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RCAF Station Moose Jaw

General Information

Base / Station: Moose Jaw

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Period(s) of Use: 1941 – Present

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  • The Publication On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) lists the Aerodrome as “Moose Jaw” – See photos on this page.
On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978)
Moose Jaw Aerodrome (Part 2)
RCAF Aerodrome Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Image from the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases c.1942
On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978)
Moose Jaw Aerodrome (Part 1)

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“Prairie Flier”

1944

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February

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April

May

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July

August

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Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No 32 Service Flying Training School, No 2 Flying Training School, and No 431 Squadron and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 75 personnel.

23 January 1941

26 April 1941

5 May 1941

20 May 1941

2 July 1941

12 July 1941

27 August 1941

28 August 1941

6 January 1942

14 January 1942

28 January 1942

11 March 1942

18 July 1942

25 July 1942

20 September 1942

9 January 1943

12 April 1943

7 May 1943

17 June 1943

8 July 1943

21 July 1943

11 August 1943

18 August 1943

4 September 1943

13 March 1944

5 August 1953

29 October 1953

30 December 1953

22 September 1954

5 May 1955

6 July 1956

9 January 1957

21 May 1958

6 October 1964

27 July 1965

28 July 1965

8 October 1966

13 June 1967

13 July 1969

30 July 1969

20 March 1972

10 June 1972

22 August 1973

31 May 1976

3 April 1978

3 May 1978

30 October 1979

16 April 1980

5 June 1989

3 September 1989

10 December 1998

21 July 2003

10 December 2004

18 May 2007

9 October 2008

17 May 2020

Notable Alumni

Aircraft List

  • Mutiny – from the ORB.
    • on 16 July 1943 a group of airmen decided to stage a protest of orders issued by the commanding officer of No. 32 SFTS. There is no mention of this, on the date of the offence in the ORB. The first mention of the mutiny was on 4 October 1943 in the ORB when the men were put to General Courts Martial. The Courts Martial continued until 14 October. At that time 2 members were acquitted. Between the October and November sections of the ORB there is a discipline appendix dated 16 July 1943 that details the event. On 12 November 1943 the station was ordered on parade and the sentences of the 13 remaining airmen was promulgated. The pulmigation is detailed starting on page 1136 of the ORB. All members found guilty of participating in the mutiny were sentenced to between 9 and 18 months of detention. At some point in the future I will add more to this.

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