Sea Island
Heritage Society

RCAF

To share photographs and memories or view more of our collection on the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, please contact the Sea Island Heritage Society. We would also appreciate any help in identifying the individuals in the photographs.


RCAF Station Sea Island

On March 15, 2005, René Bousquet of Stephen, New Brunswick donated the RCAF base parking map from page 9 of the Station Sea Island Air Force Day Program of June 14, 1958.

RCAF Station base parking - 1958

The Sea Island Heritage Society continues to identify the buildings in the donated RCAF Station parking map. If you recognize any of the buildings, please contact the Society. We would appreciate your help.

As you can see from the map, you can see numbers from 1 to 32, then the numbers start in the 70s.

kids

RCAF Station Sea Island parking map
Day Program - June 14, 1958

  1. Base HQ building Administration, CO, officers, pay, orderly room and records
  2. [ not yet identified ] , immediately west of the CO's residence (not numbered on the map)
  3. Appears to be a small "H" residential unit?
  4. Fire Hall
  5. Barrack Block
  6. Short residential single unit
  7. Large "H" residential
  8. Large "H" residential
  9. Large "H" unit. The west side was the Airman's Mess and the east side was the Sergeant's and WO Mess (RW)
  10. Social Centre, all ranks (RW)
  11. Gym and theatre
  12. Main guard house/MP shack
  13. [ not yet identified ]
  14. A snack bar opened in 1956 and still there until 1958
  15. One-bed base hospital (RW) and Chapel (ST)
  16. Appears to be joined with no. 31. [ not yet identified ]
  17. [ not yet identified ]
  18. [ not yet identified ]
  19. Link trainer
  1. Link trainer
  2. Link trainer
  3. Link trainer
  4. [ not yet identified ]
  5. [ not yet identified ]
  6. Small "H" residential unit?
  7. Barrack Blocks
  8. Barrack Blocks
  9. [ not yet identified ]
  10. Air Women's Barracks
  11. Heavy Equipment
  12. Appears to be joined with no. 31. [ not yet identified ]
  13. Link trainer
  1. RCAF 121 KU HQ or Ops Centre and Communication Centre (RW) - former Sherwood Farms barn.
  2. no number 75
  3. no number 76
  4. Forum Recreation Centre, bowling alley, movie theatre, gymnasium
  5. Storage
  6. Storage

RCAF and RCAC Squadrons

The Sea Island Heritage Society is trying to identify the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and Royal Canadian Air Cadets (RCAC) personnel in the photographs below. If you recognize anyone, please contact the Society. We would appreciate your help.

group of men in suits

RCAF Sea Island Instrument and Electrical personnel
1953

group of men in suits

RCAF Sea Island - Vipping Dakota #485
1953-1954

group of men in uniform in front of plane

RCAF Sea Island - Flying Boat School
1954

group of men in uniform

RCAF Sea Island #18 Safety Equipment Section
1954-1956

2 men leaning against each other

RCAF Sea Island 2442 (Aux) Squadron
1956

group of men in uniform

RCAF Sea Island
unknown date

group of young men in uniform in front of plane

RCAC Sea Island Squadron #12
Summer Camp - 1958

group of young men in uniform in front of plane

RCAC Sea Island Squadron #655
Summer Camp - 1961



Sea Island Heritage Society
4191 Ferguson Road, Richmond, British Columbia
Canada V7B 1P3