Location/Base: Trenton, Ont

Years in Use: 31 Aug (10 Sept) ’31-

Units:

  • No 6 Torpedo Bomber Sqn ’35-
  • No 1 Fighter Sqn  -’38
  • No 3 Bomber Sqn ’35-’37
  • No 2 Army Co-Operation Sqn   ’35-’37, late ’38-  1936?
  • Schools
    • Army Co-Operation,
    • air navigation
    • seaplane
    • technical
    • equipment [’37],
    • flying [’37] and
    • armaments [’37](Air Armament School)
  • Central Flying School
    • Absorbed from Home War Establishment
    • Opened 1 Feb 1940
  • No 1 Flying Instructor’s School-1 Aug 1942-31 Jan 1945
  • No1 Air Navigation School
    • Absorbed from Home War Establishment
    • Opened 1   Feb 1940
    • moved to Rivers MB 23 Nov ’40
    • redesignated Central Nav School 11 May 42
    • closed 15 Sept ’45
  • No 6 Repair Depot
  • 1 Composite Training School
  • Reselection Centre, School of Administration
  • No 1 Training Command HQ  [6 June ’44]
  • No 1 Air Command HQ [10 Aug ’45]
  • Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit
  • No 129 Acceptance and Ferry Flight
  • No 4 Operational Training Unit (T) [1 Apr ’58]
  • Air Transport Command- HQ 1959-
  • 426 (Transport) Sqn
  • 102 Composite Unit
  • Operational Training Unit
  • School of Meterology
  • School of Instructional Techniques
  • Training Standards Establishment
  • No 2 Air Movements Unit
  • Mobile Training Unit changed to No 4 Field Technical Training Unit     
  • No 6 Repair Depot
  • Training Command HQ [1 Apr ’58]
  • No 437 (T) Sqn [1 Feb ’68]

Aircraft Types:

  • Avro Atlas
  • Fairchild 71 seaplanes
  • Super 71
  • Fairchild 51
  • Fleets
  • Tiger Moths
  • Norsemen
  • Shark Seaplanes
  • Vancouver flying boats
  • Vedette flying boats
  • Wapiti- AAS, No 3 (B),
  • Siskin- No 3 (B), No 1 (F)
  • CC-106 Yukons,
  • North Stars,
  • Boeing 707s,
  • Hercules,
  • Canso,
  • Expeditors,
  • Dakotas,
  • C-119,
  • Albatross,
  • Caribou,
  • CC-109 Cosmopolitan ?

Commanding Officers:

  • F/L J.T. O’Brien-Saint 31 Aug ’31- Nov ’31 ??
  • S/L H.W. Hewson Nov ’31 ??-
  • G/C D.J Williams ?’61?

Financial Impact:

Date/Reason for Closure/Current Status:

Magazine: Contact

  • Files courtesy of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
    • June 1942
      Link coming soon
    • July 1942
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    • August 1942
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    • September 1942
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    • October 1942
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    • November 1942
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    • March 1944
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RCAF Aerodrome Trenton, Ontario. Image from the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.