Base / Station: Souris

Dates of Operation: 1943 – 1945

Integral Units: No. 17 SFTS

Unit Duties / Information: No. 17 Service Flying Training School was opened at Souris March 8, 1943 in order to provide a site for advanced pilot training. It was at Service Flying Schools that pilots received specialized training toward flying either fighters or bombers.

Aircraft Flown: Anson and Harvard

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Date / Reason for closure: The school was closed March 30, 1945, the end of the BCATP agreement. Pilot training requirements had reduced dramatically and it was felt by all members of the BCATP agreement that there was no need to continue on with its operation.

Current Status: civilian airfield, two runways active, rest

     overgrown, no base buildings exist

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RCAF Aerodrome Souris, Manitoba. Image frome the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases c.1942