RCAF Station Summerside
Canadian Forces Base Summerside

Location/Base: Summerside

Province: Prince Edward Island

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:

Units: 

  • No 9 Service Flying Training School
  • 1 General Reconnaissance School
    • Formed – 6 July 1942
  • Central Air Navigation School
    • Formed – 15 September 1945
    • Aircraft Flown:
  • 2 (M) Operational Training Unit
    • Formed – 14 November 1953
    • Aircraft Flown:
  • 1 Air Navigation School
    • Formed – fall 1948
    • Aircraft Flown:
  • Maritime Proving & Evaluation Unit
    • Formed – 1 August 1959
    • Aircraft Flown:
  • 880 Maritime Reconnaissance Sqn
    • Formed – 4 August 1981
    • Aircraft Flown:
  • Relief Landing Field – Mount Pleasant
  • Relief Landing Field – Wellington

Aircraft Flown: 

  • 1 GRS
    • Avro Anson
  • CANS
    • Avro Anson
  • 1 ANS
    • Avro Lancaster
  • 2 (M) OTU
    • Avro Lancaster
    • Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
    • Canadair CP-107 Argus
  • MPEU
    • Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
    • Canadair CP-107 Argus
  • 880 MR Sqn
    • CP-121 Tracker
RCAF Aerodrome Summerside, Prince Edward Island.
Image from the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure:

  • 1 GRS – 3 Feb 45, reduced need for aircrew
  • CANS B late 45
  • 1 ANS B Oct 53
  • 2 (M) OTU – 1968
  • MPEU – 8 Aug 78, moved to Greenwood
  • 880 MR – 1990/91, end of Tracker ops

Current Status:  civil airfield CYSU

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
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1942

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

Effective 6 July 1942 the school was relocated to Centralia, Ontario. Please refer to Centralia for the remaining Daily Diary index for No 9 Service Flying Training School.

1944

Fatalities –

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 9 Service Flying Training School, No. 1 General Surveillance School, and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Summerside, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 37 personnel.

Notable Alumni –

Aircraft List –

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