101 (N.I.) Squadron is part of 888 (Komox) Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association. The Association 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, the Central Coast, and Haida Gwaii
  • To erect cairns commemorating military aviation fatalities and RCAF Stations and facilities in this region.
  • To support local Royal Canadian Air Cadet squadrons and the Canadian Junior Rangers.

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.


As of the 01 July 2018, 101 Squadron has moved all our memorabilia, pictures, and parade regalia to the Coal Harbour RCAF Museum located in Hanger 1 at the old RCAF Station Coal Harbour. This will be 101’s home for the foreseeable future. Thanks to the owner, Joel Eilertsen, who built a new area to display our items and installed a TV screen to use to browse our website. Drop out and see the display, life is good!

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