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RCAF Station Picton

Location/Base: Picton

Province: Ontario

Years in Use:


  • No 1A Manning Depot
    • Formed 16 November 1940
    • Disbanded 21 March 1941
  • No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School
    • Formed 28 April 1941
    • Disbanded 17 November 1944

Aircraft Types: 

  • No 31 B&GS
    • Anson,
    • Bolingbroke,
    • Lysander

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure:

Current Status:

RCAF Aerodrome Picton, Ontario.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine

Daily Diary – Links – No 1A Manning Depot

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. 31 Bombing & Gunnery School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Picton, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 10 personnel.

Aircraft List

Course List – No 31 Bombing & Gunnery School

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

Course NumberStart DateGraduation DateNumber of Students
  • Wikipedia
  • MilitaryBruce.com – Canadian Military History by Bruce Forsyth

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