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RCAF Station Swift Current

General Information

Base / Station: Swift Current

Province: Saskatchewan

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:  

  • 15 December 1941 – 24 March 1944


Unit Duties / Information:  

Aircraft Flown:  Oxford

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure:   21 Mar 44, reduced need for aircrew

Site Evolution:

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

Current Status:   civil airfield, CYYN

RCAF Aerodrome Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.

On Track – 1978

On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978)
Swift Current Aerodrome (Part 1)
On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978)
Swift Current Aerodrome (Part 2)

Location – Google Map

Station Magazine

Daily Diary – Links – No. 32 Elementary Flying Training School

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


This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 39 (Royal Air Force) Service Flying Training School, No. 32 (Royal Air Force) Elementary Flying Training School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Swift Current, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains __ personnel.

Aircraft List

Courts Martial

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.

Course List
No 39 Service Flying Training School

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Kelly

    Under fatalities – Sergeant Edward Sowery should be moved to the date Nov 24th 1943 with the student Leading Aircraftman Colin Stewart Guttridge – according to the station logs

    1. Nathan Kachur

      Kelly, Thank you for pointing out this error. It has been corrected.

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