RCAF Station Mount Pleasant

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RCAF Station Mount Pleasant was a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) station in Mount Pleasant, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Two of its runways remain in use by members of the Experimental Aircraft Association.[1]

The aerodrome opened during World War II in 1940 under the auspices of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP); it was intended to serve as a relief landing field for No. 9 Service Flying Training School, which was located at nearby RCAF Station Summerside.

In September 1943, RCAF Station Mount Pleasant evolved from a relief field to a full training facility when it began hosting No. 10 Bombing and Gunnery School (B&GS)[1] . Aircraft used for this training include the Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke and Westland Lysander. No. 10 B&GS ceased operation in June 1945.

The airfield was used as a storage depot for a short time before being decommissioned by the RCAF in 1947.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hatch, F. J. (1983). The Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1939-1945. Ottawa: Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. ISBN 0660114437. 

Coordinates: 46°35′54″N 064°00′24″W / 46.59833°N 64.00667°W / 46.59833; -64.00667 (RCAF Station Mount Pleasant)