It is fairly well known that Canada operated several military bases in West Germany during the Cold War to help NATO deter and respond to potential Soviet aggression. However, it is less common knowledge that we also operated two air bases and several other units in France during the early stages of this protracted standoff between NATO and the communist Warsaw Pact bloc. Royal Canadian Air Force service police played an important role as part of Canada's NATO contribution in France.
Learn more about Air Force Police operations in France and view additional photos here.
Corporal Art Fisher displays a patrol vehicle and emergency equipment at RCAF Station Marville, France, 1957. (Photo: DND)