Base / Station: Neepawa
Dates of Operation: 1942 – 1944
- No. 35 EFTS
- No. 26 EFTS
Unit Duties / Information: The RAF opened an Elementary Flying Training School at Neepawa March 30, 1942. On August 24, 1942 the school was taken over by the Moncton Flying Club and thusly incorporated into the BCATP. It was later redesignated No. 26 EFTS on January 30, 1944.
Aircraft Flown: Tiger Moth, Cornell
Date / Reason for closure: No. 26 EFTS was closed August 25, 1944 well in advance of the expiration of BCATP but in response to the reduced requirement for new pilots.
Current Status: civilian airfield, most runways/taxiways still exist, possibly one or 2 buildings remain.
- Located under “ 35 Elementary Flying Training School (Neepawa) & No. 26 Elementary Flying Training School:”
- Site Plan: