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RCAF Station Macleod

Note: On this page and others on RCAF.info you will find that the spelling for “Macleod” is often “MacLeod” this has been pointed out as being incorrect. Implementing this change will take time, and will likely never be fully implemented. Sorry for any confusion this may cause.

General Information

Base / Station: MacLeod

Province: Alberta

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:  December 1940 – November 17, 1944


  • No. 7 Service Flying Training School
    • Formed – December 1940
    • Disbanded – November 1944
    • Aircraft flown:
      • Avro Anson
  • No. 1 Repair Equipment and Maintenance Unit (1 REMU)
  • Relief Landing Field – Granum, was likely the primary relief landing field for the station. 
  • Relief Landing Field – Standoff, was likely the secondary relief landing field for the station

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure: 

  • 17 December 1944 – reduced requirement for aircrew

Site Evolution

  • The Publication On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) lists the Aerodrome as “Fort MacLeod” – See photos on this page.

Current Status: Industrial area, Aerodrome status unknown

RCAF Aerodrome MacLeod, Alberta.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.

Site Plan – 1941

RCAF Station MacLeod, Alberta (1941)
Source – 1 Canadian Air Division, RCAF
Please Click to download a PDF Copy

On Track – 1978

On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978)
Fort MacLeod Aerodrome (Part 1)
On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978)
Fort MacLeod Aerodrome (Part 2)

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“The Slipstream”


This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 7 Service Flying Training School and other sources. The list may not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station MacLeod. With input from various sources, so far there were 22 deaths of service personnel that were stationed at MacLeod.

Aircraft List

Notable Alumni

Course List
No 7 Service Flying Training School

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Bernie Goodman

    This is a nitpick for your info; MacLeod is actually spelt with a lower case “l” Macleod.

    1. Nathan Kachur

      Well this one is an issue. I am not sure if the time it will take to correct it is truly worth the effort, search engines are normally blind to capitalization. I will have to think about this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  2. Bernadette

    My husband’s maternal grandfather, Ingvi Johnson, a warrant officer in the RCAF, (according to Family tradition was the Superintendant of Construction for the RCAF aerodromes in southern Alberta). We have no formal records of this. If anyone can tell us where we should search, we’d greatly appreciate it.

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