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RCAF Station Winnipeg
No. 3 Wireless School

Base / Station:

  • Winnipeg

Province:

Dates of Operation:

  • Second World War

Units:

  • No 3 Wireless School

Unit Duties / Information:

  • No. 3 Wireless School was opened to train personnel in the operation of onboard and ground radio systems. Wireless Operator Air Gunners were included in the Air Observer trade but bypassed the Air Observer Schools to go to wireless schools like No. 3. Upon completion of their wireless training – they were posted to Bombing and Gunnery Schools for their air gunner training.
    • Opened February 17, 1941
Blue Prints of Military facilities in Winnipeg Manitoba taken at 17 Wing on February 10, 2020. Photo by: Cpl Bryce Cooper, 17 OSS Imaging

Aircraft Flown:

  • No. 3 Wireless School
    • Finch,
    • Fort,
    • Norseman,
    • Stinson 105,
    • Tiger Moth, and
    • Yale

Station Magazine/Newspaper:

Financial Impact:

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Commanding Officers:

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Date / Reason for closure:

  • No. 3 Wireless School (January 20, 1945) was disbanded due to the decrease in the level of fighting and subsequent lack of need for aircrew. Also factoring in this decision was the non-renewal of the BCATP agreement.

Site details:

  • Aerodrome: There was no aerodrome located at this facility and likely all flying training would have been hosted at Stevenson field only a few miles away.

Current Status:

  • Building and surrounding property was returned to _____ post war. The property and main building in now the Canadian Menonite University.

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine – “Winnipeg W.A.G”

Station Magazine – “W.A.G. Mag”

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 3 Wireless School and other sources. The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Winipeg – 3 Wireless School, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 9 personnel.

Aircraft List –

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