Nova Scotia



Military Base  in Halifax - Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia – Maritime Province

Nova Scotia has played a large part in Canadian History, from the Acadian’s, Spanish War and the World Wars. This idyllic province is “Not too far, and Not too close”, but far enough you realize your are in a place that is very different and very special.
Located on the east coast of Canada (known as part of the Maritimes) between Maine and Newfoundland. Nova Scotia is a peninsula and almost fully surrounded by the Atlantic. Being partially isolated from the rest of North America will ensure that you can maintain the quiet, peaceful lifestyle that attracted so many people to relocate here.

In 1818 Halifax became the summer base for the squadron which shifted to the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda for the remainder of the year. The Halifax yard did not have a dry dock until 1887 so it was officially called the “Halifax Naval Yard” when first established, although it was popularly known as the Halifax Dockyard. The graving-dock, coaling facilities and torpedo boat slip were added between 1881 and 1897. The station closed in 1905 and sold to Canada in 1907 becoming Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard, a function it still serves today as part of CFB Halifax.

Today CFB Greenwood remains Canada’s largest operational air force base on the Atlantic coast, based on numbers of aircraft and personnel. The following aircraft types are permanently stationed at the base:

CP-140 Aurora, anti-submarine warfare/long-range maritime patrol
CP-140A Arcturus, long-range maritime/Arctic patrol
CH-149 Cormorant, air-sea rescue
CC-130 Hercules, air-sea rescue, transport

With CFB Gander and CFB Goose Bay, CFB Greenwood is being used as a forward deployment base for CF-188 Hornet fighter/interceptor aircraft rotating in from CFB Bagotville as part of NORAD’s post-9/11 response to concerns about civilian airline security along North America’s east coast.