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RCAF Station Calgary
No. 2 Wireless School

General Information

Base / Station: Calgary (No 2 Wireless School)

Province: Alberta

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:

  • 1940-1945


  • No 2 Wireless School

Aircraft Flown:

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Current Status:

  • Reverted back to the Provincial Government at the end of the war. The facility is now the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Likely School Mascot.
Facebook Photo from David Wagner

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“The W.A.G. Signal”

Fatalities –

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No 2 Wireless 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 25 personnel.

14 November 1940

10 September 1941

10 November 1941

11 December 1941

  • LAC Gordon Fleming Ryan
  • LAC Edward Arthur Lowry

10 May 1942

  • F/L Arthur Strugnell
  • F/L Richard Patrick Mainguy

9 September 1942

24 September 1942

  • Sgt Alfred Henry Coalbran

14 April 1943

8 May 1943

29 September 1943

29 October 1943

20 April 1944

12 May 1944

7 August 1944

6 September 1944

20 September 1944

  • Sgt Joseph Franklin Law
  • LAC John Primok

22 October 1944

Aircraft List –

Fleet Fort





Tiger Moth








Other Sources:

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Frank G McCallum

    Thanks for this. My father had been an amateur radio operator before the war & became an early wireless instructor & a WAG at RCAF Calgary. He was taken as a student from the Wireless school in Montreal & seconded to the Battle of the Atlantic in Mont Jolie, Gaspe Quebec. From there he spent the remainder of the war at #2 Wireless Training School Calgary. After which he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1949, returning to the RCAF during Korea. Retiring in 1973 he obtained a BED & taught Math & Sciences at a Junior College for another 13 years.

    1. Nathan Kachur

      Thank you for comment, and for sharing your family history. Keep an eye on the pages, there will likely be more added

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