Base / Station: Oberon

Dates of Operation:

Role: Secondary Relief Field(R2) to Carberry

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Unit Duties / Information: The airfield at Oberon was constructed as an auxiliary landing and take-off strip for No. 33 Service Flying Training School(SFTS) at Carberry which was opened _____. The creation of this extra field provided a decrease in the amount of time spent at No. 33 SFTS by students. In this manner, they were prepared for operational training units and, consequently, for placement with overseas units.

Aircraft Flown: see No. 33 SFTS Carberry

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Commanding Officers: N/A

Date / Reason for closure: The field at Oberon was closed at the same time as was the school at Carberry

Reference:

RCAF Aerodrome Oberon, Manitoba. Image from the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.