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.


The CF-101 Voodoo

It was the aircraft that was given to Canada after the fall of the Arrow and it fought the Cold War armed with nuclear weapons (though that was never officially confirmed at the time). The Voodoo was located at Air Force bases from Comox, B.C. to Bagotville, Que.
It was the main strike fighter against any incoming Soviet attack and carried the Genie nuclear missile before carrying the Falcon missile as its main armament. Flying at Mach 1.72, (1,825 km/h or 1,134 mph) at 10,500 m (35,000 ft) the Voodoo kept the peace.

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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Aero Space Museum

The Aero Space Museum is a museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The museum is located immediately south of the Calgary International Airport.

The museum was founded in 1975 by aviation enthusiasts and former World War II pilots. It showcases the history of aviation and space technology of Western Canada. Over 24 aircraft are on display, as well as 58 aeronautical engines. A section details the Canadian space programs. Archives containing documents about aeronautics are also located on the premises.

Artifacts at the museum include military aircraft: a Sopwith Triplane from the First World War and an Avro Lancaster from the Second World War. There are also civilian aircraft made by Cessna and de Havilland, as well as a Sikorsky helicopter. The museum also has a large library open to the public.

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Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers

This page is my first attempt to share the results of umpteen years of collecting information about Canadian military aircraft with other obsessed and/or crazy people. I've been collecting this information, on and off, for most of my life. For now, I've posted my information on aircraft with uniquely Canadian numbers. I also have quite a bit of information about aircraft operated by the Canadian military while bearing serial numbers of other air forces (RAF, USAF, etc.) , and I'm in the process of adding this to the database and these web pages.

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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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