Welcome to the Royal Canadian Air Force

Battle of Britain: Did you know?

On September 15, the Germans launched a massive attack but, although the fighting was fierce, the Royal Air Force (RAF), using new tactics, was victorious.

Two days later, Hitler postponed the invasion; he never again considered it seriously. By the end of September, the Battle of Britain came to an end without fanfare. It was the first military confrontation won by air power and Germany’s first defeat in the war.

Battle of Britain Webpage



The Royal Canadian Air Force supports the Government of Canada in fulfilling the Canadian Armed Forces’ three key defence roles: defending Canada by delivering excellence at home, defending North America by being a strong, reliable and credible defence partner with the United States in the defence of the continent, and contributing to international peace and security by projecting leadership abroad.

Wings Across Canada 

1 Wing Kingston • 2 Wing Bagotville3 Wing Bagotville • 4 Wing Cold Lake • 5 Wing Goose Bay 
8 Wing Trenton • 9 Wing Gander • 12 Wing Shearwater • 14 Wing Greenwood • 15 Wing Moose Jaw
16 Wing Borden • 17 Wing Winnipeg • 19 Wing Comox • 22 Wing North Bay

Mission and Vision


The Air Force will provide the Canadian Forces with relevant, responsive and effective airpower to meet the defence challenges of today and into the future.


An agile and integrated air force with the reach and power essential for Canadian Forces operations.

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Mental Health resources for CAF members and families

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