Base / Station: High River

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:  1921-44

Integral Units: 

  • Air Board
  • No.2 Ops Sqn
  • No.5 EFTS

Remote Units:

Unit Duties / Information:   

  • Air Board aircraft and pers, no unit designation
  • No.2 Sqn formed July 1925 for photography/mapping and forrestry patrols; placed on care & maintenance status on 1 April 1931 and not reformed
  • No.5 EFTS

Aircraft Flown:

  • Air Board
    • DH-4
  • No.2 Sqn
    • DH-4,
    • Avro 522,
    • Avro 504
  • No.5 EFTS
    • Moth,
    • Cornell
    • Pigeons (?)

Commanding Officers:

  • Major Croil  1921-23
  • Squadron Leader Cuffe 1923-27
  • Flight Lieutenant Collis 1927-28
  • Flight Lieutenant Walsh 1928-31
  • **airfield closed until 1941**

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure: 

  • 1 April 1931, placed on care & Maintenance status for budgetary reasons
  • 15 December 1944 reduced requirement for aircrew

Current Status: unknown, probably abandoned

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RCAF Aerodrome High River, Alberta. Image frome the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.

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