101 (N.I.) Squadron is part of 888 (Komox) Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association. It serves to commemorate the achievements of the men and women of Canada’s Air Force, to advocate for a proficient and well-equipped Air Force, and to support the Air Cadets.

How did 101 get started?

101 started in 1997 in the Sportsman’s Steakhouse in Port Hardy. Nine former military personnel and one civil aviator made up the founding group. 101 received it’s charter from the RCAFA on January 1, 1998 with 14 charter members. It was the first ever squadron of the RCAFA hence the “101 Squadron” designation.

101 Squadron’s

  • To preserve the military and civilian aviation history of the North Island
  • To erect cairns commemorating military aviation fatalities on the North Island
  • To support local Royal Canadian Air Cadet squadrons
  • To provide scholarships for civic minded Grade twelve students

101 members volunteer their time and enthusiasm to help increase awareness of the importance of Canada’s Air Force and civilian aviation in our lives. Their cairns and other projects are paid for through fundraising activities. Members of 101 Sqn have received the QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation, and numerous other awards recognizing their contribution to the community.


101 Squadron meets at 1900 hrs on the second Tuesday of each month at Lyon’s Den Pub, 6435 Hardy Bay Rd, Port Hardy, BC.

You are welcome to join us!

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