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RCAF Station Winnipeg
No. 8 Repair Depot

General Information

Base / Station:

  • Winnipeg


Dates of Operation:

  • 1939- Present


  • No. 8 Repair Depot
  • No. __ Release Depot

Unit Duties / Information:

  • No. 8 Repair Depot was located at Winnipeg during WWII. It was located in the east side of the Stevenson Field Aerodrome.

Aircraft Flown:

Station Magazine/Newspaper: 

Financial Impact:


Commanding Officers:


Date / Reason for closure:


Current Status:

  • several hangars still exist on Bristol Aero. compund
RCAF Aerodrome Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Image from the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.

Site Plan – 1943

Site Plan, No 8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1943) (Source 1 Canadian Air Division)
Please click photo if you would like to download a high resolution PDF of this site plan.

Site Plan – 1943

Site Plan, No 8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1943) (Source 1 Canadian Air Division)

Location – Google Map

MacDonald Bros. looking toward TCA Hangar and No 8 Repair Depot, Stevenson Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 9 Feb. 1941 (Source 2022-502-020 – Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, B&W dig, James D. MacDonald collection, MacDonald Bros)
No 8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 1944, MacDonald Brothers at end. (Photographer Carl Finley, RCAF mechanic, Ferry Command.) (Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada – Rich & Jan Nield collection – 2022-501-011 – B&W 3.5×5)
Massive piles of aircraft wreckage parts, No 8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada – C.L. Carbert Collection – 2016-558-036 – B/W, 35mm Negative)

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Michael Pickard

    I had a relative who was at No 8 Repair Depot in 1944. His name was W/C R.J. Beaumont and I have a silver-plated serving tray with the insciption “Presented to W/C and Mrs R.J. Beaumont from the members of Sgts. Mess No8 Repair Depot R.C.A.F. 1944.”

    Can you tell me anything more about him? His name was Robin but I knew of him as Uncle Bob, my great Uncle, and I met him once in 1968 when he was about 90, when he lived in Vancouver.

    1. Nathan Kachur

      Michael, I will look into this…

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