500 Wing (Winnipeg)


500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force Association meets the third Tuesday of the month at Unit 283 Anavets, 3584 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg at 1330 hours (1:30PM).  A link to a map can be found here.


Not a member yet but interested?  Contact the Wing or Maureen Craigon via email (see below) to inquire.  Joining is easy and we welcome new members.  You don’t have to be a current or retired military member; anyone who supports the Aims and Objectives of the Association may join.  Not only will members receive a subscription to AirForce Magazine (one of the best military aviation publications available), you’ll be supporting RCAF Association activities at both the national and local level.  Thank you for your support!

NEW!  2024-25 Membership Dues:

  • Individual (includes AirForce magazine):  $75 ($54 to National, $21 to 500 Wing)
  • Individual (without AirForce magazine):  $70 ($49 to National, $21 to 500 Wing)
  • Joint:  $130 ($54 plus $34 to National, $42 to 500 Wing)

Payment may be made by cash, cheque (payable to 500 Wing RCAF Association) or by Electronic Money Transfer (EMT) to treasurer500wing@outlook.com.  Please advise Maureen of your preferred membership and method payment.


  • NEW!  April 25, 2024:  Joint RCAFA/RMIM Speaker Night, 17 Wing Officers’ Mess, 1830 hours (cash bar), 1900 hours (presentation).  Squadron Leader Stephen Brown, Royal Air Force, currently posted to 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters will speak on the state of the RAF, current operations and his experience working with the RCAF.  RSVP to RMIM required; more details to follow (see the link at the RMIM calendar below).
  • NEW!  April 27, 2024:  Props N Hops, Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, 1900-2230 hours.  All funds raised from this event are directed to scholarship programs for Manitoba Air Cadets.  Music, finger food, silent auction and samplings from over 20 Manitoba craft breweries!  More details and tickets at the following link.
  • May 21, 2024:  Regular meeting.
  • June 18, 2024:  AGM and wrap-up luncheon.

RMIM SPEAKER NIGHTS: see RMIM calendar here.

500 Wing maintains a membership with the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba (RMIM) which permits all members of 500 Wing to attend RMIM speaker events, usually at the 17 Wing Officers’ Mess.  Please consult the RMIM calendar for upcoming events of interest and follow the RVSP instructions at the top of the calendar page.


In 2023, 500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing established the 500 Wing RCAFA Manitoba Air Cadet Grant.  Using the proceeds of our monthly 50/50 draws, and working with the Air Cadet League of Manitoba, a deserving Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) will be selected annually to receive a grant of $250.

The recipient of the inaugural, and 2022-23 season grant, was 263 RCACS (Intrepid) Melita.

On March 12, 2024, 500 Wing Chair, Jason Graveline (centre), along with Vice-Chairs Stan Blady (left) and Roger Mussard (right), made the 10-hour, 770km round trip from Winnipeg to Melita to present the cheque.  They were enthusiastically welcomed by the CO, Lt Saundra McMurdo (centre), and the Cadets of 263 RCACS.


April 1, 2024 marks 100 years of service for the Royal Canadian Air Force as a distinct military element.  For more information about the history of the RCAF, the Centennial, events and to acquire Centennial merchandise, please visit the Centennial website at https://rcaf2024arc.ca/.


When the Garden of Memories, located across from 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters in Winnipeg, was created in 1997, those who purchased stones were asked to provide details of service of the person being commemorated.

Sincere gratitude to Norman Malayney for investing a tremendous amount of time and effort in transcribing information for 1247 of the stones located in the Garden and to Gordon Crossley for ensuring the commemorations are up-to-date and accurate.

A newly revised version of the information booklet (V.5 eff 25 July 2023) is available here.

For more information, contact 500 Wing at:

500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing, RCAFA
Suite 189
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Winnipeg, MB  R3J 3Y5

or by email at RCAFA500@outlook.com

The 500 Wing Board of Directors and Officers: