CFS St. John's

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CFS St. John's
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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Canadian Forces Station St. John's
Coordinates 47°35′10″N 52°41′31″W / 47.58611°N 52.69194°W / 47.58611; -52.69194Coordinates: 47°35′10″N 52°41′31″W / 47.58611°N 52.69194°W / 47.58611; -52.69194
Type Naval base
Site information
Controlled by Canadian Forces
Site history
In use 1941-present
Garrison information
Garrison Maritime Forces Atlantic
Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Canadian Forces Station St. John's (CFS St. John's) is a Canadian Forces Station located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

CFS St. John’s is located on north shore of Quidi Vidi Lake on part of the former site of Pepperrell Air Force Base, as well as a small adjunct area on St. John's Harbour. The station supports Royal Canadian Navy activities as well as local reserve units; CFS St. John's has 15 lodger units and supports 450 full-time military and civilian personnel. It also indirectly supports 1,500 reservists in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as 5,000 cadets.

In its primary role, CFS St. John’s supports naval vessels of Maritime Forces Atlantic which patrol waters off Newfoundland and Labrador. The station also supports as many as 30 visiting NATO naval vessels each year.

It also provides direct support to CSTC HMCS Avalon, a sea cadet facility, as well as the local detachment of the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, 37 Combat Engineer Regiment, 37 Service Battalion, Air Reserve Flight Torbay and the Naval Reserve Division HMCS Cabot.