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RCAF Station Ottawa – Uplands

Location/Base: Uplands

Province: Ontario

Years in Use: 1940-

Units:

  • No 2 Service Flying Training School
    • Aircraft flown:
      • Harvard
  • Maintenance Command 1 Oct ’45- Mar ’47
  • No 416 (Fighter) Sqn  end ’50-Sep ’52
  • No 439 (Fighter) Sqn Sep ’51-Jun ’52
  • No 434 (Fighter) Sqn Jul ’52-’53
  • No 422 (Fighter) Sqn  ’52-’53
  • No 445 (Fighter) Sqn ’53-’54???
  • No 428 (Fighter) Sqn Jun ’54-61
  • No 410 (Fighter) Sqn ’53??-
  • No 412 (Transport) Sqn [1 Apr ’58]
  • Det From No 408 (Transport) Sqn
  • No 3 Air Movements Unit
  • Central Experimental and Proving Establishment
  • AFHQ Jet Training Flight
  • No 436 (T) Sqn [1 Feb ’68]
  • Primary Relief Landing Field – Carp
  • Secondary Relief Landing Field – Edwards
RCAF Aerodrome Ottawa (Uplands), Ontario.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.

Aircraft Types:

  • Unknown Unit
    • Mustangs
    • Sabres
    • Voodoos
    • T-33
  • 410 Sqn
    • CF-100
  • 412 Sqn
    • C-5
    • Comet I-A
    • Cosmopolitan
    • Dakota
    • North Star
    • Falcon
  • 428 Sqn
    • CF-100
  • 436 Sqn
    • C-130E Hurculese

Commanding Officers:

  • Group Captain W.L. Gillespie ?’63?

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure/Current Status:

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“The Airman”

The Airman –
6 October 1940
Source
School Daily Diary

Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 2 Service Flying Training School and other sources. The list may not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Uplands. With input from various sources, so far there were 49 deaths of service personnel that were stationed at Uplands.

Aircraft List

3430 – Yale

Course List – No 2 Service 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 6923 November 194219 March 1943

Notable Alumni

  • Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee – Author of the poem High Flight – Killed in Flying Accident – 11 Dec 1941
  • Wikipedia
  • MilitaryBruce.com – Canadian Military History by Bruce Forsyth
  • Aerodrome Disposal File:

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