RCAF Station Assiniboia
Base / Station: Assiniboia
Dates of Operation or Period of Information:
- No 34 Elementary Flying Training School
- Formed – December 1941
- Taken over by the company that formerly ran No 14 Elementary Flying Training School at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – 3 July 1942.
- Disbanded – January 1944
- No 25 Elementary Flying Training School
- Formed – January 1944
- Disbanded – 28 July 1944
- Relief Landing Field – Lethburn
Date / Reason for Closure:
- The Publication On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) lists the Aerodrome as “Assiniboia” – See photos on this page.
Current Status: Civilian Airfield, All original buildings removed
On Track – 1978
Location – Google Map
Daily Diary – Links – No. 34 Elementary Flying Training School
School was disbanded and No 25 EFTS was formed at Assiniboia.
Daily Diary – Links – No. 25 Elementary Flying Training School
The school was disbanded 28 July 1944.
This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 34 Elementary Flying Training School and other sources. The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Assiniboia, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 19 personnel.
2 November 1942
13 December 1942
18 December 1942
27 January 1943
16 April 1943
12 June 1943
16 June 1943
29 June 1943
1 July 1943
13 July 1943
28 December 1943
19 January 1944
1122 – Tiger Moth
The following personnel were recommended for courts martial and a file was created on the Charged Offence, not all Offences were tried. This list is not complete but I will be working my way through the reels in the upcoming months.
- Flying Officer Reginald Gordon Burke (RAF-151224)
- Charged with flying Offences
- Trial Date – 4 February 1944
- File is 68 pages
- Member was found guilty and sentenced to Dismissal from His Majesties Service.
- Flight Lieutenant Anthony Glyndwr Davies (RAF-40806)
- Charged with flying offences
- Trial Date – 6 November 1942
- File is 85 pages
- Member was found guilty and sentenced to loss of seniority.
- Squadron Leader Henry Marsden (RAF-70445)
- Charges were laid after member was posted to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
- Charged with:
- 7 Counts of In a daily flying log and flight authorization form, signed by him. Being privy to the making of a false statement.
- 2 counts of Neglect to the prejudice of Good Order and Air Force discipline.
- Trial Date – 11 October 1943
- File is 246 pages
- member was found not guilty of all charges.
No 25 Elementary Flying Training School
No 34 Elementary Flying Training School
For More information – External Links
- MilitaryBruce.com – Canadian Military History by Bruce Forsyth
- Site Plan:
- Aerodrome Disposal File: