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RCAF Station Carberry

General Information

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:

Married Quarters: None

Site Evolution:

  • 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

RCAF Station Carberry, Manitoba (1944)
Source – 1 Canadian Air Division, RCAF
Please click on image to download a PDF copy.

Site Plan – 1952

RCAF Station Carberry, Manitoba (1952)
Source – 1 Canadian Air Division, RCAF
Please click on image to download a PDF copy.

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“Journal of the RAF in Carberry”

Station Magazine
“GEN!”

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, Manitoba has created a transcription of this Daily Diary.
Their web site is AirMuseum.ca


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. Currently we have 27 fatalities listed for Carberry.

Aircraft List

Anson

AX496

FP988

JS197

6391

8446

8457

8468

8637

8745

9607

9670

Harvard

2717

2790

2924

2926

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