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Encyclopedia > Canadian Forces Air Command
Air Command

Flag of Air Command
Active 1975 -
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Branch Air Force
Role "To generate and maintain combat capable, multi-purpose, air forces to meet Canada's defence objectives."
Size 14,500 (regular), 2,600 (reserve)
Part of Department of National Defence
Headquarters National Defence Headquarters
Motto "At all times professional, In all things ethical, To all people respectful."
Engagements Operation Desert Storm
Operation Deliberate Force
Operation Desert Fox
Operation Allied Force
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation APOLLO
Operation Anaconda
Commanders
Current
commander
Governor General Michaëlle Jean
(Commander-in-Chief)
Hon. Peter MacKay
(Minister of National Defence)
Military leadership Lieutenant-General Angus Watt
(The Chief of the Air Staff)
Insignia
Roundel
Aircraft flown
Fighter CF-188 Hornet
Helicopter CH-124 Sea King, CH-139 JetRanger, CH-146 Griffon, CH-148 Cyclone, CH-149 Cormorant
Patrol CP-140 Aurora, CP-140A Arcturus
Reconnaissance CU-161 Sperwer
Trainer CT-114 Tutor, CT-142 Dash-8, CT-155 Hawk, CT-156 Harvard II
Transport CC-115 Buffalo, CC-130 Hercules, CC-138 Twin Otter, CC-144 Challenger, CC-150 Polaris, CC-177 Globemaster

Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) is the air force element of the Canadian Forces. AIRCOM is the descendant of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), which was Canada's air force from its foundation in 1924 until February 1, 1968. Image File history File links Canadian_Air_Command_flag. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For a particular Air Force, see List of air forces. ... The Department of National Defence, frequently referred to by its acronym DND, is the department within the government of Canada with responsibility for Canadas military, known as the Canadian Forces. ... Department of National Defence Headquarters. ... Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders George H. W. 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Combatants United States, Poland, France, Canada, Pakistan, India, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines (in the Philippines theatre only), Northern Alliance, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ethiopia, Somalia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Romania, Portugal, Bulgaria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Georgia Taliban, al-Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah... Operation Apollo was the codename for an operation conducted by Canadian Forces in support of the United States in its military operations in Afghanistan. ... Combatants  United States,  Canada,  United Kingdom,  New Zealand,  Australia,  Denmark,  France,  Norway,  Germany Taliban insurgents, al-Qaeda Commanders Major General Franklin Hagenbeck Unknown Strength 2,000 500–1,500 Casualties 8 U.S. servicemen killed, 82 wounded, 7 Afghan soldiers killed 500–800 [1] A map showing the pre-operation... Michaëlle Jean, CC CMM COM CD , (born September 6, 1957, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is the current Governor General of Canada. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, Conservative, QC, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ... Image File history File links RCAF-Roundel. ... An A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during an air show at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. ... The CF-18 Hornet is a Canadian Forces aircraft, based on the American F/A-18 Hornet. ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea_King. ... The Bell Helicopter Model 206 JetRanger is a two-bladed main rotor, turbine powered helicopter with a conventional, two-bladed tail rotor. ... 417 Squadrons first CH-146 Griffon, Canadian Forces Registration (CFR) 146414, arrived on July 6, 1995. ... Sikorsky H-92 in filght with camo pattern paint scheme. ... The AgustaWestland EH101 is a medium-lift helicopter originally developed as a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ... A patrol bomber, or patrol aircraft, is an airplane designed to operate for long times over water in an anti-shipping or anti-submarine role. ... The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is a Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). ... The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is a Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). ... English Electric Canberra PR.9 photo reconnaissance aircraft CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft of the Canadian Air Force. ... The Sperwer is a 3-meter-long unmanned aerial vehicle manufactured by the French firm SAGEM. The aircraft is piloted remotely and can cruise at altitudes of over 16,000 feet for as long as five hours. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Snowbirds flying the CT-114 Tutor in a diamond formation The Canadair CT-114 Tutor is a Canadian_built jet trainer aircraft used by the RCAF and the later unified Canadian Forces. ... A twin-turbo DHC-8 of Flybe on the ground at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ... The BAE Systems (BAE) Hawk is an advanced jet trainer which first flew in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk. ... A T-6 Texan II For the similarly-named World War II aircraft, see T-6 Texan. ... The de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport, a turboprop version developed from the earlier piston-powered DHC-4 Caribou. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a 20-passenger STOL feederliner and utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. ... The Bombardier Challenger 600 series is a family of business jets designed by Bill Lear and produced first by Canadair until that company was bought by Bombardier Aerospace in 1986. ... CC-150 is the designation for the civilian Airbus A310-300s which have been converted for use as the primary long distance transport airplane for the Canadian Armed Forces. ... For the Lockheed aircraft with this designation, see C-17 Super Vega. ... For a particular Air Force, see List of air forces. ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ... “RCAF” redirects here. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Prior to 1924, Canada's involvement with air defence consisted of Canadian airmen flying with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service, with the short-lived Canadian Aviation Corps, and with a small two-squadron Canadian Air Force attached to the Royal Air Force in England during the First World War. In 1920 another Canadian Air Force was established in Canada that was concerned mostly with military flight training and civil operations. This Canadian Air Force was renamed the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1924. The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the over-land air arm of the British military during most of World War I. // Formed by Royal Warrant on 13 May 1912, the RFC superseded the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers. ... Personnel of No 1 Squadron RNAS in late 1914 The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy until near the end of World War I, when it merged with the British Armys Royal Flying Corps (RFC) to form the Royal Air Force. ... Canadian Aviation Corps (CAC) was an early attempt to create an air force for Canada at the beginning of the First World War. ... RAF redirects here. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...


After 1968, the RCAF was merged with the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Navy to form the Canadian Forces, and air force functions were divided up and placed into several new commands. On September 2, 1975 Canada's military air services was organized into a single command - Canadian Forces Air Command. Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LF) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... For history after 1968, see Canadian Forces Maritime Command The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was the navy of Canada from 1911 until 1968 when the three Canadian armed services were unified to form the Canadian Forces. ... A command in military organization is a collection of units or a group of personnel under the control of a single officer. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Mission

AIRCOM is responsible for all aircraft operations in the Canadian Forces, enforcing the security of Canada's airspace and providing aircraft for supporting the missions of Maritime Command and Land Force Command. AIRCOM is a partner with the United States Air Force in protecting continental airspace under the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). AIRCOM also provides all primary air resources to the National Search and Rescue Program. HMCS Bastion, flagship of the Canadian Navy. ... Land Force Command (LFC) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Forces. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ... NORAD Headquarters Building. ... CH-113 Labrador helicopter used by the Canadian Forces for search and rescue from 1962-2004, performing an exercise with a Canadian Coast Guard rescue cutter. ...


History

For history before 1968, see Royal Canadian Air Force
CF-18 off Hawaii
CF-18 off Hawaii
CH-124 Sea King
CH-124 Sea King
CC-115 Buffalo
CH-149 Cormorant

The Canadian Forces Reorganization Act came into effect on February 1, 1968 and Canada's air force ceased to exist. All branches of the Canadian Forces were unified into a single service with the aim of improving Canada's military effectiveness and flexibility. “RCAF” redirects here. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 964 KB) 060701-N-0641S-102 Pearl Harbor (July 1, 2006) - A Canadian Royal Navy CF-18 flies in formation with other aircraft off the coast Hawaii in celebration of Canada Day. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 964 KB) 060701-N-0641S-102 Pearl Harbor (July 1, 2006) - A Canadian Royal Navy CF-18 flies in formation with other aircraft off the coast Hawaii in celebration of Canada Day. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x827, 541 KB) Canada CH-124A Sea King (S-61B) Photographed at Victoria - International Airport (YYJ / CYYJ), British Columbia, Canada, August 30, 2006 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x827, 541 KB) Canada CH-124A Sea King (S-61B) Photographed at Victoria - International Airport (YYJ / CYYJ), British Columbia, Canada, August 30, 2006 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x767, 518 KB)CH-149 Cormorant  Â©  NOTE: The following conditions may not include terms which restrict usage to educational or not-for-profit purposes. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x767, 518 KB)CH-149 Cormorant  Â©  NOTE: The following conditions may not include terms which restrict usage to educational or not-for-profit purposes. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Aircraft and bases of the RCAF and the Royal Canadian Navy (the Royal Canadian Naval Aviation Service), were scattered across several different commands of the newly unified forces. Air Defence Command consisted primarily of former RCAF CF-101 Voodoo fighter-interceptor aircraft, as well as the radar networks of DEW Line, Mid-Canada Line and Pinetree Line early warning stations. Air Transport Command was responsible for strategic airlift and refueling aircraft, namely the CC-137 Husky, with the primary role being to transport ground troops from Mobile Command to and from distant conflict zones in Europe. Mobile Command itself was composed of former Canadian Army ground forces, as well as the army's tactical helicopters (CH-135 Twin Huey, CH-136 Kiowa, CH-147 Chinook, CH-113A Voyageur) and the RCAF's tactical and ground attack aircraft (CF-104 Starfighter). Maritime Command was transferred responsibility for the newly-formed Maritime Air Group, which operated aircraft in support of former RCN vessels, including CH-124 Sea King, CP-107 Argus, and the CP-121 Tracker, some of which operated from HMCS Bonaventure until that vessel's retirement in the early 1970s. Pilot and aircrew training were taken over by Training Command, which was responsible for trades training across all other commands in the armed forces. For history after 1968, see Canadian Forces Maritime Command The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was the navy of Canada from 1911 until 1968 when the three Canadian armed services were unified to form the Canadian Forces. ... Two 409 Squadron CF-101s in the mountains of British Columbia The CF-101 Voodoo was an all-weather interceptor aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Forces between 1961 and 1984. ... A rough map of the three warning lines The Distant Early Warning Line, also known as the DEW Line or Early Warning Line, was a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic region of Canada, with additional stations along the North Coast and Aleutian Islands of Alaska, in... A rough map of the three warning lines The Mid-Canada Line, also known as the McGill Fence, was a line of radar stations across the middle of Canada intended to provide early warning of a Soviet bomber attack on North America. ... A rough map of the three warning lines The Pinetree Line was a series of radar stations located across southern Canada at about the 50th parallel, along with a number of other stations located on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. ... Canadian Armed Forces Boeing 707 (CC-137) CC-137 Husky is the designation for the Boeing Model B707-347C which served with the Canadian Forces from 1972 to 1997. ... Land Force Command (LFC) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Forces. ... A UH-1D Huey seen offloading troops during the Vietnam War The Bell Helicopter UH-1 Iroquois, commonly (or officially in the United States Marine Corps) known as the Huey, was a multipurpose military helicopter, famous for its use in the Vietnam War. ... OH-58 Kiowa OH-58D Kiowa Warrior The OH-58 Kiowa scout is a helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron. ... The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a versatile, twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. ... A CH-113 Labrador practising an airlift from a Canadian Coast Guard cutter. ... The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a high-performance supersonic interceptor aircraft, capable of high speeds and climb rates. ... HMCS Bastion, flagship of the Canadian Navy. ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea_King. ... The CL-28 was a marine reconaissance aircraft designed & manufactured by Canadair and was known in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as the CP-107 Argus. ... The Grumman S-2 Tracker (previously S2F) was the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to enter service with the US Navy. ... HMCS Bonaventure was the last aircraft carrier in the Royal Canadian Navy. ...


On August 9, 1974 a CC-115 Buffalo of No. 116 Transport Unit operating on UN duties was shot down by a Syrian Surface-to-air missile killing all nine CF personnel on board. This represents the single biggest loss of Canadian lives on a UN mission as well as the last Canadian military aircraft to be shot down. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport, a turboprop version developed from the earlier piston-powered DHC-4 Caribou. ... Akash Missile Firing French Air Force Crotale battery Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. ...


On September 2, 1975, the Canadian Forces saw a reorganization that merged all aircraft across all commands into a newly formed Air Command (AIRCOM). Air Defence Command and Air Transport Command were eliminated, and Training Command, Maritime Command, and Mobile Command (renamed Force Mobile Command) were realigned to reflect the new structure. AIRCOM was very similar to the old RCAF as the new command would handle all the aviation requirements of Canada's military. is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Duplication saw several base closings through the 1970s-1990s, largely as aircraft changes took place. The acquisition of the CF-18A/B Hornet tactical fighter bomber saw CF-104 Starfighter and CF-101 Voodoo fighter aircraft retired in the early-mid 1980s, along with a corresponding downturn in several bases which had been exclusively dedicated to these aircraft. The closures of CFB Chatham and CFB Baden Soellingen along with various bombing ranges and the retirement of the CF-116 fighter aircraft and Boeing 707 transport/refuelling aircraft saw AIRCOM retract to its present base and force structure. The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (CF-188) is a Canadian Forces aircraft, based on the American F/A-18 Hornet. ... The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a high-performance supersonic interceptor aircraft, capable of high speeds and climb rates. ... Two 409 Squadron CF-101s in the mountains of British Columbia The CF-101 Voodoo was an all-weather interceptor aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Forces between 1961 and 1984. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Canadian Forces Base Chatham or CFB Chatham was a Canadian Forces Base located immediately south of the town of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada. ... Canadian Forces Base Baden-Soellingen or CFB Baden-Soellingen was a Canadian Forces Base located near the farming community of Soellingen in the Federal Republic of Germanys Baden province. ... The CF-5 (officially designated the CF-116 Freedom Fighter) was the Canadair licensed-built version of the American Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter aircraft primarily for the Canadian Forces. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ...


AIRCOM also underwent significant changes in the late 1970s when the CP-107 Argus and CP-121 Tracker were replaced with the CP-140 Aurora/CP-140A Arcturus maritime patrol aircraft. The shift of east coast maritime patrol aircraft at the time of the Argus retirement to CFB Greenwood eventually saw CFB Summerside closed in the late 1980s. The CL-28 was a marine reconaissance aircraft designed & manufactured by Canadair and was known in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as the CP-107 Argus. ... The Grumman S-2 Tracker (previously S2F) was the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to enter service with the US Navy. ... The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is a Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). ... The CP-140A Arcturus is a variant of Canadas CP-140 Aurura maritime patrol aircraft. ... Canadian Forces Base Greenwood (CFB Greenwood), also referred to as 14 Wing Greenwood is a Canadian Forces Base located in Greenwood, a village in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ... Canadian Forces Base Summerside (CFB Summerside) was an air force base located in St. ...


After unification, all personnel in the Canadian Forces wore a dark-green uniform with only cap and collar badges (a modified version of the former RCAF crest) as distinguishing marks for pilots and aircrew. This uniform continued under the newly-formed AIRCOM from 1975 until the mid-1980s, when AIRCOM returned to blue-grey uniforms broadly similar to those of the former to the RCAF, though the army-derived ranks adopted upon unification were retained.


In the early 1990s, AIRCOM transport and utility helicopters in support of army operations were cut back and consolidated with the purchase of the CH-146 Griffon, replacing the CH-135 Twin Huey, CH-136 Kiowa, and CH-147 Chinook. The army continues to consider this a loss of capability, particularly with the loss of the heavy lift Chinooks. Land Force Command (LFC) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Forces. ...


Search and rescue squadrons have also seen new aircraft when the CH-149 Cormorant replaced the CH-113 Labrador beginning in 2002. The CC-115 Buffalo short takeoff and landing fixed wing aircraft are also being replaced in the 2000s with a dedicated STOL search and rescue aircraft.


Ship-borne anti-submarine helicopter squadrons are currently operating the 40-year old CH-124 Sea King. The new Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone will begin service in 2008. Sikorsky H-92 in filght with camo pattern paint scheme. ...


In 2007 and 2008, 4 C-17 Globemaster III will be added. For the Lockheed aircraft with this designation, see C-17 Super Vega. ...


Aircraft inventory

Aircraft Country of Manufacture Type Canadian Designation Year(s) procured #In Service[1] Notes
AgustaWestland EH101 Flag of the United Kingdom UK
Flag of Italy Italy
Search and Rescue Helicopter CH-149 Cormorant 2002 14 stationed at 9 Wing Gander, NL, 14 Wing Greenwood, NS and 19 Wing Comox, BC
Airbus A310 Flag of France France
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Spain Spain
Strategic Transport
Tanker/Transport
CC-150 Polaris Originally ordered by Wardair, sold to Canadian Airlines and purchased by the military 1992-1993 3
2
Stationed at 8 Wing Trenton, ON
Raytheon T-6 Texan II Flag of the United States USA Trainer CT-156 Harvard II 2000 24 Leased and stationed at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, SK
Bell 206 JetRanger Flag of Canada Canada utility helicopter / helicopter trainer CH-139 JetRanger 1981 14 Ordered for 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage la Prairie, MB; used by Regular Forces in CFB Lahr in Germany and in Canada during the 1980s; now back at 3 CFFTS
Bell 412 Flag of Canada Canada utility transport tactical helicopter (UTTH) CH-146 Griffon 1995-1997 85 stationed at Bagotville, QC, Cold Lake, AB, Gagetown, NB, Valcartier, QC, Goose Bay, NL, Edmonton, AB, Petawawa, ON and Borden, ON; also perform search and rescue duties at 8 Wing Trenton
McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet Flag of Canada Canada
Flag of the United States USA
fighter
fighter/attack
fighter lead-in trainer
CF-188 total
CF-188A
CF-188B (2 seater)
1982-1988 98 138 total delivered; stationed at 3 Wing Bagotville, QC and 4 Wing Cold Lake, AB


Variant of the American F/A-18 Hornet The AgustaWestland EH101 (AW101 from June 2007) is a medium-lift helicopter for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The AgustaWestland EH101 is a medium-lift helicopter originally developed as a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range widebody airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It was Airbus second model to be introduced, and is a shortened derivative of the A300. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... CC-150 is the designation for the civilian Airbus A310-300s which have been converted for use as the primary long distance transport airplane for the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Wardair airplane at takeoff Wardair Canada (IATA: WD, ICAO: WDA, and Callsign: Wardair) was one of Canadas first discount airlines, founded by Max Ward in 1952 under the name Wardair Ltd. ... Canadian Airlines International Ltd. ... A T-6 Texan II For the similarly-named World War II aircraft, see T-6 Texan. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Bell Helicopter Model 206 JetRanger is a two-bladed main rotor, turbine powered helicopter with a conventional, two-bladed tail rotor. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... It has been suggested that CH-146 Griffon be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 417 Squadrons first CH-146 Griffon, Canadian Forces Registration (CFR) 146414, arrived on July 6, 1995. ... The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (CF-188) is a Canadian Forces aircraft, based on the American F/A-18 Hornet. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a modern all-weather carrier-capable strike fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. ...

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Flag of the United States USA strategic airlift CC-177 2007-2008 4 Stationed at 8 Wing Trenton, ON
Bombardier Challenger 600 Flag of Canada Canada utility transport
VIP transport
CC-144 1982-1985; 2002 2
4
operated by 412(T) Sqn and based in Ottawa, but belong to 8 Wing Trenton (Utility Aircraft are 2 Blue CL601's and VIP Aircraft are White: 1 CL600, 1 CL601 and 2 newer CL604's)
Canadair CL-41 Tutor Flag of Canada Canada jet demonstration aircraft CT-114 Tutor 1962 25; 20 remaining Entered service as a basic and advanced jet trainer, replaced by the CT-156 Harvard II and CT-155 Hawk in 2000. Now used almost exclusively by 431 Air Demonstration Squadron "The Snowbirds"
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo Flag of Canada Canada fixed Wing search and rescue CC-115 Buffalo 1967 6 will be retired once a replacement found; all six fly for 442 Transport and Rescue Sqn. at 19 Wing Comox, BC
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Flag of Canada Canada utility transport CC-138 1970s 4 stationed at Yellowknife, NT
de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 Flag of Canada Canada aerial navigation and tactics trainer CT-142 1987; 1989-1990 4 operated by 402 "City of Winnipeg" Sqn and stationed at 17 Wing, Winnipeg, MB
Lockheed C-130 Hercules Flag of the United States USA tactical transport / fixed Wing search and rescue CC-130 total
CC-130E
CC-130H
CC-130H-30
KC-130H
1960-1997 30
19
4
2
6; 5 configured for air-to-air refueling
stationed at 14 Wing Greenwood, NS, 8 Wing Trenton, ON and 17 Wing, Winnipeg, MB. two have since been retired due to the airframes timing out [1]. to be replaced with C-130J Super Hercules starting in winter 2010.[2]
Lockheed P-3 Orion Flag of the United States USA maritime reconnaissance, search and rescue and fisheries & Arctic patrol CP-140A Arcturus 1991 3 orders were the last 3 P-3's to come off the Lockheed line in California
P-3 Orion Flag of the United States USA Maritime Patrol / Anti-submarine Aircraft CP-140 Aurora 1980 18 stationed at 19 Wing Comox, BC and 14 Wing Greenwood, NS
SAGEM Sperwer / Oerlikon Contraves Incorporated Flag of France France
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
unmanned aerial reconnaissance CU-161 2003 19
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King Flag of the United States USA
Flag of Canada Canada
ship-based transport/anti-submarine helicopter CH-124 Sea King 1963-1969 27 to be replaced by CH-148 Cyclone; stationed at 12 Wing Shearwater, NS and Patricia Bay, BC
Sikorsky H-92 Superhawk Flag of the United States USA ship-based transport/anti-submarine helicopter CH-148 Cyclone 2009 - delayed 28 to be delivered order delayed by Sikorsky
Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules Flag of the United States USA short-medium haul tactical lift aircraft CC-130J Hercules 2010 17 to be delivered starting in 2010 [3]

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Leased / contractor aircraft

The Canadian Forces have leased aircraft from vendors to help transport troops and equipment from Canada and other locations in the past decade.

Aircraft Country of Manufacture Type Canadian Designation In Service[1] Notes
BAeCT-155 Hawk Flag of the United Kingdom UK Fighter Lead-in Trainer CT-155 2000 12 leased and stationed at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, SK and 4 Wing Cold Lake, AB; used by the NATO Flying Training in Canada; leased from Bombardier Aerospace
Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet Type E Flag of France France jet trainer N/A 2005-present 4 leased by Top Aces Consulting for CATS (Contracted Airborne Training Services); ex-German Luftwaffe trainers; based at 3 Wing
Hawker Hunter F.58 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom jet trainer N/A 2002-2005? 12 jets leased from Northern Lights Combat Air Support; former Swiss Air Force fighters; based at 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake
Ilyushin Il-76 Candid Flag of Russia Russia strategic airlift N/A post-2001 via external contract with Toronto, Ontario based Skylink Aviation Inc for transporting equipment to Kandahar from Turkey or CFB Edmonton
Mil Mi-17 Hip-H Flag of Russia Russia medium lift helicopter N/A post-2001 via contract with Skylink Aviation for transporting equipment and troops in the Balkans and Afganistan
Antonov An-225 Mriya/Cossack Flag of Ukraine Ukraine strategic airlift N/A post-2001 via contract for use in the Middle East
Antonov An-124 Ruslan/Condor Flag of Ukraine Ukraine strategic airlift N/A post-2001 via contract to ship supplies from CFB Trenton to Canadian Forces serving in Afganistan
Mil Mi-8 Hip or Mil Mi-14 Haze Flag of Russia Russia transport helicopter N/A 2008-? to be loaned from the Polish Air Force for use in Afganistan

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Weapons and Other Equipment

Weapons systems are used by the CF-18 Hornet, CP-140 Aurora and the CH-124 Sea King helicopters (to be replaced by the Cyclone), the only armed aircraft in the Canadian Forces today. The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (CF-188) is a Canadian Forces aircraft, based on the American F/A-18 Hornet. ... The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is a Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ...

Manufacturer Weapon Type Notes
Lockheed Martin GBU-10 Paveway II (12, 16 and 24) laser-guided bomb used by CF-18
General Dynamics Mark 82 bomb low drag General-purpose bomb (Dumb bomb) used by CF-18
General Dynamics Mark 83 bomb low drag General-purpose bomb (Dumb bomb) used by CF-18
General Dynamics Mark 84 bomb low drag General-purpose bomb (Dumb bomb) used by CF-18
Raytheon/Hughes Aircraft AGM-65G Maverick Missile Air-to-surface missile used by CF-18
Bristol Aerospace CRV 7 Rocket folding-fin ground attack rocket used by CF-18
Douglas Aircraft Company AIM-7 Sparrow medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile used by CF-18
Raytheon/Hughes Aircraft AIM-120 AMRAAM Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile used by CF-18
Raytheon/Ford Aerospace/Loral Corp. AIM-9 Sidewinder heat-seeking, short-range, air-to-air missile used by CF-18
General Dynamics/General Electric M61 20mm vulcan cannon air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style cannon used by CF-18
Alliant Techsystems Mark 46 torpedo Air and ship-launched lightweight torpedo used by CP-140 Aurora and CH-124 Sea King
Browning Arms Company M1919 Browning machine gun 7.62 mm self-defence machine gun used by CH-124 Sea King
Manufacturer Name Type Notes
Systems & Electronics, Incorporated (West Plains, Mo) 60K Tunner Material handling equipment used for C-17 transport; used by US Air Force for C-5, C-17 and C-141
GM/Chevrolet Chevrolet Silverado airfield ground service vehicle, aircraft passenger stairs
Mobile Arrestor Gear

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Proposed future aircraft

Number Builder Model Type Dates Notes
TBD Lockheed Martin Flag of the United States United States F-35 Lightning II strike fighter 2018? to replace CF-18 as primary jet fighter
16[2] Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Flag of the United States United States CH-47 Chinook medium/heavy lift helicopters 2009; order delayed to provide heavy lift capability on overseas missions; CF once operated Boeing CH-47 ChinookCs

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  • Canada has contributed $440 Million to the JSF program as a Tier III Partner[3] but this does not commit Canada to purchasing the F-35 Lightning II.

The F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, stealth-capable military strike fighter, a multi-role aircraft that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air-to-air combat. ...

Retired aircraft

Aircraft Country of Manufacture Type In Service # of aircraft
Lockheed Corporation T-33 Shooting StarAN/Canadair Canadair T-33 Flag of the United States United States/ Flag of Canada Canada fighter trainer 1953-2002 (656)
McDonnell Aircraft CF-101B Voodoo Flag of the United States United States fighter 1961-1992 (112)
McDonnell Aircraft CF-101F Voodoo Flag of the United States United States fighter trainer 1961-1992 (20)
McDonnell Aircraft EF-101B Voodoo Flag of the United States United States electronic warfare fighter 1983-1987 (1)
Canadair/Lockheed Corporation Canadair CF-104 Starfighter Flag of the United States United States/ Flag of Canada Canada fighter 1961-1986 (200)
Canadair/Lockheed Corporation CF-104D Starfighter Flag of the United States United States/ Flag of Canada Canada fighter trainer 1962-1985 (38)
Canadair CL-28 Argus Flag of Canada Canada Maritime Patrol / Anti-submarine Aircraft 1957-1981 (13); (20)
Bell Helicopters CUH-1N Twin Huey Flag of the United States United States light utility helicopter 1971-1997 (50)
Bell Helicopters CUH-1D Iroquois Flag of the United States United States light utility helicopter - short body 1968-1988 (10)
Bell Helicopters CUH-1H Flag of the United States United States light utility helicopter 1968-1992 (56)
Canadair/Grumman CS-2F Tracker Flag of the United States United States ASW survelliance 1957-1990 (100)
de Havilland Canada de Havilland Canada Dash 7 Flag of Canada Canada STOL transport 1979-1988 (2)
Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador Flag of the United States United States maritime search and rescue helicopter 1964-2002 18
Boeing Vertol CH-113A Voyageur - version of the Model 107-II-9 Flag of the United States United States Assault and utility transport 1964-1995 12
Canadair Canadair CL-41 Tutor Flag of Canada Canada trainer 1960s-1990s 212
de Havilland Canada de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou Flag of Canada Canada STOL transport 1960-1971 (9)
Boeing CC-137 Boeing 707-320 Flag of the United States United States transport / VIP aircraft 1970-1997 (5)
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Flag of Canada Canada Interceptor fighter 1955-1981 329
Beechcraft B23 Musketeer Custom III Flag of the United States United States light trainer 1971-1984 25
Beechcraft B23 Musketeer II Flag of the United States United States light trainer 1981-1992 21
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air Flag of the United States United States transport 1991-1995 3
Bell Helicopter COH-58A Kiowa Flag of the United States United States light attack helicopter 1971-1995
Bell Helicopter B206B JetRanger III Flag of the United States United States light observation helicopter 1981-1992 14
Boeing CH-47C Chinook Flag of the United States United States heavy lift helicopter 1974-1991 9
Canadair CL-44D Yukon Flag of Canada Canada transport 1959-1970 12
Canadair CL-84-1A Dynavert Flag of Canada Canada tilt wing monoplane 1965-1975 4
Canadair CL-66B Cosmopolitan Flag of Canada Canada turboprop transport 1960-1993 10
Dassault Falcon 20 Flag of France France small jet 1967-1989 8
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.30 Flag of Canada Canada light turbroprop aircraft 1948-1971 113
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter Flag of Canada Canada light turbroprop aircraft 1953-1982 69
de Havilland Canada DHC-7R Ranger Flag of Canada Canada turboprop transport 1979-1984 2
Douglas Aircraft C-47 Dakota Flag of the United States United States military transport 1943-1988 173
Grumman HU-16B Albatross Flag of the United States United States twin-radial engine amphibious flying boat 1960-1970 10
Lockheed Corporation C-140 Jetstar Flag of the United States United States jet transport 1962-1986 4
MBB/Kawasaki Heavy Industries BK-117B-1 Flag of Germany Germany/ Flag of Japan Japan twin-engined medium utility/transport helicopter 1990 1
Canadair/North American Aviation CL-13A Sabre 5 Flag of the United States United States/ Flag of Canada Canada fighter 1953-1975 370
Canadair/North American Aviation CL-13B Sabre 6 Flag of the United States United States/ Flag of Canada Canada fighter 1954-1975 430
Canadair/Northrop Canadair CF-5A Freedom Fighter Flag of the United States United States/ Flag of Canada Canada fighter 1968-1995 89
Canadair/Northrop CF-5D Freedom Fighter Flag of the United States United States/ Flag of Canada Canada fighter trainer 1968-1995 46

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Retired Weapons

Weapon Country of Manufacture Type In Service # of aircraft
CIM-10 Bomarc-B Flag of the United States United States conventional supersonic missile late 1950s to 1970s N/A

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Wings

5 Wing Goose Bay
5 Wing Goose Bay

There are 13 air force wings across Canada. Wings represent the grouping of various squadrons, both operational and support, under a single tactical commander reporting to the operational commander. Ten wings also include a Canadian Forces base along with other operational and support units. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x1333, 1662 KB) Summary CFB 5 Wing Goose Bay, Labrador Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): CFB Goose Bay Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x1333, 1662 KB) Summary CFB 5 Wing Goose Bay, Labrador Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): CFB Goose Bay Metadata This file contains additional information, probably...

1 Wing Kingston
The home of the CH-146 Griffon helicopter, 1 Wing provides airlift support of troops and equipment anywhere in the world. Its six tactical helicopter and training squadrons are spread out all across Canada.
3 Wing Bagotville
Located in Quebec's Saguenay region, 3 Wing provides general purpose, multi-role, combat-capable forces in support of domestic and international roles of Canada's air force. It also provides search and rescue missions.
4 Wing Cold Lake
The busiest fighter base in Canada, 4 Wing provides general purpose, multi-role, combat-capable forces in support of domestic and international roles of Canada's air force. Home of fighter pilot training for the Canadian Forces, 4 Wing attracts top gun crews from all over the world to its annual air combat exercise, Maple Flag. It is also home to the Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range, used to test the U.S. cruise missile in the 1980s.
5 Wing Goose Bay
The site of NATO tactical low-level flight training in Canada, 5 Wing, located in Labrador, is home to permanent detachments from the German Luftwaffe, the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Italian Aeronautica Militare and temporary training deployments from the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom). 5 Wing is the home of 444 Combat Support Squadron and also serves as a NORAD CF-18 Hornet deployed operating base and airfield supporting a mix of aviation activities, military and civilian, in eastern Canada.
8 Wing Trenton
The heart of Canada's air mobility forces, from delivering supplies to the high Arctic (CFS Alert) to airlifting troops and equipment worldwide. It is also responsible for search and rescue in central Canada and home to the Skyhawks Parachute Team with the Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre.
9 Wing Gander
Providing search and rescue (SAR) services to northeastern Canada and the western Atlantic Ocean. SAR crews at 9 Wing Gander fly the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter and are responsible for a massive area, covering the lower Arctic, Labrador, Newfoundland and the North Atlantic from the shores of Newfoundland to 30° west.
12 Wing Shearwater
The centre of naval aviation in Canada, 12 Wing is home of the CH-124 Sea King helicopter, and supports the Canadian navy with helicopter air detachments for surface warships in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.
14 Wing Greenwood
Located in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, 14 Wing's CP-140 Aurora crews conduct sovereignty and surveillance missions over the Atlantic Ocean routinely, while SAR capabilities for the Maritimes, eastern Quebec and the eastern Arctic are provided by CH-149 Cormorant helicopters and CC-130 Hercules fixed wing aircraft.
15 Wing Moose Jaw
The site of the NATO Flying Training Program in Canada, 15 Wing is also home to the Snowbirds, the air force's aerobatic team.
16 Wing Borden
This base has an airfield that is most notably used for the bi-annual airshow, and it is the largest training facility in the Canadian Forces. No. 16 Wing's schools offer air force technical training and professional development and is the historic birthplace of the RCAF.
17 Wing Winnipeg
Comprising three squadrons and six schools, 17 Wing also provides support to the Central Flying School, as well as headquarters and administration support for NORAD operations.
19 Wing Comox
Located on Vancouver Island, its Aurora crews provide surveillance of the Pacific Ocean and western and Arctic regions. The Buffalo and Cormorant crews are responsible for search and rescue in British Columbia, the Yukon and the North Pacific Ocean. The base is also used for training fighter pilots in tactical procedures on nearby ranges.
22 Wing North Bay
Represents one of Canada's major contributions to the North American Aerospace Defence (NORAD) agreement. From its underground complex at the Sector Air Operations Centre, technicians watch over Canada's airspace 24 hours a day, using state-of-the-art sensors, computer and communications equipment.

Former wings include: Canadian Forces Base Kingston (also CFB Kingston or 1 Wing Kingston) is a Canadian Forces Base located in Kingston, Ontario. ... 417 Squadrons first CH-146 Griffon, Canadian Forces Registration (CFR) 146414, arrived on July 6, 1995. ... Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, also known as CFB Bagotville or 3 Wing Bagotville, is a Canadian Forces Base located approximately 4. ... Saguenay refers to: the city of Saguenay, Quebec; the Saguenay River; the region of the Saguenay (see Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean); the legendary Kingdom of the Saguenay. ... CFB Cold Lake Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, commonly referred to as CFB Cold Lake or 4 Wing Cold Lake, is a Canadian Forces Base located in Cold Lake, Alberta. ... Exercise Maple Flag is considered to be one of the worlds largest air training exercises. ... A Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missile of the German Luftwaffe A cruise missile is a guided missile which carries an explosive payload and uses a lifting wing and a propulsion system, usually a jet engine, to allow sustained flight; it is essentially a flying bomb. ... Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Goose Bay, also referred to as 5 Wing Goose Bay or Goose Bay Airport, (IATA: YYR, ICAO: CYYR) is an air force base in eastern Canada, located in the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. ... This article is about the military alliance. ... Labrador (also Coast of Labrador) is a region of Atlantic Canada. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... Roundel of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. ... The Aeronautica Militare is the air force of Italy. ... RAF redirects here. ... NORAD is short for: North American Aerospace Defense Command Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (CF-188) is a Canadian Forces aircraft, based on the American F/A-18 Hornet. ... Canadian Forces Base Trenton, also referred to as CFB Shitstorm CFB Trenton, 8 Wing Trenton or Loser Airport is a Canadian Forces Base located in Trenton, Ontario. ... Canadian Forces Station Alert, also CFS Alert, is a Canadian Forces signals intelligence intercept facility located in Alert, Nunavut on the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island at . ... The SkyHawks are the Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team based at CFB Trenton. ... The Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre is a Canadian Forces training facility located at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario, Canada. ... Canadian Forces Base Gander (also CFB Gander), is a Canadian Forces Base located in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The AgustaWestland EH101 (AW101 from June 2007) is a medium-lift helicopter for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ... For the ships, see USS Arctic, SS Arctic, MV Arctic The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, sometimes used to define the Arctic region border Artificially coloured topographical map of the Arctic region The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic... Labrador (also Coast of Labrador) is a region of Atlantic Canada. ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Canadian Forces Base Shearwater (CFB Shearwater) is a Canadian Forces base located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia on the eastern shore of Halifax harbour. ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea_King. ... HMCS Bastion, flagship of the Canadian Navy. ... Canadian Forces Base Greenwood (CFB Greenwood), also referred to as 14 Wing Greenwood is a Canadian Forces Base located in Greenwood, a village in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ... Annapolis Valley is a valley in western Nova Scotia, formed by a trough between two parallel mountain ranges along the shore of the Bay of Fundy. ... The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is a Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). ... Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw (also CFB Moose Jaw or 15 Wing - Moose Jaw) is a Canadian Forces Base located 70km west of Regina, Saskatchewan, in the town of Moose Jaw. ... Officially known as the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds are Canadas military aerobatics or airshow flight demonstration team. ... Sherman tank displayed outside of Waterloo Officers Mess at CFB Borden Canadian Forces Base Borden (also CFB Borden) is a Canadian Forces Base located in Ontario. ... Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg (also CFB Winnipeg or 17 Wing - Winnipeg) is a Canadian Forces Base located near the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Canadian Forces Base Comox, (IATA: YQQ, ICAO: CYQQ), commonly referred to as CFB Comox, 19 Wing Comox or Comox Airport, is a Canadian Forces Base located 2. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Entrance To 22 Wing at CFB North Bay, located in North Bay, Ontario CFB North Bay (22 Wing) is a Canadian Forces Base located in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. ...

2 Wing Toronto
6 Wing 
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7 Wing Ottawa
10 Wing 
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11 Wing 
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13 Wing 
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18 Wing Edmonton
Located in Edmonton, Alberta it was home to the 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, 418 "City of Edmonton" Air Reserve Squadron, 435 Transport Squadron, 440 Transport and Rescue Squadron and 447 Transport Helicopter Squadron. It closed in 1994 and transferred to Land Force Command as army base CFB Edmonton
20 Wing 
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21 Wing 
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CFB Downsview was the Canadian Forces base for a helicopter unit in Toronto. ... RCAF Station Uplands was a RCAF base in Ottawa. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LFC) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Forces. ... Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Edmonton is a Canadian Military base located in Edmonton, Alberta. ...

Squadrons

The following squadrons are currently active with the Canadian Forces and their assigned Wing.

As part of a reorganization in 2005, three squadrons (415,433, and 429) were disbanded. No. 415 merged with 405 Maritime Patrol Squadron, 429 merged with 436 Transport Squadron and 433 merged with 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron. 103 Search and Rescue Squadron of the Canadian Forces Air Command currently operates the CH-149 Cormorant from CFB 9 Wing Gander, Newfoundland. ... 400 Tactical Helicopter and Training Squadron is 1 Wing squadron and as such a lodger unit of CFB Borden. ... 402 City of Winnipeg Squadron (RCAF, CF) 402 City of Winnipeg RCAF Reserve Squadron Mustang // 402 Squadron began on 5 October 1932 as Number 12 Army Co-operating Squadron, a unit of the non-permanent active Air Force. ... 404 Squadron is currently a maritime patrol and training squadron in the Canadian Forces Air Command. ... 406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron Squadron is a Air Force unit with the Canadian Forces. ... 407 Maritime Patrol Squadron (abbreviated 407 MP Sqn) is a maritime patrol squadron of the Canadian Forces. ... The 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron is a unit of 1 Canadian Air Divisions 1 Wing. ... The 409 Nighthawk Squadron is a air force unit of the Canadian Forces. ... No. ... A flight of 417 Squadron Spitfire Vs over North Africa. ... 419 City of Kamloops Squadron is an Air Force unit with the Canadian Forces. ... Officially known as the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds are Canadas military aerobatics or airshow flight demonstration team. ... 437 Husky Squadron is a Air Force unit with the Canadian Forces. ... Nickname: City of Montreal, Wildcat Motto: GOING DOWN The motto Going Down is the last instruction given by the formation leader of the Typhoon bomber before they dive bomb. ... 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron (abbreviated 441 TFS) was a fighter squadron of the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Air Force. ... 442 City of Vancouver Squadron is a Air Force unit with the Canadian Forces. ...


Further reorganization in 2006 merged 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron and 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron – the combined entity is known as 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron.


On July 18, 2007, Gordon O’Connor, then the Minister of National Defence, announced the re-establishment of 429 Transport Squadron for the purpose of operating the air force's new CC-177 strategic transport aircraft. The squadron will based at 8 Wing / CFB Trenton.[4] is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Aircraft deployments

Maritime patrol aircraft are based at:

SAR squadrons are based at: Canadian Forces Base Greenwood (CFB Greenwood), also referred to as 14 Wing Greenwood is a Canadian Forces Base located in Greenwood, a village in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ... ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea...

Transport and utility helicopters are based at: Canadian Forces Base Gander (also CFB Gander or 9 Wing Gander) is a Canadian Forces Base located in the eastern part of the island of Newfoundland near the town of Gander. ... Canadian Forces Base Greenwood (CFB Greenwood), also referred to as 14 Wing Greenwood is a Canadian Forces Base located in Greenwood, a village in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ... Canadian Forces Base Trenton, also referred to as CFB Trenton, 8 Wing Trenton or Trenton Airport, (ICAO CYTR, IATA YTR), is a Canadian Forces Base located 2. ... ...

Transport and VIP aircraft are based at: Sherman tank displayed outside of Waterloo Officers Mess at CFB Borden Canadian Forces Base Borden (also CFB Borden) is a Canadian Forces Base located in Ontario. ... Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, also referred to as CFB Gagetown, is a large Canadian Forces Base located in southwestern New Brunswick. ... Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Goose Bay, also referred to as 5 Wing Goose Bay or Goose Bay Airport, (IATA: YYR, ICAO: CYYR) is an air force base in eastern Canada, located in the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. ... Canadian Forces Base Valcartier is located 25 km west of Quebec City. ... The main entrance to CFB Petawawa. ... Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Edmonton is a Canadian Military base located in Edmonton, Alberta. ... St-Hubert is a privately-held chain of Canadian casual dining restaurants best known for its rotisserie chicken. ... Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, also known as CFB Bagotville or 3 Wing Bagotville, is a Canadian Forces Base located approximately 4. ... CFB Cold Lake Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, commonly referred to as CFB Cold Lake or 4 Wing Cold Lake, is a Canadian Forces Base located in Cold Lake, Alberta. ...

Interceptor/tactical aircraft are based at: Canadian Forces Base Trenton, also referred to as CFB Trenton, 8 Wing Trenton or Trenton Airport, (ICAO CYTR, IATA YTR), is a Canadian Forces Base located 2. ... Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, commonly referred to as CFB Cold Lake or 4 Wing Cold Lake, is a Canadian Forces Base located in Cold Lake, Alberta. ... Canadian Forces Base Greenwood (CFB Greenwood), also referred to as 14 Wing Greenwood is a Canadian Forces Base located in Greenwood, a village in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ...

with major low-level flying and bombing ranges for interceptor/tactical aircraft supported at 4 Wing Cold Lake and 5 Wing Goose Bay.

Maritime helicopters are based at: Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, commonly referred to as CFB Cold Lake or 4 Wing Cold Lake, is a Canadian Forces Base located in Cold Lake, Alberta. ... Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, also known as CFB Bagotville or 3 Wing Bagotville, is a Canadian Forces Base located approximately 4. ...

Canadian Forces Base Shearwater (CFB Shearwater) or Halifax/Shearwater Airport, (ICAO CYAW, IATA YAW), is a Canadian Forces base located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia on the eastern shore of Halifax harbour. ... Victoria International Airport (IATA: YYJ, ICAO: CYYJ) serves Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. ...

Command and control

The Commander of Air Command and the Chief of the Air Staff, Lieutenant-General Angus Watt, located at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, commands and provides strategic direction for the Air Force. The Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division and Canadian NORAD Region, Major General J.M. Duval, CD CD, is based in Winnipeg. He is responsible for the operational command and control of Air Force activities throughout Canada and world-wide. In the Canadian Forces, the rank of Lieutenant-General (LGen) (Lieutenant-général or Lgén in French) is a Army or Air Force rank equal to a Vice-Admiral of the Navy. ... 1 Canadian Air Division is the command and control center of the Canadian Air Force based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... The Canadian Forces Decoration is a Canadian award given to officers and members of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of military service. ...


Personnel

Regular Force personnel: 14,500 Reserve Force: 2,600 Civilians: 2,500


See also

This is a list of currently-active military aircraft in use by the Canadian Forces. ...

References

Notes
  1. ^ a b "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.
  2. ^ Medium to Heavy Lift Helicopter (MHLH) - ACAN MERX Website - Government of Canada
  3. ^ Joint Strike Fighter Signing Ceremony Department of Defense February 7, 2002.
  4. ^ 429 Transport Squadron At The Air Force’s Service Again: Air Force New Room
Bibliography
  • Milberry, Larry, ed. Sixty Years—The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924–1984. Toronto: Canav Books, 1984. ISBN 0-9690703-4-9.

Aviation Week & Space Technology (often abbreviated as Aviation Week or AW&ST) is a weekly magazine. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Larry Milberry (born 1943) is a Canadian aviation author and publisher. ...

External links

  • Official web site
  • Official Website of The Air Command Band
  • Official Website of The Central Band of the Canadian Forces

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