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RCAF Station Carberry

Base / Station: Carberry

Province: Manitoba

Dates of Operation: 1940 – 1944

Location:

Units:

Structures:

Commanding Officers:

  • 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.

RCAF Aerodrome Carberry, Manitoba.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
c.1942

Aircraft Flown: Anson

Financial Impact:

Station Magazine/Newspaper: Gen!

Date / Reason for closure: 

Site details:

Aerodrome:

Runways:

Railway Spur:

Current Status: abandoned airfield, all runways still exist but overgrown, one hangar still exists as part of MacCain indust. Plant

Married Quarters: None

Site Plan – 1944

RCAF Station Carberry, Manitoba (1944)
Source – 1 Canadian Air Division, RCAF
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Site Plan – 1952

RCAF Station Carberry, Manitoba (1952)
Source – 1 Canadian Air Division, RCAF
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Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“Journal of the RAF in Carberry”

Station Magazine
“GEN!”

Fatalities –

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. 

4 April 1941 – Aircraft crash

12 April 1941 – Aircraft crash

19 April 1941 – Aircraft crash

27 April 1941 – Aircraft crash

29 June 1941 – Aircraft crash

20 July 1941 – Drowning

16 August 1941

19 August 1941

19 February 1942

1 March 1942

19 October 1942

25 August 1943

3 December 1943 – Aircraft crash

17 February 1944

20 May 1944

29 May 1944

16 August 1944

13 September 1944

Aircraft List –

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