Welcome to the Royal Canadian Air Force
Armed with eight .303 Browning guns and capable of attaining 362 miles per hour (580 Kilometres per hour), the Spitfire was heavily armed and fast for its era. Although the Hawker Hurricane was used more often during the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire had a higher victory to loss ratio and it’s the Spit that people remember most.
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 Bagotville • 3 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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