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RCAF Station Edmonton
No 3 Manning Depot

General Information

Location/Base: Edmonton – No 3 Manning Depot

Province: Alberta

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:

Units:

  • No 3 Manning Depot
    • Originally formed as a temporary Manning Depot at Rockcliffe, Ottawa, Ontario on or about 10 June 1940.
    • The Daily Diary for the Temporary Manning Depot ends 2 December 1940
    • The Daily Diary for No 3 Manning Depot begins in Edmonton 21 July 1941

Commanding Officers:

  • Wing Commander J.C.(?) Malone, K.C. (as at 18 October 1941)
  • Wing Commander W.G. Webber (as at 12 September 1942)

Financial Impact:  

Current Status:  

No 3 Manning Depot Site Drawing
Source Facebook post by
Dave Staerkle – 29 March 2020

Location – Google Map

Clipping from the Airman – 17 June 1942
Source: Cathy Enright
Dance Program – 12 September 1942
Source: Cathy Enright
Dance Program – 12 September 1942
Source: Cathy Enright
Dance Program – 18 October 1941
Source: Cathy Enright
Dance Program – 19 September 1942
Source: Cathy Enright
Children’s Christmas Party
Source: Cathy Enright
Children’s Christmas Party
Source: Cathy Enright
No 3 Manning Depot Site Drawing – Source: Facebook post by Dave Staerkle 29 March 2020
Children’s Christmas Party
Source: Cathy Enright

Station Magazine
“The Airman”

Station Publication
“Helpful Hints for ‘Acey Deuceys'”

Helpful Hints for Acey Deuceys, Booklet Produced by No 3 Manning Depot. Source School Daily Diary.

1944

January

February

March

April

May

June

July (Out of Order)

August (Out of Order)

Unit disbanded 15 August 1944.

Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No 3 Manning Depot and other sources. The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Edmonton, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 5 personnel.

Notable Alumni

Aircraft List

Related documents:

Course List – No 3 Manning Depot

This List is incomplete and will be enhanced as my time permits and as requests are received.

Course NumberStart DateGraduation DateNumber of Students
2 Flight, 2 Squadron, 3 Wingapproximately 22 June 1942
  • Wikipedia
  • MilitaryBruce.com – Canadian Military History by Bruce Forsyth
  • Aerodrome Disposal File:
  • Site Plan:

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Sarah Torsky

    Hello,

    Looking for any information regarding by my Great Uncle, Norman Benson who was stationed at No. 3 “M” Depot. I have a group photo that says at the bottom:

    No. 2 Flight No. 2 Sqdn, No. 3 Wing, No. 3 “M” Depot, Edmonton, June 22nd 1942.

    Many thanks,
    Sarah Torsky

    1. Nathan Kachur

      Sara, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately information on individual trainees is very hard to come by. If you have a group photo I would be happy to add a page to the site for his course, add the photo to the page and hopefully that would spur some comments. I would also like to recommend that you attempt to get your great uncles service file from the library and archives of Canada. Once received I would be happy to help you decipher the information in that document. A request can be made using the information from the following site: https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/transparency/atippr/Pages/Access-information-military-files.aspx#tab2

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