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RCAF Station Arnprior

General Information

Location/Base: Arnprior

Province: Ontario

Years in Use:


  • No 3 Flying Instructor’s School
    • Formed – 3 August 1942
    • Disbanded – 28 January 1944
    • Aircraft Flown:
      • Anson,
      • Cornell,
      • Crane,
      • Fawn,
      • Finch,
      • Harvard,
      • Stearman,
      • Tiger Moth
  • No 1 Flight Engineers School- Feb-disbanded 14 Oct ’44
  • No 17 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
  • Relief Landing Field – Pontiac, Quebec

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 Instructors School

  • Wikipedia
  • MilitaryBruce.com – Canadian Military History by Bruce Forsyth
  • Site Plan:
  • Aerodrome Disposal File:

This Post Has 2 Comments

    1. Nathan Kachur

      Peter, thank you for the gentle push to continue creating the missing bases from eastern Canada. I will get Pontiac created… hopefully today.

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