List of Royal Canadian Air Force stations

This is a list of stations operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), or stations where RCAF units existed, from 1924 until unification into the Canadian Forces on February 1, 1968.

Some of the RCAF stations listed in this article link to facility descriptions containing the prefix "CFB" (Canadian Forces Base) or "CFS" (Canadian Forces Station). These facilities were at one time RCAF stations, but changed to CFBs or CFSs following unification of the Canadian Armed Forces in 1968. Most former RCAF stations still in use by the Canadian Forces are still operated by the RCAF (renamed from Air Command or AIRCOM in 2011). During the 1990s, most RCAF squadrons on Canadian Forces Bases were reorganized into "wings" as the primary lodger unit. Consequently, many Canadian Forces Bases used as air force bases are frequently referred to without the prefix CFB, e.g., "CFB Greenwood" is also referred to as "14 Wing Greenwood", with 14 Wing being the primary lodger unit at CFB Greenwood.

Before 1968, all RCAF facilities followed the naming tradition of the Royal Air Force, whereby the prefix RCAF (vs. RAF) was affixed.

Operating locations (1924-1939)

Primary Canadian stations

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Operating locations (1939-1945)

Primary Canadian stations

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Non-Canadian North American operating locations

Alaska

Bermuda

United Kingdom operating locations

England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales

Northern Europe operating locations

Belgium

Denmark

  • Base 160 Copenhagen

France

Germany

Iceland

The Netherlands

Norway

Southern Europe and Mediterranean Sea operating locations

Italy

North Africa

Other operating locations

Indian Ocean

Persian Gulf

Africa

Operating locations (1946-1968)

Primary Canadian stations

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Auxiliary Canadian stations

Alberta

Manitoba

Newfoundland

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Yukon

Emergency Canadian airfields

British Columbia

Ontario

Quebec

DEW Line radar stations

This covers 1946-1968. Nunavut was created in 1999. Stations are listed from west to east.[2]

Yukon

Northwest Territories

Mid-Canada Line radar stations

Alberta

  • RCAF Station Stoney Mountain

British Columbia

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

Pinetree Line radar stations

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia

Northwest Territories

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Primary overseas stations

 United Kingdom

 France

 Germany

 Afghanistan

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