Base / Station: Valley River
Period(s) of Use: 1941 – 1945
Role: Secondary Relief Field(R2) to Dauphin
- Manitoba Land Description: 4-26-20-W1
- Google Maps Coordinates: 51°13’16.4″N 100°12’55.6″W
Unit Duties / Information:
The airfield at Valley River was constructed as an auxiliary landing and take-off strip for No. 10 SFTS at Dauphin which was opened March 5, 1941. The creation of this extra field provided an decrease in the amount of time spent at No. 10 by students. In this manner, they were prepared for operational training units and, consequently, for placement with overseas units.
Aircraft Flown: see No. 10 SFTS Dauphin
Financial Impact: $68,016 (total cost of construction to 15 Mar 1942)
Date / Reason for closure:
The field at Valley River was closed at the same time as was the school at Dauphin – April 14, 1945.