CFS St. John's
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|CFS St. John's|
|St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada|
|Canadian Forces Station St. John's|
|Controlled by||Canadian Forces|
|Garrison||Maritime Forces Atlantic
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
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, 56 Engineer Squadron, 37 Service Battalion, Air Reserve Flight Torbay and the Naval Reserve Division HMCS Cabot.