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RCAF Station Centralia

Location/Base: Centralia

Province: Ontario

Years in Use:

  • 8 July 1942 – Fall 1966


  • No 9 Service Flying Training School
    • Formed – January 1941 at Summerside, Prince Edward Island
  • No 1 Aircrew Conditioning Unit-
  • No 1 Flying Training School ’45-? Jan ’46 reactivated 1 Sept ’47
  • No 1 Radar and Communications School
    • school was at RCAF Station Clinton, but required accommodations and facilities at Centralia
    • Jan ’47-Apr’47
  • No 2 Radar & Communications School [R&CS Flight provided a/c]
    • The support mentioned under No 1 Radar and Communications School, above, became this school
    • Apr’47-
  • No 1 Instrument Flying School
    • relocated from Trenton Spring
  • Medical Selection Unit
  • School of English
  • Primary Training School
  • Primary Relief Landing Field – Grand Bend
  • Secondary Relief Landing Field – St Joseph

Aircraft Types:

  • No 1 FTS
    • Anson,
    • Harvard
  • No 1 IFS
    • Expeditor
RCAF Aerodrome Centralia, Ontario.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.

Commanding Officers:

  • Group Captain Fullerton
  • Group Captain A.G. Kenyon ’59

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure/Current Status:

  • closed due to a consolidation throughout Training Command schools at time of closure
  • primary flying school moved to Borden
  • part of central officers school moved to fleet school at Esquimalt
  • technical administration and non-flying list specialist training course moved to CFB Clinton,ON

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“No 9 Flyer”


School moved from Summerside, Prince Edward Island effective 6 July 1942. Please refer to Summerside for additional daily diary index.








This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 9 Service Flying Training School, and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Centralia, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 17 personnel.

Aircraft List

Course List – No 9 Service Flying Training School

For a current list of courses that I have created pages for at No 9 Service Flying Training School please click on this link.

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