Military of the Canary Islands


Military of the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are an autonomous community of Spain. The following components of the Spanish Armed Forces are based in the Canary Islands.

Spanish Army

Light Infantry Brigade “Canarias” (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

  • HQ Battalion

Spanish Air Force

Mando Aéreo de Canarias Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas - Gando Air Base (LELP)
Rwy 03L/21R, 03R/21L
27º 55' 49.001 N 15º 23' 4.999 W
Elev: 77 ft.
Ala/Grupo
(Wing/Group)
Escuadrón
(Squadron)
Aircraft Type Codes

Ala 46
462 Esc.
802 Esc.
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Eurocopter Cougar
Fokker F27 Maritime
46-01
-
802-10

Spanish Navy

Naval Command of the Canary Islands: (With seven local naval commands):

  • Naval Command of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Naval Command of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Minor Naval Command of Santa Cruz de la Palma
  • Minor Naval Command of Hierro
  • Minor Naval Command of San Sebastián de la Gomera
  • Minor Naval Command of Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura)
  • Minor Naval Command of Arrecife de Lanzarote
  • Canarias Security Unit (Spanish Marines)