Base / Station: Penhold

                                    RCAF Station Penhold 1940-Oct 44

                                    RCAF Station Penhold 12 May 52-May 65

                                    CFB Penhold May 65-Aug(?) 95

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:   1941-44, 1952-1995

Integral Units:

  • No.36 SFTS
  • No.4 FTS
  • 743 Comm Sqn
  • 43 Radar Sqn

Remote Units:

Unit Duties / Information:

  • No.36 SFTS 20 Aug 41-3 Nov 44 multi-engine school

  • No.4 FTS 25 May 52-19 May 65 advanced flight school

  • 743 Comm Sqn March 64-

  • 43 Radar Sqn Feb 64-       Pinetree site

Aircraft Flown:

  • No. 36 SFTS Oxford
  • No.4 FTS Harvard

Commanding Officers:

  • CO opening GC M.P. Martyn

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure: 

  • No.36 SFTS closed on 3 November 1944 due to reduced               requirement for aircrew

Current Status:  forms nucleus for larger industrial airfield, most original runways/taxiways/ramp and base buildings still exist

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