RCAF Station Carberry
Base / Station: Carberry
Dates of Operation: 1940 – 1944
- No. 33 Service Flying Training School
- Primary Relief Landing Field (R1) Petrel
- Secondary Relief Landing Field (R2) Oberon
- Group Captain C.H. Brill
- as at June – Aug 1942
- Group Captain T.B. Bruce, M.C. –
- ? 1943 – ? Nov 43
- as at Mar and Apr 1943
- Group Captain J.S.T. Fall
- ? Nov 43 – ?
Unit Duties / Information:
December 26, 1940 No. 33 Service Flying Training School was opened to give pilots advanced flying training. This school, as with all others across Canada prefixed by a ‘3’, was an RAF school that had been sent over from Britain due to the danger involved in training there.
In the beginning, these RAF schools functioned separately from the BCATP but, in June 1942, modifications were made to the agreement and they incorporated into the BCATP system and, consequently, RCAF administration.
Aircraft Flown: Anson
Station Magazine/Newspaper: Gen!
Date / Reason for closure:
- November 17, 1944 No. 33 SFTS closed with the acceleration of the BCATP phase-out. In response to the changing tide of the war overseas and the forecasted end to it shortly, many air training centres were closed and the personnel discharged.
- Disbandment Order:
Married Quarters: None
- The Publication On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) lists the Aerodrome as “Carberry – Lat:49 51N – Long:99 20W – GMT-6(5) – 62SE, E-17 – Abandoned”
Current Status: abandoned airfield, all runways still exist but overgrown, one hangar still exists as part of MacCain indust. Plant
Site Plan – 1944
Site Plan – 1952
Location – Google Map
“Journal of the RAF in Carberry”
Daily Diary – Transcription Links – No. 33 Service Flying Training School
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, Manitoba has created a transcription of this Daily Diary.
Their web site is AirMuseum.ca
This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 33 Service Flying Training School and the list of fatalities in Canada compiled by the Bomber Command Museum of Canada in Nanton, Alberta. The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Carberry, and likely includes some errors. Currently we have 27 fatalities listed for Carberry.
4 April 1941
12 April 1941
19 April 1941
27 April 1941
29 June 1941
20 July 1941
16 August 1941
19 August 1941
19 February 1942
1 March 1942
19 October 1942
- Leading Aircraftman Paul Ernest Sayer
- Leading Aircraftman Dennis Malcolm Watson
- Leading Aircraftman John Arthur Woods
25 August 1943
3 December 1943
- Flying Officer John Francis Lee
- Leading Aircraftman Alastair Farquhar Blue
- Leading Aircraftman John Harold Bolsworth
- Leading Aircraftman Timothy Gurney Whiteland
17 February 1944
20 May 1944
29 May 1944
16 August 1944
13 September 1944