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RCAF Station Grostenquin

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RCAF Station Grostenquin, also known as 2 Wing or 2 Wing, was a Royal Canadian Air Force station located five km north of the town of Grostenquin in the Moselle department, Lorraine, northeastern France. It was one of four RCAF wings, consisting of three fighter squadrons each, established in Europe in the early 1950s at the beginning of the Cold War. The other three wings were located at RCAF Station Marville in France, and RCAF Station Zweibrücken and RCAF Station Baden-Soellingen in the former West Germany.
These wings were part of the RCAF's No. 1 Air Division which was formed as part of Canada's air defence commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization . NATO was established to offer a united defence against the increasing threat posed by the Soviet bloc in Europe, and Canada committed to support its European allies with its armed forces.


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