Greenwood

Surrounded by agricultural lands, Greenwood was a small hamlet south of the Dominion Atlantic Railway's Kingston Station. In 1942, the Royal Air Force established RAF Station Greenwood and built an aerodrome on nearby farmland to provide a facility for training aircrew under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

The Royal Canadian Air Force took over the facility in 1944, renaming it RCAF Station Greenwood, a name it maintained until the February 1, 1968 unification of the Canadian Forces which saw the airfield and associated facilities renamed CFB Greenwood.

During the 1970s-2000s, the village of Greenwood expanded in population as numerous other air force bases in eastern Canada closed and their aircraft and personnel consolidated at CFB Greenwood. Today, the village and base's combined population is approximately 4,500.

The village hosts numerous services and is also the location of the Greenwood Mall, the largest shopping centre in the western part of the Annapolis Valley.

 

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Related Links
Village Web Site
14 Wing Greenwood

What's Nearby
Greenwood Military Aviation Museum
Greenwood Mall

 


 

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