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RCAF Station St Catharines

General Information

Location/Base: St. Catharines

Province: Ontario

Years in Use:

Units:          

  • No 9 Elementary Flying Training School
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      • St. Catharines Flying Club
    • Formed 14 October 1940
    • Disbanded 14 January 1944
    • Aircraft flown:
      • Fleet Finch
      • Tiger Moth
  • Used by No 4 Wireless School, Guelph starting in ’44
  • Relief Landing Field – Willoughby

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure/Current Status:

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

Location – Google Map

Photo Gallery

Commemorative Plaque, No 9 Elementary Flying Training School, St Catharines, Ontario – Facebook Photo by Renate Hodges
Commemorative Plaque, No 9 Elementary Flying Training School, St Catharines, Ontario – Facebook Photo by Renate Hodges
Commemorative Plaque, No 9 Elementary Flying Training School, St Catharines, Ontario – Facebook Photo by Renate Hodges

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


Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station St. Catharines, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 5 personnel.

Notable Alumni

  • Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee – Author of the poem High Flight – Killed in Flying Accident – 11 Dec 1941

Aircraft List

Course List – No 9 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

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