Base / Station:   Patricia Bay

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:  26 October 1939 – 31 March 1945

Integral Units: 

  • No. 3 Operational Training Unit (9 Nov 1942 – 3 Aug 1945)

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    No. 32 Operational Training Unit (Royal Air Force) (1 Jun 1944 – until it re-located to RCAF Station Comox)

  • No. 6 Operational Training Unit

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    a detachment from No. 111 Coastal Artillery Co-operation (No. 111 CAC) (relocated from RCAF Station Sea Island on 19 May 1940). August 1940, No. 111 CAC was re-designated No. 111 (Fighter) Squadron.

  • No 120 Bomber Squadron arrived at the station on 1 August 1940.

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    No. 13 Operational Training Unit (RCAF)

  • No. 115 (Fighter) Squadron, with their C-22 Fairchild Bolingbrokes until re-deployed to Annette Island in May 1942

  • No. 133 Squadron who re-located from Boundary Bay in 1943

  • No. 135 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No. 149 (Bomber Torpedo) Squadron

  • No. 7 Radio Detachment

  • 1st Battalion, Edmonton Fusiliers

  • 9th & 10th Anti-aircraft Batteries of the Royal Canadian Artillery

  • No. 122 (Composite) Squadron, with their C-126 Noorduyn Norsemans,

  • a detachment of the Royal Norwegian Naval Air Force (March 1941 – for seaplane training.

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    The Ground Warfare School and No. 1 School of Flying Control ran short courses at the station

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    No. 132 (Fighter) Squadron (July 1942 –  )

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Current Status:  Aerodrome is now the Victoria International Airport

Related Links:

  • https://militarybruce.com/abandoned-canadian-military-bases/closed-bases-with-military-presence/british-columbia/
    • Information under the heading: “Royal Canadian Air Force Station Patricia Bay:”
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RCAF Aerodrome Patricia Bay, British Columbia. Image frome the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.