RCAF Station Caron

General Information

Base / Station:    Caron

Province: Saskatchewan

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:  1942-45

Units:

Aircraft Flown:

  • Tiger Moth

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure:

  • 14 January 1944, school closed,
  • field became relief for Moose Jaw until October 1944

Post RCAF Evolution:

  • The Publication On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) – Does Not list this Aerodrome

Current Status:  abandoned, one hangar and several base buildings still exist used by bible college; ramp provides foundation for several houses; imprint of runways can still be seen from the air

RCAF Aerodrome Caron, Saskatchewan.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
c.1942

Location – Google Map

YouTube Videos

Not sure what building it was but likely a former BCATP…

Photo Gallery

Commemorative Plaque, Caron, Saskatchewan – Facebook Photo by Peter Whitfield

Station Magazine
“Moth Monthly”

Station Magazine
“The Tailspin”

1944

January

Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No 33 Elementary Flying Training School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Caron, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 10 personnel.

Notable Alumni

Aircraft List

Related documents:

Course List – No 33 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
Course 819 July 194348 Graduates
Course 8223 July 194355 Graduates
Course 837 August 194348 Graduates
Course 8421 August 194344 Graduates

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