RCAF Commands and their Units


10 September 1939.  Canada declares War on Germany.

    Eastern Air Command.  HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia.

        No. 1 (F) Sqn.  St-Hubert, Quebec.  Flew the Hurricane aircraft.

            May and June 1940.   Sent to England.

        No. 2 (AC) Sqn.  Saint John, New Brunswick.  Flew the Atlas aircraft.

            16 December 1939.  Disbanded at Rockcliffe, Ontario to provide reinforcements to No. 110 and No. 112 prior to their going overseas to England in early 1940.

        No. 5 (BR) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Stranraer aircraft.

            31 October 1939.  Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR).

        No. 8 (GP) Sqn.  Sydney, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Delta aircraft.

             31 October 1939.  Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR).

        No. 10 (B) Sqn.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Wapiti aircraft.

             31 October 1939.  Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR).

        No. 116 (F) Sqn (Res).  Halifax, Nova Scotia.  No aircraft.

            2 November 1939.  Disbanded.

        No. 117 (CAC) Sqn (Res).  Saint John, New Brunswick.  No aircraft.

            28 October 1939.  Disbanded.

    Western Air Command.  HQ Vancouver, British Columbia.

        No. 4 (GR) Sqn.  Jericho Beach, British Columbia.  Flew the Stranraer aircraft.

             31 October 1939.  Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR).

        No. 6 (TB) Sqn.  Jericho Beach, British Columbia.  Flew the Shark aircraft.

             31 October 1939.  Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR).

        No. 111 (CAC) Sqn (Res).  Sea Island, British Columbia.  Flew the Avro 621 and Avro 626 aircraft.

             31 October 1939.  Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR).

        No. 112 (AC) Sqn (Res).  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Flew the Avro 626 aircraft.

            May and June 1940.   Sent to England.

        No. 113 (F) Sqn (Res).  Calgary, Alberta.  No aircraft.

            30 September 1939.  Disbanded.

        No. 120 (B) Sqn (Res).  Regina, Saskatchewan.  Flew the DH82 aircraft.

            31 October 1939.  Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR).

    Air Training Command.  HQ Toronto, Ontario.

        No. 110 (AC) Sqn (Res).  Toronto, Ontario.  Flew the Avro 626 aircraft.

             May and June 1940.   Sent to England.

        No. 114 (B) Sqn (Res).  London, Ontario.  No aircraft.

            20 October 1939.  Disbanded.

        No. 119 (B) Sqn (Res).  Hamilton, Ontario.  Flew the DH82A aircraft.

             31 October 1939.  Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR).

  Air Force Headquarters.  HQ Ottawa, Ontario.

        No. 7 (GP) Sqn.  Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Flew the FC 71 and Bellanca aircraft.

            3 October 1939.  Reduced to the AFHQ Communication Flight.

        No. 115 (F) Sqn (Res).  Montreal, Quebec.  Flew the Fawn aircraft.

            26 May 1940.  Merged with No. 1 (F) Sqn prior to its going to England.

        No. 118 (B) Sqn (Res).  Montreal, Quebec.  Flew the DH 60 aircraft.

             31 October 1939.  Re-designated Bomber Reconnaissance (BR).

        No. 121 (B) Sqn (Res).  Quebec City, Quebec.  No aircraft.

            30 September 1939.  Disbanded.


1 January 1943.  Formation of No. 6 (RCAF) Group in RAF Bomber Command.  Home War Establishment

     Eastern Air Command.  HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia

            No. 10 (BR) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Digby aircraft.

            No. 11 (BR) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Hudson III aircraft.

            No. 113 (BR) Sqn.  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Hudson III aircraft.

            No. 116 (BR) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Catalina aircraft.  

            No. 117 (BR) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Canso aircraft.

            No. 119 (BR) Sqn.  Sydney, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Hudson III aircraft.

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            No. 121 (K) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew various aircrafts.

            No. 126 (F) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Hurricane I aircraft.

            No. 128 (F) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Hurricane I aircraft.

            No. 129 (F) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Hurricane I aircraft.

            No. 130 (F) Sqn.  Bagotville, Quebec.  Flew the Hurricane XII aircraft.

            No. 162 (BR) Sqn.  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

     

        No. 1 Group.  HQ St. Johns, Newfoundland

            No. 5 (BR) Sqn.  Gander, Newfoundland.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

            No. 125 (F) Sqn.  Torbay, Newfoundland.  Flew the Hurricane I aircraft.

            No. 127 (F) Sqn.  Torbay, Newfoundland.  Flew the Hurricane I aircraft.

            No. 145 (BR) Sqn.  Torbay, Newfoundland.  Flew the Hudson III aircraft.

        No. 12 (Operational Training Group).  HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia

            No. 1 (RCAF) OTU.  Bagotville, Quebec.  Trained on Fighter.

            No. 3 (RCAF) OTU.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Trainer for bomber recce.

            No. 31 (RAF) OTU.  Debert, Nova Scotia.  Trained for ferry.

            No. 32 (RAF) OTU.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Trained for torpedo bomber

            No. 34 (RAF).   Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick.  Trained for light bomber.

    Western Air Command.  HQ Vancouver, British Columbia

        No. 2 Group.  HQ Victoria, British Columbia.

            No. 4 (BR) Sqn.  Ucluelet, British Columbia.  Flew the Canso aircraft.

            No. 14 (F) Sqn.  Sea Island, British Columbia.  Flew the Kittyhawk aircraft.

            No. 120 (BR) Sqn.  Coal Harbour, British Columbia.  Flew the Stranraer aircraft.

            No. 122 (K) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew various aircrafts.

            No. 132 (F) Sqn.  Tofino, British Columbia.  Flew the Kittyhawk I aircraft.

            No. 133 (F) Sqn.  Boundary Bay, British Columbia.  Flew the Hurricane XII aircraft.

            No. 135 (F) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew the Hurricane XII aircraft.

            No. 147 (BR) Sqn.  Sea Island, British Columbia.  Flew the Bolingbroke II aircraft.

            No. 149 (TB) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew the Beaufort aircraft.

        No. 4 Group.  HQ Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

            No. 6 (BR) Sqn.  Alliford, British Columbia.  Flew the Stranraer aircraft.

            No. 7 (BR) Sqn.  Prince Rupert, British Columbia.  Flew the Shark aircraft.

            No. 9 (BR) Sqn.  Bella Bella, British Columbia.  Flew the Stranraer aircraft.

        RCAF Wings, Detached Operations, Alaska, USA.

        "X" Wing.  HQ Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

            No. 8 (BR) Sqn.  Anchorage, Alaska, USA.    Flew the Bolingbroke IV aircraft.

                26 February 1943.  Transferred to Sea Island, British Columbia.

                3 March 1943.  Replaced by no. 14 (F) Sqn with Kittyhawk I aircraft.

            No. 111 (F) Sqn.  Kodiak, Alaska, USA.  Flew the Kittyhawk I aircraft.

        "Y" Wing.  HQ Annette Island, Alaska, USA

            No. 115 (BR) Sqn.  Annette Island, Alaska, USA.  Flew the Bolingbroke IV aircraft.

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            No. 118 (F) Sqn.  Annette Island.  Flew the Kittyhawk I aircraft.

    Air Force Headquarters.  Ottawa, Ontario

            No. 12 (Comm) Sqn, Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Flew various aircrafts.

            No. 124 (Ferry) Sqn.  Rockcliffe, Ontario.

        British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP)

            No. 1 Training Command, HQ Toronto, Ontario.

            No. 2 Training Command, HQ Winnipeg, Manitoba

            No. 3 Training Command, HQ Montreal, Quebec

            No. 4 Training Command, HQ Regina, Saskatchewan

    Overseas War Establishment, RAF Bomber Command

        No. 4 Group

            No. 429 (B) Sqn.  East Moor, Yorks.  Flew the Wellington III and IV aircraft.

                1 April 1943.  Transferred to No. 6 (RCAF) Group

            No. 431 (B) Sqn.  Burn, Yorks.  Flew the Wellington III and IV aircraft.

                15 July 1943.  Transferred to No. 6 (RCAF) Group.

      No. 6 (RCAF) Group.  HQ Allerton Parks, Yorks

            No. 408 (B) Sqn.  Leeming, Yorks.  Flew the Wellington III aircraft.

            No. 419 (B) Sqn.  Middleton St. George, Durham.  Flew the Wellington III aircraft.

            No. 420 (B) Sqn.  Middleton St. George, Durham.  Flew the Wellington III aircraft.

            No. 424 (B) Sqn.  Topcliffe, Yorks.  Flew the Wellington III aircraft. 

            No. 425 (B) Sqn.  Dishforth, Yorks.  Flew the Wellington III aircraft.

            No. 426 (B) Sqn.  Dishforth, Yorks.  Flew the Wellington III aircraft.

            No. 427 (B) Sqn.  Croft, Yorks.  Flew the Wellington III aircraft.

            No. 428 (B) Sqn.  Dalton Yorks.  Flew the Wellington III aircraft.   

            No. 429 (B) Sqn.  Transferred from No. 4 Group on 1 April 1943.

            No. 431 (B) Sqn.  Transferred from No. 4 Group on 1 April 1943.

    RAF Fighter Command

        No. 10 Group

            No. 400 (AC) Sqn.  Middle Wallop, Hants.  Flew the Mustang I aircraft.

            No. 406 (NF) Sqn.  Middle Wallop, Hants.  Flew the Beaufighter IV aircraft.

            No. 421 (F) Sqn.  Angle, South Wales.  Flew the Spitfire VB aircraft.

                29 January.  Moved to Kenley, Surrey.

        No. 11 Group

            No. 418 (I) Sqn.  Bradwell Bay, Essex.  Flew the Boston III aircraft.

        Canadian Kenley Wing

            No. 401 (F) Sqn.  Kenley, Surrey.  Flew the Spitfire VB aircraft.

                23 January.  Moved to Catterick, Yorks.

            No. 402 (F) Sqn.  Kenley, Surrey.  Flew the Spitfire IX aircraft.  

            No. 412 (F) Sqn.  Kenley, Surrey.  Flew the Spitfire VB aircraft.

                29 January.  Moved to Angle, South Wales.

            No. 416 (F) Sqn.  Kenley, Surrey.  Flew the Spitfire VB aircraft.

                1 February.  Moved to Kenley, Surrey.

        No. 12 Group

            No. 409 (NF) Sqn.  Coleby Grange, Lincs.  Flew the Beaufighter VI aircraft.

        Canadian Digby Wing

            No. 411 (F) Sqn.  Digby, Lincs.  Flew the Spitfire VB aircraft.

        No. 13 Group

            No. 403 (F) Sqn.  Catterick, Yorks.  Flew the Spitfire VB and Spitfire IX aircraft.

                23 January.  Moved to Kenley, Surrey.

            No. 410 (NF) Sqn.  Acklington, Northumberland.  Flew the Mosquito II aircraft.

        RAF Coastal Command

            No. 15 Group

                No. 422 (GR) Sqn.  Oban, Scot.  Flew the Sunderland III aircraft.

                No. 423 (GR) Sqn.  Castle Archdale, North Ireland.  Flew the Sunderland III aircraft.

            No. 16 Group

                No. 407 (CS) Sqn.  Docking, Norfolk.  Flew the Hudson V aircraft.

                No. 415 (TB) Sqn.  Thorney Island, Hants.  Flew the Hampden I aircraft.

            No. 18 Group

                No. 404 (CF) Sqn.  Dyce, Scot.  Flew the Beaufighter II aircraft.

                No. 405 (B) Sqn. Beaulieu, Hants.  Flew the Halifax II aircraft.

        RAF Army Co-operation Command

            No. 70 Group

                No. 39 (RCAF) Wing, HQ Leatherhead, Surrey.

                    No. 414 (AC) Sqn.  Dunsfold, Surrey.  Flew the Mustang I aircraft.

                    No. 430 (AC) Sqn.  Hartford Bridge, Hants.  Flew the Mustang I aircraft.

                        12 January.  Moved to Dunsfold, Surrey

        RAF South Asia Command

            No. 222 Group

                No. 413 (GR) Sqn.  Koggala, Ceylon.  Flew the Catalina aircraft.

        RAF Middle East Command

            No. 417 (F) Sqn.  Idku, Egypt.  Flew the Spitfire VB aircraft.


6 June 1944.  Allied Invasion of Europe.  Home War Establishment.

    Eastern Air Command.  HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia

            No. 113 (BR) Sqn.  Sydney, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Ventura GRV aircraft.

                21 June 1944.  Moved to Torbay, Newfoundland. 

                23 August 1944.  Disbanded.

            No. 121 (K) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew various aircrafts.

            No. 126 (F) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Hurricane XII aircraft.

            No. 145 (BR) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Ventura GRV aircraft.

            No. 160 (BR) Sqn.  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

            No. 167 (Comm) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew various aircrafts.

        No. 1 Group. HQ St. John, Newfoundland.

            No. 5 (BR) Sqn.  Torbay, Newfoundland.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

            No. 10 (BR) Sqn.  Torbay, Newfoundland.  Flew the Liberator III aircraft.

            No. 11 (BR) Sqn.  Torbay, Newfoundland.  Flew the Liberator III aircraft.

                18 June 1944.  Moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

            No. 116 (BR) Sqn.  Gander, Newfoundland.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

                7 June 1944.  Moved to Sydney, Nova Scotia.

            No. 127 (F) Sqn.  Gander, Newfoundland.  Flew the Hurricane XII aircraft.

            No. 129 (F) Sqn.  Gander, Newfoundland.  Flew the Hurricane XII aircraft.

        No. 5 (Gulf) Group.  HQ Gaspe, Quebec

            No. 161 (BR) Sqn.  Gaspe, Quebec.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

            No 162 (BR) Sqn.  On loan to RAF Coastal Command, AHQ, Iceland

        No. 12 (Operational Training) Group, HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia.

            No. 1 (RCAF) OTU.  Debert, Nova Scotia.  Trained for fighter.

            No. 3 (RCAF) OTU.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Trained bomber recce.

            No. 5 (RCAF) OTU.  Boundary Bay, British Columbia.  Trained for bomber (Liberator).

 

            No. 6 (RCAF) OTU.  Comox, British Columbia.  Trained for transport.

            No. 31 (RAF) OTU.  Debert, Nova Scotia.  Trained for ferry.

            No. 36 (RAF) OTU.  Greenwood, Nova Scotia.  Trained for fighter bomber.

    Western Air Command.  HQ Vancouver, British Columbia

        No. 4 (BR) Sqn.  Ucluelet, British Columbia.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

        No. 6 (BR) Sqn.  Coal Harbour, British Columbia.  Flew the Ventura GRV aircraft.

        No. 7 (BR) Sqn.  Alliford, British Columbia.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

        No. 8 (BR) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

        No. 9 (BR) Sqn.  Bella Bella, British Columbia.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

        No. 115 (BR) Sqn.  Tofino, British Columbia.  Flew the Ventura GRV aircraft.

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            23 August 1944.  Disbanded.

        No. 122 (K) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew various aircrafts.

        No. 132 (F) Sqn.  Tofino, British Columbia.  Flew the Kittyhawk I aircraft.

            30 September 1944.  Disbanded

        No. 133 (F) Sqn.  Sea Island, British Columbia.  Flew the Kittyhawk I aircraft.

        No. 135 (F) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew the Kittyhawk I aircraft.

        No. 16 (Comm) Sqn.  Sea Island, British Columbia.  Flew various aircrafts.

    Air Force Headquarters.  Ottawa, Ontario

    Directorate of Air Transport Command, HQ Ottawa, Ontario.

        No. 7 (Photographic) Wing, HQ Rockcliffe, Ontario.

        No. 12 (Comm) Sqn.  Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Flew various aircrafts.

        No. 13 (P) Sqn.  Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Flew the Mitchell and Canso A aircraft.

        No. 124 (Ferry) Sqn.  St. Hubert, Quebec. 

        No. 164 (T).  Moncton, New Brunswick.  Flew the Dakota and Lodestar aircraft.

        No. 165 (T).  Sea Island, British Columbia.  Flew the Dakota and Lodestar aircraft.

        No. 168 (HT) Sqn.  Rockcliffe, Ontario.

        No. 170 (Ferry) Sqn.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.

        British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP)

            No. 1 Training Command.  HQ Toronto, Ontario.

            No. 2 Training Command.  HQ Winnipeg, Manitoba.

            No. 3 Training Command.  HQ Montreal. Quebec.

            No. 4 Training Command.  HQ Regina, Saskatchewan

    North West Air Command.  HQ Edmonton, Alberta

            No operational units were assigned.

    Overseas War Establishment, RAF Bomber Command.

        No. 6 (RCAF) Group, HQ Allerton, Yorks.

       

        No. 61 (Training) Base, HQ Topcliffe, Yorks.

            No. 1659 HCU.  Topcliffe, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax aircraft.

                November 1944.  Converted to Halifax X aircraft.

            No. 1664 HCU.   Dishforth, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax aircraft.

            No. 1666 HCU.  Wombleton, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax aircraft.

                November 1944.  Converted to Halifax X aircraft.

            No. 1669 Bomber

        (Defence) Training Flight.  Dalton, Yorks.

        No. 62 "Beaver" Base, HQ Linton-on-Ouse, Yorks.

            No. 408 (B) Sqn.  Linton-on-Ouse, Yorks.  Flew the Lancaster II aircraft.

            No. 420 (B) Sqn.  Tholthorpe, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax III aircraft.

            No. 425 (B) Sqn.  Tholthorpe, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax III aircraft.

            No. 426 (B) Sqn.  Linton-on-Ouse, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax IV aircraft.

            No. 432 (B) Sqn.  East Moor, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax III aircraft.

        No. 63 Base, HQ Leeming, Yorks.

            No. 424 (B) Sqn.  Skipton-on-Swale, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax III aircraft.

            No. 427 (B) Sqn.  Leeming, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax III aircraft.

            No. 429 (B) Sqn.  Leeming, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax III aircraft.

            No. 433 (B) Sqn.  Skipton-on-Swale, Yorks.   Flew the Halifax III aircraft.

        No. 63 Base, HQ Middleton, St. George, Durham.

            No. 419 (B) Sqn.  Middleton, St. George, Durham.  Flew the Lancaster X aircraft.

            No. 428 (B) Sqn.  Leeming, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax II and the Lancaster X aircraft.

            No. 431 (B) Sqn.  Croft, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax III aircraft.

            No. 434 (B) Sqn.  Croft, Yorks.  Flew the Halifax III aircraft.

        No. 8 (Pathfinder) Group

            No. 405 (B) Sqn.  Gransden Lodge, Beds.  Flew the Lancaster I aircraft.

    RAF Coastal Command

        No. 15 Group

            No. 422 (GR) Sqn.  Castle Archdale, North Ireland.  Flew the Sunderland III aircraft.

            No. 423 (GR) Sqn.  Castle Archdale, North Ireland.  Flew the Sunderland III aircraft.

        No. 16 Group

            No. 415 (TB) Sqn.  Bircham Newton, Norfolk.  Flew the Wellington XII (L/L and Albacore I aircraft.

                12 July 1944.  Re-designated Bomber and transferred to No. 6 (RCAF) Group.

        No. 19 Group

            No. 404 (CF) Sqn.  Davidson Moor, Cornwall.  Flew the Beaufighter TFX aircraft.

            No. 407 (GR) Sqn.  Chivenor, Devon.  Flew the Wellington XIV (L/L) aircraft.

    AHQ Iceland

            No. 162 (BR) Sqn.  Reykjavik, Iceland.  Flew the Canso A aircraft.

     

                On loan from RCAF Eastern Air Command.

    Allied Expeditionary Air Force.  RAF Air Defence Great Britain.

        No. 10 Group. 

            No. 406 (NF) Sqn.  Winkleigh, Devon.  Flew the Beaufighter IV and Mosquito XII aircraft.

        No. 11 Group

            No. 418 (I) Sqn.  Holmsley South, Hampshire.  Flew the Mosquito II aircraft.

    Second Tactical Air Force

        No. 83 (Composite) Group.

        No. 17 (RCAF) Sector, HQ en route to France.

                12 July 1944.  Reorganized.  Disbanded were the Sector Headquarters.

        No. 126 (F) Wing.  HQ Tangmere, Sussex.

            No. 401 (F) Sqn.  Tangmere, Sussex.  Flew the Spitfire IXB aircraft.

            No. 411 (F) Sqn.  Tangmere, Sussex.  Flew the Spitfire IXB aircraft.

            No. 412 (F) Sqn.  Tangmere, Sussex.  Flew the Spitfire IXB aircraft.

        No. 127 (F) Wing.  HQ Tangmere, Sussex.

            No. 403 (F) Sqn.    Tangmere, Sussex.  Flew the Spitfire IXB aircraft.

            No. 416 (F) Sqn.    Tangmere, Sussex.  Flew the Spitfire IXB aircraft.

            No. 421 (F) Sqn.    Tangmere, Sussex.  Flew the Spitfire IXB aircraft.       

        No. 144 (F) Wing.  HQ Tangmere, Sussex.

                12 July 1944.  Reorganized.  Disbanded were the Sector Headquarters.  Merged with 128 (RCAF) to form No. 39 (R) Wing RCAF.

            No. 441 (F) Sqn.    Ford, Sussex.  Flew the Spitfire IXB aircraft.

            No. 442 (F) Sqn.    Ford, Sussex.  Flew the Spitfire IXB aircraft.

            No. 443 (F) Sqn.    Ford, Sussex.  Flew the Spitfire IXB aircraft.

        No. 22 (RCAF) Sector, HQ en route to France.

                12 July 1944.  Reorganized.  Disbanded were the Sector Headquarters.

        No. 143 (FB) Wing, HQ Hurn, Hants.

            No. 438 (FB) Sqn.  Hurn, Hants.  Flew the Typhon IB aircraft.

            No. 439 (FB) Sqn.  Hurn, Hants.  Flew the Typhon IB aircraft.

            No. 440 (FB) Sqn.  Hurn, Hants.  Flew the Typhon IB aircraft.

        No. 121 (RAF) Wing

        No. 124 (RAF) Wing

        No. 39 (RCAF) Sector, HQ en route to France.

                12 July 1944.  Reorganized.  Disbanded were the Sector Headquarters.  Merged with 128 (RCAF) to form No. 39 (R) Wing RCAF.

        No. 128 (R) Wing, HQ Odiham, Hants

            No. 400 (FR) Sqn.  Odiham, Hants.  Flew the Spitfire XI aircraft.

            No. 414 (FR) Sqn.  Odiham, Hants.  Flew the Mustang I aircraft.

            No. 430 (FR) Sqn.  Odiham, Hants.  Flew the Mustang I aircraft.

        No. 15 (RAF) Sector

                12 July 1944.  Reorganized.  Disbanded were the Sector Headquarters.

        No. 129 (FB) Wing RCAF, HQ Westhampnett, Sussex.

                Merged with 128 (RCAF) to form No. 39 (R) Wing RCAF.

            No RCAF units assigned.

        No. 85 (Base) Group.

        No. 142 (RAF) Wing

            No. 402 (F) Sqn.  Horne, Yorks.  Flew the Spitfire VC aircraft.

        No. 147 (RAF) Wing

            No. 409 (NF) Sqn.  West Malling, Kent.  Flew the Mosquito XII aircraft.

        No. 149 (RAF) Wing.

            No. 410 (NF) Sqn.  Hunsdon, Herts. Flew the Mosquito XIII aircraft.

    RAF South Asia Command

        No. 222 Group

            No. 413 (GR) Sqn.  Koggala, Italy.  Flew the Spitfire VIII aircraft.

    Allied Mediterranean Air Command.  RAF Desert Air Force.

        No. 211 Group

            No. 144 (F) Wing

                No. 417 (F) Sqn.  Cassino. Italy.  Flew the Spitfire VIII aircraft.


10 August 1945.  Japan surrenders.

    War Home Establishment

    Eastern Air Command.  HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia.

        No. 10 (BR) Sqn.  Torbay, Newfoundland.  Flew the Liberator III and Liberator IV aircraft.

            15 August 1945.  Disbanded.

        No. 121 (K) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew various aircrafts.

            30 September 1945.  Disbanded.

        No. 167 (Comm) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew various aircrafts.

            1 October 1945.  Disbanded.

        No. 6 (RCAF) Group, Advance HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia.

                5 September 1945.  Disbanded.

            No. 661 (HB) Wing, HQ Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

                No. 419 (B) Sqn.  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Lancaster X aircraft.

                No. 428 (B) Sqn.  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Lancaster X aircraft.

            No. 662 (HB) Wing, HQ Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

                No. 432 (B) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Lancaster X aircraft.            

                No. 434 (B) Sqn.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Lancaster X aircraft.

            No. 663 (HB) Wing, HQ Debert, Nova Scotia.

                No. 420 (B) Sqn.  Debert, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Lancaster X aircraft.

                No. 425 (B) Sqn.  Debert, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Lancaster X aircraft.

            No. 664 (HB) Wing, HQ Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

                No. 405 (B) Sqn.  Greenwood, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Lancaster X aircraft.

                No. 408 (B) Sqn.  Greenwood, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Lancaster X aircraft.

            No. 1 Maintenance Wing, HQ Scoudouc, New Brunswick.

    Western Air Command.  HQ Vancouver, British Columbia.

        No. 11 (BR) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew the Liberator III and Liberator V aircraft.

            15 September 1945. Disbanded.

        No. 122 (K) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew various aircrafts.

            15 September 1945. Disbanded.

        No. 133 (F) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew the Mosquito FB26 aircraft.

            10 September 1945. Disbanded.

        No. 135 (F) Sqn.  Patricia Bay, British Columbia.  Flew the Kittyhawk I aircraft.

            10 September 1945. Disbanded.

        No. 166 (Comm) Sqn.  Sea Island, British Columbia.  Flew various aircrafts.

            31 October 1945. Disbanded.

    North West Air Command.  HQ Edmonton, Alberta.

        No operational flying units assigned.

    No. 1 Air Command.  HQ Trenton, Ontario.

        No operational flying units assigned.

    No. 2 Air Command.  HQ Winnipeg, Manitoba.

        No operational flying units assigned.

    Air Force Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario.

        No. 5 (RCAF) OTU.  Boundary Bay, British Columbia.  Trained on the Lancaster X aircraft.

            31 October 1945.  Disbanded.

        No. 6 (RCAF) OTU.  Comox, British Columbia.  Trained on transport (Liberator).

            31 March 1946.  Disbanded.

        No. 7 (Photographic) Wing, HQ Rockcliffe, Ontario.

            No. 13 (P) Sqn.  Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Flew the Mitchell and Canso A aircraft.

        No. 9 (Transport) Group, HQ Rockcliffe, Ontario,

            No. 164 (T) Sqn.  Moncton, New Brunswick.  Flew the Dakota aircraft.

            No. 165 (T) Sqn.  Sea Island, British Columbia.  Flew the Dakota aircraft.

                31 October 1945.  Disbanded.

            No. 168 (T) Sqn.  Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Flew the Fortress and Liberator aircraft.

                21 April 1946.  Disbanded.

        No. 12 (Comm) Sqn.  Rockcliffe, Ontario

        No. 124 (Ferry) Sqn.  St. Hubert, Quebec.

                30 September 1946.  Disbanded.

        No. 170 (Ferry) Sqn.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.

            30 September 1945.  Disbanded.

     Overseas War Establishment, RAF Bomber Command.

        No. 1 Group.

            No. 63 (RCAF) Base, HQ Leeming, Yorks.

                    30 August 1945. Disbanded.

                No. 424 (B) Sqn.  Skipton-on-Swale, Yorks.  Flew the Lancaster I aircraft.

                    15 October 1945.  Disbanded.

                No. 427 (B) Sqn.  Leeming, Yorks.  Flew the Lancaster I aircraft.

                    31 May 1946.  Disbanded.

                No. 429 (B) Sqn.  Leeming, Yorks.  Flew the Lancaster I aircraft.

                    31 May 1946.  Disbanded.

                No. 433 (B) Sqn.  Skipton-on-Swale, Yorks.  Flew the Lancaster I aircraft.

                    15 October 1945.  Disbanded.

        No. 6 (RCAF) Group, Rear HQ Allerton Park, Yorks.

            No flying units assigned.

        No. 7 (Training) Group.

            No. 76 (RCAF) Base, HQ Topcliffe, Yorks.

                1 September 1945. Disbanded.

            RCAF Stations Dalton, Topcliffe and Wombleton

    RAF Transport Command.

        No. 47 Group.

            No. 426 (T) Sqn.  Tempford, Beds.  Flew the Liberator aircraft.

                 31 December 1945.  Disbanded.

        No. 111 (RAF) Wing

            No. 437 (T) Sqn.  Melsbroek, Bel.  Flew the Dakota aircraft.

        No. 301 (RAF) Wing

            No. 422 (T) Sqn.  Bassingbourn, Hants.  Flew the Liberator aircraft.

                4 September 1945.  Disbanded.

            No. 423 (T) Sqn.  Bassingbourn, Hants.  Flew the Liberator aircraft.

                 4 September 1945.  Disbanded.

        No. 120 (T) Wing.  Formed on 17 September 1945 from Nos. 435, 436 and 437 (T) Squadrons.  Flew the Dakota aircraft.

            30 June 1946.  Disbanded

    British Air Force of Occupation Germany.

    Second Tactical Air Force.

        No. 83 Group.

            No. 126 (F) Wing RCAF, HQ Utersen, Germany.

                    21 March 1946.  Disbanded.

                No. 411 (F) Sqn.  Utersen, Germany.  Flew the Spitfire XIV aircraft.

                No. 412 (F) Sqn.  Utersen, Germany.  Flew the Spitfire XIV aircraft.

                No. 416 (F) Sqn.  Utersen, Germany.  Flew the Spitfire XIV aircraft.

                No. 443 (F) Sqn.  Utersen, Germany.  Flew the Spitfire XIV aircraft.

            No. 136 (RAF)  Wing

                No. 418 (I) Sqn.  Volkel, Germany.  Flew the Mosquito VI aircraft.

                    7 September 1945.  Disbanded.

            No. 84 Group.

            First Canadian Army.

                No. 664 (AOP) Sqn.  Apeldoorn, Netherlands.  Flew the Auster IV and Auster V aircraft.

                    31 March 1946.  Disbanded.

                No. 666 (AOP) Sqn.  Apeldoorn, Netherlands.  Flew the Auster IV and Auster V aircraft.

                    31 October 1945.  Disbanded.

    RAF South East Asia Command

            No. 229 Group.

            No. 341 Wing.

                No. 435 (T) Sqn.  Tulihal, India.  Flew the Dakota aircraft.

                    September 1945.  Transferred to England where they joined 437 Sqn to form No. 120 (T) Wing RCAF in RAF Transport Command.

            No. 232 Group.

            No. 342 Wing.

                No. 436 (T) Sqn.  Ramree Island, Burma.  Flew the Dakota aircraft.

                    September 1945.  Transferred to England where they joined 437 Sqn to form No. 120 (T) Wing RCAF in RAF Transport Command.


1 April 1958.  CF-100's in Europe with No. 1 RCAF Air Division.  Six Reserve Squadrons flying Sabre 5's.

    Air Transport Command.  HQ Lachine, Quebec.

        No. 4 (T) OTU.  Trenton, Ontario.  Flew various aircrafts.

        No. 408 (R) Sqn.  Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Flew the Lancaster, Canso A and Dakota aircraft.

        No. 412 (T) Sqn.  Uplands, Ontario.  Flew the Comet 1A, C-5, North Star and Dakota aircraft.

        No. 426 (T) Sqn.  Dorval, Quebec.  Flew the North Star.

        No. 435 (T) Sqn.  Namao, Alberta.  Flew the C-119 and Dakota aircraft.

        No. 436 (T) Sqn.  Downsview, Ontario.  Flew the C-119 aircraft.

    Tactical Air Command.  HQ Edmonton, Alberta

Curling Club 1957

        No. 18 Wing (Res), HQ Edmonton, Alberta.

            No. 418 Sqn (Res).    Flew the Expeditor aircraft and Silver Star aircraft.

        No. 23 Wing (Res).  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

            No. 416 Sqn (Res).  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.    Flew the Expeditor aircraft.

    Training Command.  HQ Trenton, Ontario.

        No. 14 (Training) Group, HQ Winnipeg, Manitoba.

        No. 17 Wing (Res), HQ Winnipeg, Manitoba.

            No. 402 Sqn (Res).  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Flew the Expeditor aircraft.

        No. 30 Wing (Res), HQ Calgary, Alberta.

            No. 403 Sqn (Res).  Calgary, Alberta.    Flew the Expeditor aircraft.

    Air Material Command.  HQ Rockcliffe, Ontario.

        No flying units assigned.

    North American Air Defence Command.

    RCAF Air Defence Command.  HQ St. Hubert, Quebec.

       

        No. 1 (F) OTU.  Chatham, New Brunswick.  Flew the Sabre 6 aircraft.

        No. 3 AW (F) OTU.  Cold Lake, Alberta.  Flew the CF-100 5 aircraft.

            No. 410 AW (F) Sqn.  Uplands, Ontario.  Flew the CF-100 5 aircraft.

            No. 413 AW (F) Sqn.  Bagotville, Quebec.  Flew the CF-100 5 aircraft.

            No. 414 AW (F) Sqn.  North Bay, Ontario.  Flew the CF-100 5 aircraft.

            No. 416 AW (F) Sqn.  St. Hubert, Quebec.  Flew the CF-100 5 aircraft.

            No. 425 AW (F) Sqn.  St. Hubert, Quebec.  Flew the CF-100 5 aircraft.

            No. 428 AW (F) Sqn.  Uplands, Ontario.  Flew the CF-100 5 aircraft.

            No. 432 AW (F) Sqn.   Bagotville, Quebec.  Flew the CF-100 5 aircraft.

            No. 433 AW (F) Sqn.  North Bay, Ontario.  Flew the CF-100 5 aircraft.

        No. 11 (F) Wing (Res), HQ Montreal, Quebec.

            No. 401 (F) Sqn (Res).  St. Hubert, Quebec.  Flew the Sabre 5 aircraft.

            No. 438 (F) Sqn (Res).  St. Hubert, Quebec.  Flew the Sabre 5 aircraft.

        No. 14 Wing (Res), HQ Toronto, Ontario.

            No. 400 (F) Sqn (Res).  Downsview, Ontario.  Flew the Sabre 5 aircraft.

            No. 411 (F) Sqn (Res).  Downsview, Ontario.  Flew the Sabre 5 aircraft.

        No. 16 Wing (Res), HQ Hamilton, Ontario.

            No. 424 Sqn (Res).  Mount Hope, Ontario.  Flew the Expeditor aircraft.

        No. 5 Air Division, HQ Vancouver, British Columbia. 

            No. 409 AW (F) Sqn.  Comox, British Columbia.  Flew the Sabre 5 aircraft.

        No. 19 Wing (Res), HQ Vancouver, British Columbia.

            No. 442 (F) Sqn (Res).  Comox, British Columbia.   Flew the Sabre 5 aircraft.

            No. 443 (F) Sqn (Res).  Comox, British Columbia.   Flew the Sabre 5 aircraft.

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Force

    Allied Command Atlantic.  RCAF Maritime Air Command.

        No. 2 (M) OTU.  Summerside, Prince Edward Island.  Flew the Neptune aircraft.

            No. 404 (MR) Sqn.  Greenwood, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Neptune aircraft.

            No. 405 (MR) Sqn.  Greenwood, Nova Scotia.  Flew the Neptune and Argus aircraft.

        Maritime Air Command Pacific, HQ Vancouver, British Columbia.

            No. 407 (MR) Sqn.  Comox, British Columbia.  Flew the Neptune aircraft.

        Allied Command Europe

        Allied Air Forces Central Europe.

        Fourth Allied Tactical Air Force.

        No. 1 (RCAF) Air Division Europe.  HQ Mertz, France.

       

            No. 1 (F) Wing, HQ Marville, France.

1951.  Location of No. 1 (F) Wing.

  

Title        Marville RCAF Air Base 1954-1967       

Author    Philippe Baar, Pierre Baar, Hughes Herr

ISBN      2-782960-060454

    March 1967.  Moved to Lahr.

                No. 439 (F) Sqn.  Marville, France.  Flew the Sabre 6 aircraft.

                No. 441 (F) Sqn.  Marville, France.  Flew the Sabre 6 aircraft.

                No. 445 (F) Sqn.  Marville, France.  Flew the CF-100 4B aircraft.

            No. 2 (F) Wing, HQ Grostenquin, France.

                No. 421 (F) Sqn.  Grostenquin, France.  Flew the Sabre 6 aircraft.

                No. 423 AW (F) Sqn.  Grostenquin, France.  Flew the CF-100 4B aircraft.

                No. 430 (F) Sqn.  Grostenquin, France.  Flew the Sabre 6 aircraft.

            No. 3 (F) Wing, HQ Zweibrucken, Germany.

 

                No. 427 (F) Sqn.  Zweibrucken, Germany.  Flew the Sabre 6 aircraft.

                No. 434 (F) Sqn.  Zweibrucken, Germany.  Flew the Sabre 6 aircraft.

                No. 440 (F) Sqn.  Zweibrucken, Germany.  Flew the CF-100 4B aircraft.

            No. 4 (F) Wing, HQ Baden Soellingen, Germany.

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                No. 419 (F) Sqn.  Baden Soellingen, Germany.  Flew the CF-100 4B aircraft.

                No. 422 (F) Sqn.  Baden Soellingen, Germany.  Flew the Sabre 6 aircraft.

                No. 444 (F) Sqn.  Baden Soellingen, Germany.  Flew the Sabre 6 aircraft.


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