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RCAF Station Vulcan

General Information

Base / Station: Vulcan

Province: Alberta

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:  1942-45

Units: 

Commanding Officers:

  • W/C B.C. Andrew, AFC (as at 20 September 1944)

Site details:

Aerodrome:

Runways:

Railway Spur: Was provided by the Canadian Pacific Railway, agreement was cancelled in 1947 and track removed after that. The spur line right of way was declared surplus in 1950.

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure:  14 April 1945, reduced need for aircrew

Current Status:  civilian airfield, all three runways are there at vulcan as well as 6 of the 7 hangars and part of the firehall and the gun butt

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

Site Plan – 1950

RCAF Station Vulcan, Alberta (1950)
Source – 1 Canadian Air Division, RCAF
Please click on image to download a PDF copy.

Location – Google Map

Photo Gallery

Commemorative Plaque, Vulcan, Alberta – Facebook Photo by Peter Whitfield

Station Magazine
“$2 for a Name”

Station Magazine
“Vulture Kulture”

Station Magazine
“Vulcan Annual”

Station Magazine
“Wings Over Vulcan”

For the Daily Diary of No 2 Flying Instructor School Prior to 3 August 1942, please refer to the Daily Diary of No 15 Service Flying Training School, Claresholm, Alberta

Effective __ May 1943, No 3 Flying Instructor School Moved to Pearce, Alberta. Please refer to Pearce for further Daily Diary Index.

Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 2 Flying Instructor School and No 19 Service Training Flying School; and other sources. The list may not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Vulcan. With input from various sources, so far there were 15 deaths of service personnel that were stationed at Vulcan.

Aircraft List

Course List – No 19 Service Flying Training School

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

Course NumberStart DateGraduation DateNumber of Students
Course 10213 March 194422 September 194453 Graduates
Course 10410 April 194420 October 194449 Graduates
Course 1068 May 194427 October 194451 Graduates
Course 115
Course 120
Course 121
Course 122

Other Sources:

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