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    Tofino Airfield (RCAF Station Tofino) British Columbia Canada

Location
Lat 49°04′56″ N Long 125°46′21″ W  Tofino Airfield is located at six miles southeast of Tofino on the western coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia in Canada. Also known as RCAF Station Tofino or Tofino Airport.

Wartime History
Used by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the war.

Postwar
At the end of the war the station was de-commissioned during the late 1950s.

RCAF units based at Prince Rupert
4BRS/WAC (Canso A) Ucluelet Aug 27, 1944 -August 7, 1945
8BRS/WAC (det) (Ventura GRV) Sea Island Mar 4 - Dec 9, 1943 Sea Island
115BRS/WAC (Ventura GRV) Patricia Bay Mar 17 - Aug 23, 1944
132FS/WAC (Kittyhawk I/IA/III) Patricia Bay Oct 16, 1942 - Jun 30, 1943 Boundary Bay
132FS/WAC (Kittyhawk I/IA/III) Boundary Bay Mar 10 - Aug 7, 1944 Patricia Bay
133FS/WAC (Hurricane XII) Boundary Bay Jul 1, 1943 - Mar 9, 1944 Sea Island
133FS/WAC (det) (Kittyhawk I) Patricia Bay Oct 11, 1944 - Jun 30, 1945 Patricia Bay
135FS/WAC (det) (Kittyhawk IV) Patricia Bay Oct 8, 1944-Aug 5, 1945 Patricia Bay
147BRS/WAC (det) (Bolingbroke I/IV) Sea Island Jan 9 - Mar 6, 1943 Tofino
147BRS/WAC (Bolingbroke I/IV) Sea Island Mar 7, 1943 - Mar 15, 1944 Tofino

Today
Still in use as a municipal airport for the town of Tofino. Today classified as a small airport with three runways. The first is oriented 25/07 measures 5,000' x 150' surfaced with concrete. The second is oriented 28/10 measures 5,000' x 100' surfaced with concrete. The third runway is oriented 33/15 measures 5,000' x 100' surfaced with concrete. Airport codes IATA: YAZ / ICAO: CYAZ. Known as "Tofino Airport" or "Long Beach Airport". Orca Airways and Craig Air operate from this airport. At the airfield, many historical buildings survived.

References
Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ) - Official Website

Thanks to Jack McKillop for unit information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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