Royal Canadian Air Force history and heritage

Canada as a country is singularly indebted to aviation, which opened up our North and remains an essential lifeline to many areas of this vast dominion.

From the moment Canadian airmen first flew with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Canadian Air Force has continuously evolved to meet current and future challenges, resulting in a rich heritage and history.

List of aircraft used over the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

History of RCAF wings.

Air Force battle honours include both major and subsidiary battle honours.

Colours of the Royal Canadian Air Force

Canada’s role in one of the most significant air battles ever.

Canada’s leadership in training Allied air force pilots during the War.

Canada’s contribution of airmen and airwomen in the Korean war.

Canada’s first military pilot training program.

Historical articles, references and profiles of courage.

History of the RCAF Reserve in periods of war and peace.

List of RCAF museums across the country.

8 Wing Trenton
PO Box 1000 Stn Forces
Astra ON K0K 3W0

We are located in the RCAF Aerospace Warfare Centre.

Records of Fallen Canadians

Search death records of Canadians who have lost their lives in military service since 1884.

Canadian Military History Gateway

Search this timeline for sites and digitized resources about Canada's military history.

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