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Relief Landing Field –
Valley River

General Information

Base / Station:

  • Valley River

Province: Manitoba

Period(s) of Use:  

  • 1941 – 1945


  • Secondary Relief Landing Field(R2) to Dauphin


  • Manitoba Land Description: 4-26-20-W1
  • Google Maps Coordinates: 51°13’16.4″N 100°12’55.6″W




Commanding Officers:

RCAF Aerodrome Valley River, Manitoba.
Image from the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.

Unit Duties / Information:

  • The airfield at Valley River was constructed as an auxiliary landing and take-off strip for No. 10 SFTS at Dauphin which was opened March 5, 1941. The creation of this extra field decreased the amount of time spent at No. 10 by students. In this manner, they were prepared for operational training units and, consequently, for placement with overseas units.

Aircraft Flown:

  • see No. 10 SFTS Dauphin

Financial Impact:

  • $68,016 (total cost of construction to 15 Mar 1942)

Date / Reason for closure:

  • The field at Valley River was closed at the same time as was the school at Dauphin – April 14, 1945.

Site details:



Current Status:

Location – Google Map

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