RCAF Station Caron

General Information

Base / Station:    Caron

Province: Saskatchewan

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:  1942-45


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

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”




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 Post Has One Comment

  1. Neil Turner

    I’m working with Joel From on an authentic, accurate and flyable model of 33EFTS for the Xplane Flight Sim. It will be available spring ’23 as a free download from the XP Forum (scenery section) for any who have XPlane 11.
    Dad was at Caron late ’43 on his way to becoming a Lancaster pilot with Pathfinders. The model is a memorial to him, the personnel of Caron and every other member of the BCATP team.
    Neil Turner

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