Base / Station: Dauphin

Dates of Operation: 1941 – 1945

Integral Units: No. 10 SFTS

Remote Units:

  • Primary Relief Landing Field – North Junction (R1)
  • Secondary Relief Landing Field – Valley River (R2)

Unit duties / Information: No. 10 Service Flying Training School was opened here as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan March 5, 1941. This school was responsible for advanced pilot training.

Aircraft Flown:

  • Crane and
  • Harvard

Financial Impact: $1,880,617 (total cost of BCATP construction   to 15 Mar 1942)

Commanding Officers:

Date / Reason for closure: The school was closed April 14, 1945 in accordance with the BCATP agreement. The agreement had reached its end and, as a result of the progress of the      war, was not renewed – thus closing those BCATP stations that Canada decided it had no use for.

Current Status: civilian airfield runways/taxiways still exist, two hangars, some base buildings still exist

Relevant links:

Reference Books:

  • “Wings Over Dauphin – A History of a Forgotten Era” by Elsie Lesyk ISBN 1-55056-369-6 year 1995