List of Royal Canadian Air Force stations


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 now operated by Air Command (AIRCOM). During the 1990s, most AIRCOM 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 Shearwater" is also referred to as "12 Wing Shearwater", with 12 Wing being the primary lodger unit at CFB Shearwater.

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

* High River, Alberta

British Columbia

* Vancouver, British Columbia

Manitoba

* Winnipeg, Manitoba

Nova Scotia

* Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Ontario

* Camp Borden
* Ottawa, Ontario

Operating locations (1939-1945)

Primary Canadian stations

Alberta

* RCAF Station Bowden
* RCAF Station Calgary
* RCAF Station Claresholm
* RCAF Station De Winton
* RCAF Station Edmonton
* RCAF Detachment Edmonton
* RCAF Station Fort Macleod
* RCAF Station High River
* RCAF Station Lethbridge
* RCAF Detachment Lethbridge
* RCAF Station Pearce
* RCAF Station Penhold
* RCAF Station Vulcan
* RCAF Station Wainwright

British Columbia

* RCAF Station Abbotsford
* RCAF Station Alliford Bay
* RCAF Station Bella Bella
* RCAF Station Boundary Bay
* RCAF Station Coal Harbour
* RCAF Station Comox
* RCAF Station Jericho Beach
* RCAF Station Patricia Bay
* RCAF Station Port Hardy
* RCAF Station Prince Rupert
* RCAF Station Sea Island
* RCAF Station Tofino
* RCAF Station Terrace
* RCAF Station Ucluelet

Manitoba

* RCAF Station Brandon
* RCAF Station Carberry
* RCAF Station Dauphin
* RCAF Station Gimli
* RCAF Station Macdonald
* RCAF Station Neepawa
* RCAF Station Paulson
* RCAF Station Portage La Prairie
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* RCAF Station Souris
* RCAF Station Virden
* RCAF Station Winnipeg
* RCAF Detachment Winnipeg

New Brunswick

* RCAF Station Chatham
* RCAF Station Moncton
* RCAF Station Pennfield Ridge
* RCAF Station Saint John
* RCAF Station Scoudoc

Nova Scotia

* RCAF Station Dartmouth
* RCAF Station Debert
* RCAF Station Greenwood
* RCAF Station Halifax
* RCAF Station Shelburne
* RCAF Station Sydney
* RCAF Station Yarmouth
* Sydney River Base (Sydney River, Nova Scotia)
* Kelly Beach (North Sydney, Nova Scotia)

Ontario

* RCAF Detachment Alliston
* RCAF Detachment Armstrong Station
* RCAF Station Aylmer
* RCAF Station Arnprior
* RCAF Station Belleville
* RCAF Station Brantford
* RCAF Station Camp Borden
* RCAF Station Clinton
* RCAF Station Deseronto
* RCAF Station Dunnville
* RCAF Detachment Edenvale
* RCAF Station Edgar
* RCAF Station Fingal
* RCAF Detachment Gananoque
* RCAF Station Guelph
* RCAF Station Hagersville
* RCAF Station Hamilton
* RCAF Station Jarvis
* RCAF Detachment Kapuskasing
* RCAF Station Kingston
* RCAF Station Leaside
* RCAF Station London
* RCAF Detachment Malton
* RCAF Station Mountain View
* RCAF Detachment North Bay
* RCAF Station Oshawa
* RCAF Station Pendleton
* RCAF Station Picton
* RCAF Station Port Albert
* RCAF Station Rockcliffe
* RCAF Station Trenton
* RCAF Station Uplands

Prince Edward Island

* RCAF Station Charlottetown
* RCAF Station Mount Pleasant
* RCAF Station Summerside

Quebec

* RCAF Station Bagotville
* RCAF Station Gaspé
* RCAF Station Lachine
* RCAF Station Mont-Joli
* RCAF Station Montreal
* RCAF Station Sept-Iles
* RCAF Station St Hubert
* RCAF Station St Jean
* RCAF Station Victoriaville
* RCAF Detachment Montreal
* RCAF Detachment Megantic

askatchewan

* RCAF Station Assiniboia
* RCAF Station Caron
* RCAF Station Dafoe
* RCAF Station Davidson
* RCAF Station Estevan
* RCAF Station Moose Jaw
* RCAF Station Mossbank
* RCAF Station North Battleford
* RCAF Station Prince Albert
* RCAF Station Regina
* RCAF Station Saskatoon
* RCAF Station Swift Current
* RCAF Station Yorkton
* RCAF Station Weyburn

Non-Canadian North American operating locations

Alaska

* Anchorage, Alaska
* Annette Island, Alaska
* Chiniak, Alaska
* Kodiak, Alaska
* Nome, Alaska
* Umnak Island, Alaska
* Kiska, Alaska
* Adak Island, Alaska

Bermuda

* Hamilton, Bermuda

Newfoundland

* Botwood, Newfoundland
* Gander, Newfoundland
* Torbay, Newfoundland
* Stephenville, Newfoundland

Labrador

* Goose Bay, Labrador

United Kingdom operating locations

England

* RAF Acklington
* RAF Andover
* RAF Ashford
* RAF Baginton
* RAF Balderton
* RAF Bassingbourn
* RAF Beaulieu
* RAF Biggin Hill
* RAF Bircham Newton
* RAF Blakehill Farm
* RAF Bournemouth
* RAF Bradwell Bay
* RAF Burn
* RAF Castle Camps
* RAF Catterick
* RAF Charmy Down
* RAF Chivenor
* RAF Coleby Grange
* RAF Colerne
* RAF Croft
* RAF Croydon
* RAF Dalton
* RAF Davidstow Moor
* RAF Debden
* RAF Digby
* RAF Dishforth
* RAF Docking
* RAF Down Ampney
* RAF Driffield
* RAF Dunsfold
* RAF East Moor
* RAF Eastchurch
* RAF Exeter
* RAF Ford
* RAF Friston
* RAF Funtington
* RAF Gatwick
* RAF Gransden Lodge
* RAF Gravesend
* RAF Hartford Bridge
* RAF Harrowbeer
* RAF Halton
* RAF Hawkinge
* RAF Headcorn
* RAF High Post
* RAF Holmsley South
* RAF Hornchurch
* RAF Horne
* RAF Hunsdon
* RAF Hurn
* RAF Kenley
* RAF Lashenden
* RAF Leeming
* RAF Lindholme
* RAF Linton-on-Ouse
* RAF Lympe
* RAF Manston
* RAF Martlesham Heath
* RAF Merston
* RAF Middle Wallop
* RAF Middleton St. George
* RAF Mildenhall
* RAF Molesworth
* RAF North Coates
* RAF North Luffenham
* RAF North Weald
* RAF Odiham
* RAF Old Sarum
* RAF Penshurst
* RAF Perranporth
* RAF Pocklington
* RAF Portreath
* RAF Predannack
* RAF Redhill
* RAF Scorton
* RAF Skipton-on-Swale
* RAF Southend
* RAF St Eval
* RAF Staplehurst
* RAF Strubby
* RAF Syerston
* RAF Tangmere
* RAF Topcliffe
* RAF Tempsford
* RAF Ternhill
* RAF Tholthorpe
* RAF Thorney Island
* RAF Trebulzue
* RAF Waddington
* RAF Warmwood
* RAF Wellingore
* RAF West Malling
* RAF Westhampnett
* RAF Weston Zoyland
* RAF Winkleigh
* RAF Wittering
* RAF Wombleton
* RAF Woodchurch
* RAF Zeals

Northern Ireland

* RAF Castle Archdale
* RAF Limavady

Orkney Island

* RAF Skeabrae

cotland

* RAF Ayr
* RAF Banff
* RAF Castletown
* RAF Dallachy
* RAF Dundonald
* RAF Dyce
* RAF Leuchars
* RAF Oban
* RAF Peterhead
* RAF Prestwick
* RAF Skitten
* RAF Stranraer
* RAF Tain
* RAF Wick

hetland Islands

* RAF Sullom Voe
* RAF Sumburgh

Wales

* RAF Angle
* RAF Fairwood Common
* RAF Valley
* RAF Pembroke Dock

Northern Europe operating locations

Belgium

* Base 90 Kleine-Brogel
* Base 56 Evere
* Base 58 Melsbroek
* Base 64 Diest
* Base 66 Blankenburg
* Base 68 Le Culot
* Base 70 Antwerp
* Base 71 Koksijde
* Base 75 Nivelles

Denmark

* Base 160 Copenhagen

France

* ALG (Advanced Landing Ground) Wormhoudt
* Base 2 Bazenville
* Base 3 Ste Croix-sur-Mer
* Base 4 Beny-sur-Mer
* Base 8 Sommervieu
* Base 9 Lantheuil
* Base 11 Longues
* Base 17 Carpiquet
* Base 18 Cristot
* Base 19 Lingevres
* Base 21 Ste-Honorine-de-Ducy
* Base 24 St Andre
* Base 25 Illiers l'Eveque
* Base 28 Evreux
* Base 34 Avrilly
* Base 40 Beauvais
* Base 44 Poix
* Base 48 Glisy
* Base 51 Vendeville
* Base 52 Douai

Germany

* Base 100 Goch
* Base 108 Rheine
* Base 110 Osnabruck
* Base 114 Diepholz
* Base 116 Wunstorf
* Base 118 Celle
* Base 150 Hustedt
* Base 152 Fassberg
* Base 154 Soltau
* Base 156 Luneburg
* Base 166 Flensburg
* Base 174 Uetersen
* Base Y-75 Frankfurt

Iceland

* Reykjavík

The Netherlands

* ALG Arnhem
* ALG Breda
* ALG Nijmegen
* ALG Tilburg
* Base 77 Gilze-Rijen
* Base 78 Eindhoven
* Base 80 Volkel
* Base 82 Grave
* Base 84 Rips
* Base 88 Heesch
* Base 106 Twente
* 'JOE' Airfield (Apeldoorn)

Norway

* Oslo, Norway

outhern Europe and Mediterranean Sea operating locations

* Gibraltar
* Luga, Malta

Italy

* Cassibile, Sicily
* Lentini West, Sicily
* Tulihal, Italy
* India Anzio, Italy
* Bellaria, Italy
* Canne, Italy
* Fabrica, Italy
* Fano, Italy
* Foggia, Italy
* Gioia delle Colle, Italy
* Grottaglie, Italy
* Littorio, Rome, Italy
* Loreto, Italy
* Perugia, Italy
* Treviso, Italy
* Triolo, Italy
* Venafro, Italy

North Africa

* Devesoir, Egypt
* Kafareet, Egypt
* Idku, Egypt
* Shandur, Egypt
* Mellaha, Libya
* Tripoli, Libya
* Rabat-Sale, Morocco
* Ben Gardane, Tunisia
* Goubrine South, Tunisia
* Hani East Landing Ground, Tunisia
* Kairouan/Zina, Tunisia
* Kairouan/Pavilllier, Tunisia

Other operating locations

Indian Ocean

* Koggala, Ceylon
* Kinmagan, Burma
* Kyaukpyu, Burma
* Mawnubyin, Burma
* Gujrat, India
* Kanglatongbi, India
* Addu Atoll, Seychelles Islands

Persian Gulf

* Bahrain

Africa

* Langebaan, South Africa
* Mombasa, Kenya

Operating locations (1946-1968)

Primary Canadian stations

Alberta

* RCAF Station Cold Lake
* RCAF Station Penhold
* RCAF Station Edmonton

British Columbia

* RCAF Station Comox

Manitoba

* RCAF Station Portage La Prairie
* RCAF Station Winnipeg

New Brunswick

* RCAF Station Chatham

Newfoundland

* RCAF Station Gander
* RCAF Station Goose Bay

Nova Scotia

* RCAF Station Greenwood
* RCAF Station Shearwater

Ontario

* RCAF Station Borden
* RCAF Station North Bay
* RCAF Station Trenton
* RCAF Station Uplands
* RCAF Station Rockcliffe
* RCAF Station Downsview

Prince Edward Island

* RCAF Station Summerside

Quebec

* RCAF Station Bagotville
* RCAF Station St Hubert

askatchewan

* RCAF Station Moose Jaw

Auxiliary Canadian stations

Alberta

* RCAF Station Namao

Manitoba

* RCAF Station Rivers - actually Canadian Joint Air Training Command (CJATC) New Sarum
* RCAF Station Gimli

Newfoundland

* RCAF Station Torbay

Northwest Territories

* RCAF Station Resolute Bay

Nova Scotia

* RCAF Station Debert

Ontario

* RCAF Station Clinton
* RCAF Station Centralia

Quebec

* RCAF Station Dorval
* RCAF Station, La Macaza
* RCAF Station Val d'Or

Yukon

* RCAF Station Whitehorse

Emergency Canadian airfields

British Columbia

* Puntzi Mountain, British Columbia
* Tofino, British Columbia
* Port Hardy, British Columbia

Ontario

* Grand Bend, Ontario
* Timmins, Ontario
* Earlton, Ontario
* Gore Bay, Ontario
* Killaloe, Ontario
* Sudbury, Ontario
* Wiarton, Ontario
* Muskoka, Ontario

Quebec

* Lac-des-Loups, Quebec
* La Tuque, Quebec
* Mont-Joli, Quebec
* Val-d'Or, Quebec
* Casey, Quebec
* L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec

DEW Line radar stations

(Note: This covers 1946-1968. Nunavut was created in 1999.)

Northwest Territories

* Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories
* Nicholson Point, Northwest Territories
* Cape Parry, Northwest Territories
* Pearce Point, Northwest Territories
* Clinton Point, Northwest Territories
* Clifton Point, Northwest Territories
* Cape Young, Northwest Territories
* Lady Franklin Point, Northwest Territories
* Ross Point, Northwest Territories
* Byron Bay, Northwest Territories
* Cambridge Bay, Northwest Territories
* Jenny Lind Island, Northwest Territories
* Hat Island, Northwest Territories
* Gladman Point, Northwest Territories
* Matheson Point, Northwest Territories
* Shepherd Bay, Northwest Territories
* Pelly Bay, Northwest Territories
* Keith Bay, Northwest Territories
* MacKar Inlet, Northwest Territories
* Scarpa Lake, Northwest Territories
* Hall Beach, Northwest Territories
* Longstaff Bluff, Northwest Territories
* Dewar Lakes, Northwest Territories
* Ekalugad, Northwest Territories
* Cape Hooper, Northwest Territories
* Kivitoo, Northwest Territories
* Broughton Island, Northwest Territories
* Durban Island, Northwest Territories
* Cape Dyer, Northwest Territories
* Resolution Island, Northwest Territories

Yukon

* Komakuk Beach, Yukon
* Shingle Point, Yukon
* Tununuk Camp, Yukon
* Atkinson Point, Yukon

Mid-Canada Line radar stations

Alberta

* RCAF Station Stoney Mountain

British Columbia

* RCAF Station Dawson Creek

Manitoba

* RCAF Station Bird
* RCAF Station Cranberry Portage

Ontario

* RCAF Station Winisk

Quebec

* RCAF Station Knob Lake
* RCAF Station Great Whale River

Labrador

* RCAF Station Saglek
* RCAF Station Hopedale

Pinetree Line radar stations

Alberta

* RCAF Station Beaverlodge
* RCAF Station Cold Lake
* RCAF Station Penhold

British Columbia

* RCAF Station Baldy Hughes
* RCAF Station Comox
* RCAF Station Holberg
* RCAF Station Kamloops
* RCAF Station Puntzi Mountain
* RCAF Station Tofino

Manitoba

* RCAF Station Beausejour
* RCAF Station Gypsumville

New Brunswick

* RCAF Station St. Margarets

Labrador

* RCAF Station Cartwright
* RCAF Station Hopedale
* RCAF Station Melville

Newfoundland

* RCAF Station Stephenville
* RCAF Station St. Anthony
* RCAF Station Gander
* RCAF Station St. John's

Nova Scotia

* RCAF Station Beaverbank
* RCAF Station Barrington
* RCAF Station Sydney

Northwest Territories

* RCAF Station Frobisher Bay
* RCAF Station Resolution Island

Ontario

* RCAF Station Armstrong
* RCAF Station Edgar
* RCAF Station Falconbridge
* RCAF Station Foymount
* RCAF Station Lowther
* RCAF Station Moosonee
* RCAF Station Pagwa
* RCAF Station Ramore
* RCAF Station Sioux Lookout

Quebec

* RCAF Station Chibougamau
* RCAF Station Moisie
* RCAF Station Mont Apica
* RCAF Station Lac St. Denis
* RCAF Station Parent
* RCAF Station Senneterre
* RCAF Station St. Sylvestre

askatchewan

* RCAF Station Alsask
* RCAF Station Dana
* RCAF Station Yorkton

Primary overseas stations

England

* RCAF Station North Luffenham
* RAF Odiham

France

* RCAF Station Marville
* RCAF Station Grostenquin
* RCAF Metz, France

Germany

* RCAF Station Baden-Soellingen
* RCAF Station Lahr
* RCAF Station Zweibrücken


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