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RCAF Station Guelph

Base / Station: Guelph

Province: Ontario

Years in Use:

Units:

  • No 4 Wireless School – 7 Jul ’41-12 Jan ’45
  • RCAF School of Cookery
  •  No. 1 Nutritional Laboratory
  • No. 1 Test Kitchen Unit
  • No. 15 RCAF Detachment [Radio Mechanics School]
  • No. 1 Code and Cypher School
  • No. 15 Pre-Aircrew Education Detachment

Aircraft Types:

  • No 4 Wireless School
    •  De Havilland Menasco Moth
    • Noorduyn Norseman
    • North American Yale
    • North American Harvard

There was no airfield co-located with the wireless school.  All aerial training was conducted at Burtch aerodrome from 1941-1944.  In 1944 the aerial training was moved to St Catharines

Commanding Officers:

  • Group Captain A. H. Keith Russell – June 1941
  • Group Captain D. G. Williams – May 1943
  • Wing Commander J. H. Roberts – May 1944
  • Wing Commander D. J. R. Cairns – October 1944

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure/Current Status:

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“Sparks”

Related Essays and Articles

Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 4 Wireless School and other sources. The list may not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Guelph. With input from John Bond and from other sources so far there were 12 deaths of service personnel that were stationed at Guelph.

Aircraft List

Course List – No 4 Wireless School

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