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?

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.

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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Musée de la Défense aérienne

L'année 2005 constitue un point tournant dans le développement du Musée de la Défense aérienne. Elle marquera le départ d'une nouvelle phase qui continuera à identifier le musée comme une institution présentant un produit de qualité et dont la renommée dépasse maintenant les frontières du Québec.

Opened in June 1997 and officially recognized as a military museum by the Canadian Armed Forces, the Bagotville Air Defence Museum is the only museum in the Province of Quebec dedicated to the history of military aviation.

External Linkhttp://www.bagotville.net/


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Juno Beach Centre

The Juno Beach Centre is a museum and cultural centre, which opened at Courseulles-sur-Mer on June 6, 2003. The Centre presents the war effort made by all Canadians, civilian and military alike, both at home and on the various fronts during the Second World War, as well as the manifold faces of contemporary Canadian society.

External Linkhttp://www.junobeach.org


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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/