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RCAF Station Calgary
(Municipal Airport)

General Information

Base / Station: Calgary (Municipal airport)

Province: Alberta

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:


  • No 37 Service Flying Training School
    • Formed East Kirby, UK on 18 August 1941.
    • Arrived in Calgary on 20 September 1941
    • Disbanded complete 8 April 1944.
  • No 2 Aircrew Graduate Training School
    • Moved from Quebec City Quebec in March 1944
    • Disbanded January 1945
  • Primary Relief Landing Field – Airdrie (R1)
  • Secondary Relief Landing Field – Inverlake (R2)

Aircraft Flown:

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:  formed nucleus of present-day international airport.

Current Status:  some hangers and base buildings stil exist, all civilian owned.  Remnants of runways/taxiways still present.  All south-east corner of airport.

RCAF Aerodrome Calgary (Municipal), Alberta.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.
Calgary Aerial Map 1951 Showing the three Aerodromes in Calgary, posted on Facebook by Ken Meintzer on 31 March 2020
Aerial Photo – Calgary – Municipal, Alberta

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“Calgary Wings”


Formed at an unknown location at Quebec City, Quebec on 15 January 1944.



March (Continued)

Moved to Calgary, Alberta














This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 37 Service Flying Training School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Calgary, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 29 personnel.

Notable Alumni

Aircraft List

Courts Martial

The following personnel were recommended for courts martial and a file was created on the Charged Offence, not all Offences were tried. This list is not complete but I will be working my way through the reels in the upcoming months.

  • Squadron Leader Richard Dingle Adams (RAF – 19127)
    • Charged for fraud
    • Trial – 8 April 1943
    • File is 205 pages in length.
    • Member was found guilty and sentenced to dismissal from His Majesties Service.
  • Flying Officer Arthur St. John Price (RAF – 48312)
    • Charged with flying offences.
    • Trial – 2 February 1943
    • File is 127 pages in length.
    • Member was found guilty of at least one of the charges and sentenced to:
      • A severe reprimand
      • a fine of $100
      • Loss of seniority.

Course List
No 37 Service Flying Training School

Course List
No 2 Aircrew Graduate Training School

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Bill Northcott

    Thanks for posting, its nice to get more information like this. My dad served at #10 Repair Depot which I believe was close to Curry Barracks and #3 SFTS. #3 SFTS flew mostly Harvards. Mr dad was an Air Frame mechanic and Propellor tech, he worked on Harvards, Avro Ansons, Cessna Cranes, Tiger Moths, Fleet Forts and Fairchild Cornells mostly.

    1. Nathan Kachur

      Thank you for the information. I do intend to expand the information (including No 10 RD) as time moves forward. Thank you again.

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