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RCAF Station Saskatoon

General Information

Base / Station: Saskatoon

Province: Saskatchewan

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:

  • 16 Sept 40-30 Mar 45
  • 1 Jan 52-1 Oct 62

Units:

  • No.4 SFTS
    • Role: Intermediate training to wings level on multi engine aircraft.
    • School Formed effective 16 September 1940.
    • Reformed as a shadow/ reserve training school 30 March 1945
    • Disbanded 14 June 1945
    • Aircraft Flown
      • Anson,
      • Crane
  • 1 Instrument Flying School
    • Role: instrument flying training and development
    • Closed: – 23 Jan 56, combined with 1 AFS
    • Aircraft Flown:
      • Expeditor
  • 1 Advanced Flying School
    • Role: advanced jet training
    • Moved to Rivers – 1 October 1962
    • Aircraft Flown:
      • T-33
  • Primary Relief Landing Field (R1) – Vanscoy
  • Secondary Relief Landing Field (R2) – Osler

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure: 

Site Evolution:

  • The Publication On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) lists the Aerodrome as “Saskatoon” – See photos on this page.

Current Status:   civil airfield, CYXE

On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) Saskatoon Aerodrome (Part 2)
RCAF Aerodrome Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.
On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) Saskatoon Aerodrome (Part 1)

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine
“Reconnaissance”

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, Manitoba has created a transcription of this Daily Diary.
Their web site is AirMuseum.ca


Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 4 Service Flying Training School and other sources. The list may not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Saskatoon(Airport). With input from various sources, so far there were 27 deaths of service personnel that were stationed at Saskatoon(Airport).

Aircraft List

Course List – No 4 Service 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 517 November 194037 Graduates
Course 820 December 194038 Graduates
Course 1228 January 194142 Graduates
Course 1513 December 194021 February 194149 Graduates
Course 17
Course 1921 January 1941
Course 2118 February 1941
Course 8428 June 194315 October 194343 Graduates
Course 8626 July 194312 November 194342 Graduates

Notable Alumni

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