RCAF Station Sea Island

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RCAF Station Sea Island began as a Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Plan station. No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) began operation here on July 22, 1940. After the war the station was renamed RCAF Station Vancouver.

442 Squadron was re-activated as 442 "City of Vancouver" Auxiliary Fighter Squadron at Sea Island 15 April 1946, but was later re-designated an Auxiliary Transport Squadron. 123 Rescue Flight and 121 Composite Flight (KU) were also formed at Sea Island.

On 1 December 1951, 442 Squadron was split in half to form 443 "City of New Westminster" Squadron.

RCAF Station Vancouver closed on 31 March 1964.

Today this area is known as Vancouver International Airport.

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