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Royal Flying Corps Hangars

Royal Flying Corps Hangars

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted December, 2008

Royal Flying Corps Hangars

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
Canadian Forces Base Borden
At the north end of Hanger Street
near this hanger near the runway


Coordinates: N 44 16.083 W 79 54.800

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Plaque Text

The Royal Flying Corps hangars at Camp Borden are the oldest examples of this type of construction in existence in Canada. These hangars, which are an essential element of the first Canadian military aerodrome, were erected as temporary facilities in 1917, and housed various air training schools. They witnessed the birth of Canada's national air force, the Canadian Air Force in 1920, which became the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1924.



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