Base / Station: Mont Joli

Dates of Operation or Period of Information: 1939 – 1945

Integral Units:

  • No. 9 Bombing & Gunnery School
  • No. 130 (F) Squadron
  • No. 11 (BR) Squadron (Detachment from Dartmouth, NS)
  • No. 113 (BR) Squadron (Det from Yarmouth, NS)
  • No. 119 (BR) Squadron (Det from Sydney, NS)
  • No. 162 (BR) Squadron (Det from Yarmouth)
  • No. 5 (BR) Squadron (Det from Yarmouth and Gaspé)

Unit Duties / Information:

No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School was opened in Mont Joli December 15, 1941. It was opened under the BCATP and was used to train bombaimers and air gunners.

The other units were all home defence units and were used to provide convoy escorts and anti-submarine operations during the Second World War.

These units and detachments were based in Mont Joli during the following time periods:

  • No. 130: May 1 – July 13, 1942
  • No. 11: May 12 – June 11, 1942
  • No. 113:
    • July 6 – August 3, 1942
    • September 16 – December 23, 1942
  • No. 119:
    • August 2 – November 1, 1942
    • April 24 – November 30, 1943
  • No. 162:
    • October 10 – November 30, 1942
    • October 24 – November 26, 1943
  • No. 5: April 19 – May 21, 1945

Aircraft Flown:

  • No. 9 BGS –
    • Anson,
    • Battle,
    • Bolingbroke, and
    • Lysander
  • No. 130 –
    • Kittyhawk I
  • No. 11 –
    • Hudson III
  • No. 113 –
    • Hudson III
  • No. 119 –
    • Hudson III
  • No. 162 –
    • Canso A
  • No. 5 –
    • Canso A

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for closure:

See Unit Duties / Information for closing dates of home defence units.

No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School was closed April 14, 1945.

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RCAF Aerodrome Mont-Joli, Quebec. Image from the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.