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.


RAF Coastal Command

Coastal Command destroyed more than one-quarter of all German U-Boats during the war: 212 out of 800. RCAF squadrons in Coastal Command and in Canada accounted for 19 of these with more by RCAF crews in RAF squadrons.
The RCAF patrolled over the North Atlantic hunting submarines and providing air cover for the ship convoys that sailed from North America to Britain. When they sighted enemy subs, aircraft attacked first with bombs and in 1941 with depth charges and later acoustic torpedoes, which followed the noise made by the submarine.

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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Cold Lake Air Force Museum

The Cold Lake Air Force Museum is a military aviation museum located in Cold Lake, Alberta. The museum preserves and exhibits the heritage and history of 4 Wing Cold Lake and 42 Radar Squadron.

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No. 439 Squadon (Unoffical)

The Unofficial Homepage of No. 439 Tiger Squadron covers 439's history from early 1932 to the present, with over 762 pages of rare photos and 294,000 words of text, gleaned from both official and unofficial sources, declassified 439 Squadron Operational Records and archives.

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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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