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RCAF Station Arnprior

General Information

Location/Base: Arnprior

Province: Ontario

Years in Use:


  • No3 Flying Instructor’s School
    • Formed – 3 August 1942
    • Disbanded – 28 January 1944
    • Aircraft Flown:
      • Anson,
      • Cornell,
      • Crane,
      • Fawn,
      • Finch,
      • Harvard,
      • Stearman,
      • Tiger Moth
  • No1 Flight Engineers School- Feb-disbanded 14 Oct ’44
  • No17 Equipment Depot
  • RCAF Detachment to support National Research Council Flight Research
    • 1946
    • 1 July 1951 becomes Central Experimental and Proving Establishment Det
  • Central Experimental and Proving Establishment Det
    • working for renamed National Aeronautical Establishment and Defense Research Board
    • moved to Uplands in July 1953
    • Aircraft flown:
      • Ansons
      • Harvard
      • Mustang

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure:

Current Status:

On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978)
Arnprior Aerodrome (Part 2)
RCAF Aerodrome Arnprior, Ontario.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.
On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978)
Arnprior Aerodrome (Part 1)
Arial view Arnprior, Ontario
National Defence Photograph REA 134-111

Aircraft Flown:

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine


This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 3 Flying Instructor School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Arnprior, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 5 personnel.

Notable Alumni

Aircraft List

Course List – No 3 Flying Instructor School

This List is incomplete and will be enhanced as my time permits and as requests are received.

Course NumberStart DateGraduation DateNumber of Students
  • Wikipedia
  • MilitaryBruce.com – Canadian Military History by Bruce Forsyth
  • Site Plan:
  • Aerodrome Disposal File:

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