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RCAF Eastern Air Command
Country Canadian Red Ensign (1921–1957).svg Canada
Branch Air Force Ensign of Canada (1941-1968) Royal Canadian Air Force
Allegiance Canadian Red Ensign (1921–1957).svg Canada
Service history
Active 15 November 1938 - 1 March 1947
Motto Seaward
Battles Second World War
Commanders
Insignia

Eastern Air Command was the part of the Royal Canadian Air Force's Home War Establishment responsible for air operations on the Atlantic coast of Canada during the Second World War. It played a critical role in anti-submarine operations in Canadian and Newfoundland waters during the Battle of the Atlantic. Eastern Air Command also had several fighter squadrons and operational training units under its umbrella.

Order of battleEdit

10 September 1939Edit

HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 1 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station St. Hubert
No. 2 Squadron RCAF Armstrong Whitworth Atlas RCAF Station Saint John - disbanded 16 December
No. 5 Squadron RCAF Supermarine Stranraer RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 8 Squadron RCAF Northrop Delta RCAF Station Sydney
No. 10 Squadron RCAF Westland Wapiti RCAF Station Halifax
No. 116 Squadron RCAF No aircraft RCAF Station Halifax - disbanded 2 November
No. 117 Squadron RCAF No aircraft RCAF Station Saint John - disbanded 28 October
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1 January 1943Edit

HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 10 Squadron RCAF Douglas Digby RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 11 Squadron RCAF Lockheed Hudson RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 113 Squadron RCAF Lockheed Hudson RCAF Station Yarmouth
No. 116 Squadron RCAF Consolidated PBY Catalina RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 117 Squadron RCAF Consolidated Canso RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 119 Squadron RCAF Lockheed Hudson RCAF Station Sydney
No. 121 Squadron RCAF Various RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 126 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 128 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 129 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 130 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Bagotville
No. 162 Squadron RCAF Consolidated Canso RCAF Station Yarmouth
No. 1 Group. HQ St. Johns, Newfoundland
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 5 Squadron RCAF Consolidated Canso RCAF Station Gander
No. 125 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Torbay
No. 127 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Torbay
No. 145 Squadron RCAF Lockheed Hudson RCAF Station Torbay
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6 June 1944Edit

HQ Halifax, Nova Scotia
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 113 Squadron RCAF Lockheed Ventura RCAF Station Yarmouth - Moved to Torbay 21 June, disbanded 23 August
No. 119 Squadron RCAF Lockheed Hudson RCAF Station Sydney
No. 121 Squadron RCAF Various RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 126 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 128 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 145 Squadron RCAF Lockheed Ventura RCAF Station Yarmouth
No. 160 Squadron RCAF Consolidated Canso RCAF Station Yarmouth
No. 167 Squadron RCAF Various RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 1 Group, HQ St. John's, Newfoundland
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 5 Squadron RCAF Consolidated Canso RCAF Station Torbay
No. 10 Squadron RCAF Consolidated B-24 Liberator RCAF Station Torbay
No. 11 Squadron RCAF Consolidated B-24 Liberator RCAF Station Torbay - Moved to Dartmouth 18 June
No. 116 Squadron RCAF Consolidated Canso RCAF Station Gander
No. 127 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Gander
No. 129 Squadron RCAF Hawker Hurricane RCAF Station Dartmouth
No. 5 (Gulf) Group, HQ Gaspé, Quebec
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 161 Squadron RCAF Consolidated Canso RCAF Station Gaspé
No. 162 Squadron RCAF Consolidated Canso RAF Reykjavik - On loan to Coastal Command
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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 RCAF Commands and their Units Retrieved 2013-01-10

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