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RCAF Station Fort William
(now Thunder Bay)

General Information

Location/Base: Fort William (Thunder Bay)

Province: Ontario

Years in Use:



  • No 2 Elementary Flying Training School
    • Formed 24 June 1940
    • Operated by:
      • Lakehead Air Training School Ltd.
      • Thunder Bay Air Training School Ltd.
    • Aircraft Flown:
      • Tiger Moth
    • Disbanded 31 May 1944.

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure:

Current Status:

RCAF Aerodrome Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, Manitoba has created a transcription of this Daily Diary.
Their web site is AirMuseum.ca


This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Fort William, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 8 personnel.

Aircraft List

Course List – No 2 Elementary Flying Training School

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

Course NumberStart DateGraduation DateNumber of Students
Course 2Approximately 27 June 1940Approximately 17 August 194022 Graduates

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