Location/Base: Borden, Ont

Years in Use: 1917- present

Units:

  • RFC Station Borden-work begins 4 Feb ’17, ops begin mid-Mar, officially taken over 2 May ’17 (five sqns and School of Aerial Gunnery formed mid-Apr -later renamed School of Aerial Fighting and moved to Beamsville, and new School of Armament formed- presumed to be at Borden)
  • Later renamed No 42 Wing (Camp Borden)
  • 1917- No 42 Wing- 78, 79, 80, 81 & 82 Canadian Reserve Squadrons
  • 1918- No 43 Wing- 80, 86, 87, 88, 92 & 93 Canadian Training Squadrons

 

  • No 2 Technical Training School -Nov ’39
  • No1 Service Flying Training School– 1Nov ’39 (Absorbed from Home War Establishment) to 31 Mar 46
  • No 2 Technical Training School Mar ’46-
  • Trade Introductory School
  • Aircraft Trades School
  • Armament School
  • Fire Fighting School
  • School of Flying Control
  • Supervisors’ Service Training School
  • Training Standards Establishment Detachment
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Aircraft Types: 

          1917-1919

  • JN-4

1919-1939

  • Armstrong-Whitworth (AW) Siskin IIIA
  • Fairchild FC-2
  • de Havilland DH 9A
  • Avro 504
  • Gypsy Moth
  • Puss Moth
  • Hawk Moth
  • Reid Rambler
  • Avro Tutor
  • Avro Avian
  • Hawker Tomtit
  • Fleet 2
  • Consilidated Courier
  • AW Atlas
  • Avro 621
  • Fairchid 51

No1 SFTS-Harvard, Yale

Commanding Officers:

  • W/C G.M. Croill [late 20s/early 30s?]
  • W/C A.L. Cuffe [early 30s-33]
  • G/C? Reginald Collis ’37-’39

 

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