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Canadian Armed Forces Air Command (CAF/FAC)

Formed in 1968 by amalgamating the air elements of the RCAF, RCN and Canadian Army into a single service entity.

General Topics

'Aircom - Canada's Air Force' [Order this book from USA]
by Larry Milberry
Published by Canav Books, Canada, 1991 ISBN: 0 921022 05 0
* Pictoral review of the modern CAF air arm.

'Canada's Air Force Today'
by Larry Milberry
Published by ?, 1988 ISBN: 0 921022 00X
* Comprehensive survey of the CAF air arm in operation.

'Canadian Wings - The Passion And The Force'
by John McQuarrie
Published by ?, 1991 ISBN: 0 0755101 03
* Collection of artistic photographs of CAF aircraft in action.

'Maple Flag - Firepower Pictorial 1032' [Order this book from USA][Order this book from UK]
by Mike Reyno
Published by Concord Publications, Hong Kong, 1992 ISBN: 9 623610 32 7
* Pictorial coverage of US, British and CAF aircraft on exercise.

History

'Sixty Years : The RCAF And CF Air Command 1924-1984'
by Larry Milberry
Published by ?, 1985 ISBN: 0 07 5494841
* In-depth history of the RCAF and CAF.

'Canada's Air Forces 1914-1999' [Order this book from USA]
by Bereton Greenhous
Published by Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 1999 ISBN: 2 9207 187 2X
* General history of military aviation in Canada.

Organisations

Orders of Battle:
No single source known.

Squadron Histories:
'The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force and Commonwealth Air Forces' [Order this book from USA] [Order this book from UK]
by J J Halley
Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1989 ISBN: 0 85130 164 9
* Gives brief histories of every RCAF/CAF squadron, the aircraft types used and bases operated from since 1912.

'400 (City Of Toronto) Squadron History 1932-1996'
by R. W. Wylie
Published by ?, Canada, 19?? ISBN: 0 968155 40 5
* Detailed history from 1932 to 1996.

'408 Squadron History, RCAF'
by ?
Published by The Hangar Book Shelf, Canada, 1984 ISBN: 0 920002 323
* Detailed history from 1941 to 1984.

'A History Of 413 Squadron'
by ?
Published by ?, Canada, 19?? ISBN: 1 896182 77 1
* Detailed history.

'416 (City Of Ottawa) Squadron History'
by ?
Published by The Hangar Book Shelf, Canada, 1984 ISBN: 0 920492 002
* Detailed history from 1941 to 1984.

'417 Squadron History'
by K. Robbins
Published by Canada's Wings, Canada, 1983 ISBN: -
* Detailed history from 1941 to 1983.

'418 (City Of Edmonton) Squadron History'
by Arnold P. Vaughan
Published by The Hangar Book Shelf, Canada, 1985 ISBN: 0 920002 315
* Detailed history from 1941 to 1985.

'421 Squadron History'
by Capt. R. Gowing
Published by Canada's Wings, Canada, 1983 ISBN: -
* Detailed history from 1942 to 1983.

'424 Squadron History'
by Nora Bottomley
Published by The Hangar Book Shelf, Canada, 1985 ISBN: 0 920497 020
* Detailed history from 1942 to 1985.

'426 Squadron History : 'Thunderbirds' Sqn CAF'
by ?
Published by ?, Canada, 1985 ISBN: -
* Detailed history.

'433 Squadron History'
by R. Johnson
Published by The Hangar Book Shelf, Canada, 1985 ISBN: 0 920497 047
* Detailed history from 1943 to 1985.

'434 Squadron History'
by R. Johnson?
Published by The Hangar Book Shelf, Canada, 1984 ISBN: 0 920492 010
* Detailed history from 1943 to 1984.

'437 Squadron History'
by J A Sproule
Published by The Hangar Book Shelf, Canada, 1985 ISBN: 0 920497 039
* Detailed history from 1944 to 1984.

'440 Squadron History'
by T. Strocel
Published by The Hangar Book Shelf, Canada, 1983 ISBN: 0 920002 218
* Detailed history from WW2 to 1983.

'442 Squadron History'
by G. D. MacDonald
Published by The Hangar Book Shelf, Canada, 19?? ISBN: 0 660124 55 6
* Detailed history from WW2.

Support Units:
Flight Training Schools and AETE are not covered in the above sources.

Aircraft Used

Aircraft Designation System:
'The Aircraft Of The Canadian Armed Forces'
by Jeff Rankin-Low & Andrew Cline
Published by Sirius Productions, Canada, 1996 ISBN: 1 896103 00 6
* Includes details of all CAF aircraft designations since 1968.

Aircraft Types Used:
No source known for specifications of all CAF types.

Aircraft Serial Numbers:
'The Aircraft Of The Canadian Armed Forces' noted above lists all post 1968 serial numbers used.

Ground Instructional/Maintenance Serials:
Not used.

Individual Aircraft Histories:
'The Aircraft Of The Canadian Armed Forces' noted above includes a one line history for each serial.

Current Disposition:

'Military Aircraft Serials Of North America'
by S. Mitchell
Published by The Aviation Hobby Shop, 1999 ISBN: 0 907178 17 0
* Serials and unit details for all current CAF aircraft. Published bi-annually since 1987. Listings in type and serial order.

Monthly updates in various enthusiasts magazines. Accidents & Operational Losses:
No source known.

Markings

National Insignia Variations:
No source known.

Camouflage and Markings:
No single source known.

Unit Insignia:
No single source known.

Unit Codes:
Not used.

Facilities

Home Air Bases:
No general survey of Canadian Forces air bases known.

'Cold Lake: Canada's Northern Guardians (Superbase 18)' [Order this book from UK]
by Robbie Shaw
Published by Osprey Publishing Ltd, UK, 1990 ISBN: 0 85045 9109
* Pictorial coverage of activities at the base.

'From Whitecaps To Contrails - A History Of A Modern Air Formation'
by ?
Published by ?, 1982 ISBN: X 00564 0015
* Celebration of 25 Years at CFB Shearwater and the units based there.

'Trenton: 50 Years Of Air Force'
by Rick Johnson
Published by ?, 1982 ISBN: X 00564 0023
* Well illustrated history of CFB Trenton since 1931.

Overseas Air Bases:
'Baden Sollingen - The Hornet's Nest (Superbase 20)'
by Chris Bennett
Published by Osprey Publishing Ltd, UK, 1991 ISBN: 1 85532 1149
* Pictorial of the one-time CF-18 base in Germany.

Miscellaneous

Aces:
Not applicable.

Aerobatic Teams:
'The Snowbirds: Canada's Ambassadors Of The Sky'
by Robert Mummery
Published by ?, 1984 ISBN: ?
* Pictorial tribute to the CAF display team.



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