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RCAF Station Gypsumville

Base / Station: Gypsumville

Province: Manitoba

Period(s) of Use: 1964-1987

 Units: 

  • No. 47 Radar Squadron
  • CFS Gypsumville

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Opened January 28, 1963 as part of the Pinetree Line of radar stations. It became fully operational January 23, 1964. The station was placed under control of 23rd NORAD sector in Duluth, Minnesota.

When Integration came into effect February 1, 1968,     the station was redesignated No. 47 Radar Squadron.

In 1969 control of the station was transferred to 24th NORAD Region.

The role of Gypsumville did not change following the creation of Air Command – it remained responsible for the detection of intruding aircraft within North American air space.

Aircraft Flown: N/A

Financial Impact:

  • $250,000,000 (1963-87)
  • $9,932,200/year (average)

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Date / Reason for closure:

The base closed in 1987 due to a combination of budget cuts and, due mainly to the fact that technology had so vastly advanced, the system was outdated.

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Current Status: Decomissioned/ Abandoned

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