The mission of the reunion committee is to keep the memories of 1
RCAF Air Division alive to honour the contribution of RCAF personnel
in Europe during the 1950's to the early 1970's.
The RCAF 1 Air Division had a remarkable history in Europe between
1951-1970. Personnel were stationed at many stations around Europe to
meet the motto ; Ad Custodiendam Europam
1 Air Division Headquarters: Paris, Metz France (Radar Control,
Telecommunications Centre, Combat Operations Centre, Support Unit)
1 Wing: North Luffenham England, Marville France and Lahr
2 Wing Grostenquin France
3 Wing Zweibrucken, Germany
4 Wing Baden Soellingen, became CFB Baden Soellingen
RCAF Station Lahr , became CFB Lahr
4 ATAF Ramstein Germany
SHAPE Headquarters Brussels Belgium
Air Weapons Training Unit, Rabat, French Morocco, Decimomannu Sardinia
30 Air Materiel Base, Langar England.
Allied Air Forces Central Europe (AAFCE/AFCENT)
After the RCAF left France in 1967 and after the RCAF was reorganized
and consolidated with Canada's other two services, No. 1 Air Division
was replaced by No. 1 Canadian Air Group (1 CAG) with headquarters at
CFB Lahr Germany.