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RCAF Station Hamilton
(Mount Hope)

General Information

Location/Base: Hamilton – Mount Hope

Province: Ontario

Years in Use:

Units:

  • No 19 (Aux) Sqn 1935- becoming No 119
  • No 119 (B) Sqn (Aux) [10 Sept ’45]
  • No 33 Air Navigation School
    • – 9 Jun ’41- 6 Oct ’44
    • Aircraft Flown:
      • Avro Anson
  • No 1 Wireless School
    • moved from Montreal, Quebec – 14 September 1944
    • Disbanded – – 31 October 1945
    • Aircraft Flown:
      • Stinson 105
      • Tiger Moth
  • No 10 Elementary Flying Training School
    • Sponsor – Hamilton Aero Club
    • Formed – 14 October 1940
    • moved to Pendleton, Ontario – 31 August 1942
    • Aircraft Flown:
      • Fleet Finch
      • Tiger Moth
      • Cornell
  • No 424 (Aux) Sqn [MH] [1 Apr ’58]
  • 16 Wing
    • authorized 1 Oct ’50, disbanded 1 Apr ’64
    • consisted of-  2424 AC&W Sqn (Aux)

Aircraft Types:

  • No 19 Sqn
    • Moths
  • No 119 Sqn
    • DH82A
  • No 424
    • Expeditor

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure:

Current Status:

  • Now the Hamilton International Airport

Commemoration:

RCAF Aerodrome Hamilton (Mount Hope), Ontario.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Heintz)

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“The Mount Hope Meteor”

1942

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

Effective 31 August 1942 – No 10 EFTS relocated to Pendleton, Ontario. Please see Pendleton for the remainder of the Daily Diary Index of No 10 EFTS.

1944

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

The School was disbanded effective 6 October 1944. The facility was handed over to No 1 Wireless School.

Daily Diary – Index – No 1 Wireless School

1944

School Was moved from Montreal, Quebec effective 15 September 1944

September

October

November

December

Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, No 33 Air Navigation School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Mount Hope (Hamilton), and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 17 personnel.

Notable Alumni

Aircraft List

Course List – No 10 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 3027 July 194135 Graduates

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