Base / Station:  Burtch

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:   8 Aug 41-30 Mar 45

  • declared surplus 24 Sept ’45

Integral Units:

Unit Duties / Information: 

  • relief field for Hagersville
  • as of the begining of 1941, the aerodrome was assigned as the R2  for No 5 SFTS, Brantford. 
  • Also used by No 4 Wireless School, Guelph ’41-’44
  • No 16 SFTS takes over 5 Oct 1944

Facility Discription:

  • as at Feb 1941:
    • No buildings 
    • No runways

Aircraft Flown: 

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure:    30 Mar 1945, reduced need for aircrew

Current Status:  abandoned N43 03 W80 17, condition unknown

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

Related documents:

  • Memo from Robert Leckie 12 Feb 1941 debating the assignment of a training aerodrome for No 4 Wireless School in Guelph.