2 rows of soldiers of No.111(CAC) RCAF Squadron, standing during kit inspection on Sea Island

Kit inspection at the summer camp of No.111(CAC) Squadron, RCAF, on Sea Island in 1939
(Department of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada)

During World War II, the airports and its original terminal, now the South Terminal, were leased to the federal government and operated as RCAF Station Sea Island.

The airport was used for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Funds from the lease were used to purchase additional land for new hangars and a production plant for Boeing Aircraft of Canada.

RCAF Station Sea Island>>

A number of squadrons were created or stationed at RCAF Station Sea Island during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the Aleutians, and during WWII. As part of their projects, the Sea Island Heritage Society has been documenting the history of the squadrons and its members, often with the assistance of the Comox Air Force Museum.


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