoba

    February 1947.

    June 1964.


RCAF Unit Fort Churchill, Manitoba

1942 to mid 60's.  Unites States Army Air Corps and Canada.  Rockets launch test site.

1 August 1943.  Originally established south of the town of Fort Churchill.  Home for Naval Radio Station Churchill.

A second auxiliary location for was established for the station, but it sat unused as it was very difficult to access the site in winter.

January 1946.  Location of No. 1 Air Supply Unit.

1950.  The station's name changed to Her Majesty’s Canadian Naval Radio Station Churchill .

July 1956.  Name changed to simply Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Churchill.

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

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Late 1968.  Closed


RCAF Station Fort Macleod, Alberta

June 1940.  Location of  No. 7 Service Flying Training School.

    November 1940.  Closure.

November 1944.  Location of No. 1 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit.

    March 1946.  Closure.


RCAF Detachment Fort Nelson, British Columbia

June 1951.  Opened.

    November 1957.  Closure.


RCAF Station Fort Nelson, British Columbia

November 1942.  Location of No. 3 Staging Unit.

    November 1944.  Closure.


RCAF Detachment Fort S. John, British Columbia

May 1947.  Opened.

    November 1950.  Closure.


RCAF Fort St. John, British Columbia

July 1942.  Location of No. 2 Staging Unit.

    December 1944.  Closure.


RCAF Station Fort William, Ontario

May 1940.  Location of No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School.

    May 1944.  Closure.


Fox River, Quebec

August 1944.  Location of No. 75 Radio Detachment.

    November 1944.  Closure.


RCAF Station Frobisher Bay

1950.  Opened.

    1957.  Closed.


RCAF Station Foymount, Ontario

Pinetree Line

1950.  Built.

September 1952.  Became operational.

   

1 October 1974.  Closure.


RCAF Station Frobisher Bay, North West Territories

Pinetree Line

December 1953.  Operational.

1 November 1967.  Closure.


Gagetown


Galt, Ontario.  City now called Cambridge


RCAF Station/ CFS/ CFB Gander, Newfoundland

Pinetree Line

    November 1953.  Operational.

    1 July 1990. Closure.

1938.  The British Air Ministry established a radar station as well the RCAF established an air station.

August 1941.  No. 10 (B.R.) Squadron relocated from Dartmouth.

    August 1945.  Closure of No. 10 (B.R.) Squadron.

April 1942.  Location of No. 126 (F) Squadron.

    May 1945.  Closure.

October 1942.  Location of No. 19 Radio Detachment.

    August 1945. Closure.

December 1942.  Location of No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot.

    July 1944.  Closure.

November 1943.  No. 116 (Bomber Reconnaisance) Squadron relocated from Dartmouth.

    June 1945.  Closure of  116 (BR) Squadron.

   

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

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9 May 1977.  Became an Air Command Unit.

    March 1984.  Became a base.

   

        LVG

       

727 Communication Squadron

1 April 1993.  Renamed 9 Wing.

 

    Airfield Engineering Flight Gander

    Gander Air Reserve Flight            


RCAF Station Gaspe, Quebec

September 1942.  Opened.

    July 1945.  Closure.  


Geilenkirchen, Germany

   

    CADPAT

        Air Force

       

        Air Force Flying Suit

       


RCAF Station/ CFB Gimli, Manitoba

6 September 1943.  Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.  Location of No. 18 Service Flying Training School.

    30 May 1945.  Closure.

October 1943.  Location of No. 1 Winter Experimental and Training Flight.

    September 1945.  Closure.

February 1944.  Location of No. 1 Aircraft Storage Unit.

    December 1945.  Closure.

August 1945. Location of Pilot Conversion School.

    September 1945.  Closure.

November 1946.  Location of No. 2 Loran Unit.

    July 1948.  Closure.

July 1950.  RCAF Station Gimli re-opened.  Several schools were formed, including No. 2 F.T.S.  (2 Flying Training School).

    4 May 1953.  Moved to RCAF Moose Jaw. Saskatchewan.

December 1950.  No. 2 Flying Training School reformed.

    June 1953.  No. 2 Flying Training School transferred to the newly re-opened RCAF Station Moose Jaw. 

15 August 1953.  Location of 3 AFS (Advanced Flying School)

    1964, No. 3 Advanced Flying School was re-designated No. 1 Flying Training School.

    23 July 1970.  Advanced FIS and 1 FTS combined to form 1 CFFIS.

   

    22 July 1971.  1 CFFTS moves to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta

1 August 1962.   Basic F.I.S. arrives from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

    31 August 1964.  Moves to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba and combined with Advanced F.I.S.

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

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December 1969.  No. 1 Advanced Flying Training Unit, with their T-33 jet trainers moved to RCAF Station Gimli from Moose Jaw.

    December 1970.  No. 1 Advanced Flying Training Unit moved to CFB Cold Lake.

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SAREX 94


HMCS Gloucester

    23 February 1943.  Operational.

    July 1966.  Creation of the Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio Systems (CFSRS).

        Fall 1972.  Moved to Canadian Forces School of Communications Electronics & Engineers (Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics), Kingston, Ontario.


RCAF Station Goderich, Ontario

October 1940.  Location of No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School.

    June 1944.  Closure.

1944.  Location of No. 6 Surplus Equipment Holding Unit.

    January 1946.  Closure.


RCAF Station/ CFB Goose Bay, Labrador

August 1941.  Opened.

    USAF

   

July 1943.  Location of No. 29 Radio Detachment.

    September 1945. Closure.

1 August 1953.  Location of Melville Manual NORAD Control Centre (MNCC).  Location of 641 Aircraft Control and Warning (AC&W) Squadron (United States Air Force).

    1 July 1971.  CAF manned.

    1 July 1988.  Closure.

 

 

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

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       1993.  Renamed 5 Wing.

 

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    German Air Force Tactical Training Support Group

   

    Aufklarungsgeschwader (Reconnaissance Wing)

        AG 51

           

    Jagdbombergeschwader (Fighter-Bomber Wing)

        JaBoG 31

           

        JaBoG 32

           

        JaBoG 33

           

        JaBoG 34

           

        JaBoG 35

           

JaBoG 36

        JaBoG 38

           

        JaBoG 41

           

    Jagdgeschwader (Fighter Wing)

        JG 71 Richtofen

           

        JG 73 Steinhoff

           

   Lufttransportgeschwader (Air Transport Wing)

        LTG

    Marinefliegergeschwader

        MFG 2

           

    F-4

   

        LVG

       

    Unknown, but could be GAF.  Can anyone help me identify this one.  I have one similar under Bases_Stations/ Cold Lake/ Maple Flag 2004

   

    Italian Air Force

       

    Royal Air Force

   

   

    Royal Netherlands Air Force

   

    United States Air Force

   


Gramston, United Kingdom

June 1944.  Location of No. 86 Operational Training Unit.

    September 1944.  Closure.