allifordbay003…that Vancouver Island is a great place to explore Historical Destinations related to the RCAF?

Meet us at the Cumberland Heritage Fair this Saturday, Feb 20 to find out more!

During the Second World War, Vancouver Island was on the forefront of the defense of the West Coast of Canada. The Royal Canadian Air Force set up Bases and Stations all over the island (including Comox) as part of the BCATP and flew water landing aircraft such as the Canso, Stranraer, and the Backburn Shark to patrol for enemy submarines. Most of these Bases and Stations still exist and can be visited by anyone with a sense of adventure!

Many Airman lost their lives over the rugged landscape and 101 North Island Squadron has provided us with a map of Crash Sites that are part of their Memorial  Project.