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?

Canadian built Lancasters

For many Canadians, the Lancaster bomber was a symbol of Allied victory. For many in southern Ontario that symbol became a part of their everyday work.
At its peak of production in 1944, a force of 10,000 workers - one-quarter of them women - laboured at the Victory Aircraft Plant in Malton, Ont. during the Second World War to produce 430 Mark X Lancasters.
The aircraft were sent directly to Bomber Command's No. 6 Group, which was composed entirely of RCAF squadrons and personnel. Eventually, the plant was producing one plane per day.

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

Y2K Spitfie Project

The aim of this project is to return this celebrated World War II aircraft to flying condition in the exact colours depicting 442 Squadron's famous Spitfire with the identifiers "Y2K". The restoration work is expected to take over five years to complete, but there is no shortage of enthusiastic volunteers. A dedicated Heritage Hangar has been constructed for the Spitfire refurbishment.

External Linkhttp://www.y2kspitfire.com


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CANAV Books Blog

Born in 1943, Larry Milberry has been following aviation since he was a boy. His publishing days began with writing magazine articles, and his first book appeared in 1979. Since then he has accumulated 21 titles, all but one from CANAV Books, his one-man publishing operation.

Today as one of Canada’s foremost aviation historians and among the most successful and influential publishers of Canadian aviation history, Larry continues to record Canada’s aviation history, meticulously documenting with photographs the role that aviation has played in the development of Canada. He was recognized by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute by appointment as an Honourary Fellow. He is also a member of the Society of Honorary Snowbirds. In 2004, Larry was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.

External Linkhttp://canavbooks.wordpress.com/


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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/