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RCAF Station St Hubert

General Information

Base / Station: St Hubert

Province: Quebec

Period of Information: 1939 – 1994

Units:

  • No 13 SFTS
  • No 1 Wireless School – Flying Squadron
  • No 1 Fighter Squadron
    • was moved to St Hubert from Calgary August 26, 1939 to prepare for war.
    • transferred to Britain November 5, 1939.
  • No 124 Transport Squadron
  • No 401 Squadron
  • No 410 Squadron
    • “Blue Devils” aerobatic team carried out its first practice in St Hubert May 4, 1949.
  • No 414 Squadron
  • N0 416 Squadron
  • No 421 Squadron
    • formed at St Hubert September 15, 1949.
  • No 423 Squadron
  • No 425 Squadron
  • No 426 Squadron
  • No 427 Squadron
  • No 1 Fighter Operational Training Unit
  • No 10 Tactical Air Group
  • 104K / 115 & 118 / EWU / 429 Sqn. / 438 Sqn. / 441 Sqn. / 444 Sqn. and 450 Squadron. I saw ! And remember all this squadrons, except the 115 & 118, in the 1930 and 427 – 441 – 444 Squadrons in early fifties.

Unit Duties / Information:

RCAF Aerodrome St Hubert, Quebec.
Image frome the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.
Image courtesy of Matt Heintz.
  • No. 124 Transport Squadron was formed as part of No. 9 Transport Group February 5, 1945 to help handle the increase in RCAF transport of aircraft and equipment to Canada.
  • On September 1, 1948 authorization was given for the formation of a fighter OTU at St Hubert.
  • No. 10 TAG formed on May 29, 1973. It is placed in   command of numerous air reserve from across the country and regular groups consisting of fighter aircraft and helicopter squadrons.

Aircraft Flown:

  • No. 421 – Vampire

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for closure:

  • No. 421 Squadron was transferred overseas to Odiham, Britain in January 1951 becoming the first overseas post- war RCAF squadron.
  • On July 31, 1957 No. 1 OTU was disbanded.
  • The base was mostly closed and the aerodrome was turned over to ?.  It is now being operated as the Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport.

Site Plan – 1952

RCAF Station St Hubert, Quebec (1952)
Source – 1 Canadian Air Division, RCAF
Please click on image to download a PDF copy.

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
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1944

January

February

Effective 28 Feb 1944, No 13 Service Flying Training School was moved to North Battleford, Saskatchewan. For the Daily Diary Index of No 13 SFTS please refer to the North Battleford page.

Daily Diary – Links – No 1 Wireless School – Flying Squadron

The Daily Diary for the Flying Squadron is integrated into the Daily Diary for the main School. Please see No 1 Wireless School, Montreal for the index.

Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 13 Service Flying Training School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station St Hubert, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 27 personnel.

Aircraft List

  • Wikipedia
  • MilitaryBruce.com – Canadian Military History by Bruce Forsyth

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. François Therrien

    First ! Thanks very much ! You made a great work ! Some Squadron based or formed at Station St-Hubert was missing? 104K / 115 & 118 / 401 Sqn. / EWU / 414 Sqn. / 416 Sqn. / 423 Sqn. / 425 Sqn. / 426 Sqn. / 427 Sqn. / 429 Sqn. / 438 Sqn. / 441 Sqn. / 444 Sqn. and 450 Squadron. I saw ! And remember all this squadrons, except the 115 & 118, in the 1930 and 427 – 441 – 444 Squadrons in early fifties.

    1. Nathan Kachur

      Thank you for the additional information. I will add shortly

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