Location/Base: Aylmer, Ont

Years in Use: 3 July 1941 – 30 Sept 1961

Units:

  • No 14 Service Flying Training School– 3 Jul ’41- moved to Kingston, Ont 15 Aug ’44
  • No 1 Flight Engineers’ School– 1 Jul ’44- 31 Mar ’45- moved from Arnprior
  • No 103 Aircraft Holding Unit– 22 Sep ’44- 15 Nov ’44
  • Technical and Engineering School – End Mar ’45- 1 Mar ’46
  • No 1 Technical Training School– 1 Mar ’46- end ’48, reformed 2 April ’51, renamed Technical Officers Training School, later relocated to Centralia
  • No 2 Manning Depot– 1 May ’49
  • No 2 Composite Training School (No2 KTS) Apr ’51- June ’54 [absorbed into No1 TTS]
  • No 11 Examination Unit Oct ’51- ’51
  • Academic Training School May ’49-Oct ’50
    • Education centre to provide academic training to bring recruits up to RCAF standards
  • School of English-’49
  • No1 Personnel Selection Unit (Airmen) ’49 – March ’51 (moved to St             Johns, Que)
  • Aeronautical Engineering School May ’51-Jan ’54 became No1 TTS’s No1 Training Sqn
  • Support Services School-’60-
Aircraft Types:
  • No 14 SFTS-
    • Anson MkII,
    • Harvard MkII, MkIIB, MkIIA,
    • Yale
    • Walrus for air-sea rescue,
    • Lysanders to tow targets
  • No 1 FES-
    • Halifax,
    • Beauforts,
    • Hampdens,
    • Hurricanes,
    • Ansons,
    • Battles,
    • Finches,
    • Harvards,
    • Kittyhawks,
    • Moths
    • Bermudas,
    • Tomahawks,
    • Hudson

Commanding Officers:

  • W/C G.N. Irwin  3 Jul ’41-9 Jul ’43
  • S/L [W/C] Lew Ingram 9 Jul ’43- 6 Jan ’44, 22 Jun ’44- 15 Aug ’44
  • G/C G.E. Nash  6 Jan ’44- 22 Jun ’44
  • W/C A James remained w/ small SFTS det after 15 Aug ’44
  • S/L Adams OC FE school

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure/Current Status: 1961- transferred to Ont Government,

  • used mainly as Ontario Police College
  • hangers have been used as agricultural storage by Ont Flue Cured Tobacco Board, Elgin Co-operative and Canadian Canners
RCAF Aerodrome Aylmer, Ontario. Image from the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.