Military of the Canary Islands

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The Canary Islands are an autonomous community of Spain. The following components of the Spanish Armed Forces are based in the Canary Islands.

Spanish Army[edit]

Light Infantry Brigade “Canarias” (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

  • HQ Battalion

Spanish Air Force[edit]

Mando Aéreo de Canarias Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas - Gando Air Base (GCLP)
Rwy 03L/21R, 03R/21L
27° 55' 49.001 N 15° 23' 4.999 W
Elev: 77 ft.
Ala/Grupo
(Wing/Group)
Escuadrón
(Squadron)
Aircraft Type Codes

Ala 46
462 Esc.
802 Esc.
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Eurocopter Cougar
Fokker F27 Maritime
46-01
-
802-10

Spanish Navy[edit]

Naval Command of the Canary Islands: (With seven local naval commands):

  • Naval Command of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Naval Command of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Minor Naval Command of Santa Cruz de la Palma
  • Minor Naval Command of Hierro
  • Minor Naval Command of San Sebastián de la Gomera
  • Minor Naval Command of Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura)
  • Minor Naval Command of Arrecife de Lanzarote
  • Canarias Security Unit (Spanish Marines)

Military Ships:

Patrullero "Centinela" Patrullero "Arnomendi" Patrullero "Tagomago" Patrullero "Medas" Patrullero "Cazadora" Patrullero "Vencedora"