|Near Chatham, New Brunswick in Canada|
Base Rescue Moose Jaw CH-118 Iroquois helicopters at CFB Moose Jaw, 1982. Aircraft of this type performed the same role at CFB Chatham.
|Owner||Dept of National Defence (Canada)|
|Elevation||90 feet (27 m) AMSL|
Canadian Forces Base Chatham or CFB Chatham was a Canadian Forces Base located immediately south of the town of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada. Parts are now operating as Miramichi Municipal Airport since 1974 with a partial runway available (09/27 - asphalt).
From 1970 until 1985 Chatham had a Base Rescue Flight operating three CH-118 Huey helicopters. When the CF-101 Voodoo interceptors were retired, the CH-118s were redeployed to Base Flight Cold Lake.
In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed at with a Var. 24 degrees 30' W and elevation of 90 feet (27 m). Three runways were listed as follows:
|11/29||5,000 feet (1,524 m)||150 feet (46 m)||Hard surfaced|
|16/34||5,000 feet (1,524 m)||150 feet (46 m)||Hard surfaced|
|5/23||5,000 feet (1,524 m)||150 feet (46 m)||Hard surfaced|
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- 1942 No. 113 (Bomber-Reconnaissance) Squadron - Lockheed Hudson
- 1943 No. 119 (Bomber-Reconnaissance) Squadron - Lockheed Hudson
- 1941-1942 No. 21 Elementary Flying Training School
- 1941-1945 No. 10 Air Observer School
- 1949-1950s - airbase with Canadair Sabres and de Havilland Vampires
- 1949-1951 No. 421 Squadron RCAF
- late 1950-1960s Golden Hawks - Canadair Sabres
- 1962-1984 No. 416 Squadron RCAF - McDonnell CF-101 Voodoos and Base Rescue Flight - CH-118 Hueys
- 1984-1989 No. 434 Squadron RCAF - Canadair CF-5s and Base Rescue Flight - CH-118 Hueys
- Staff writer (c. 1942). Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 1. Royal Canadian Air Force. p. 43.
- AEROWARE / RCAF.com (n.d.). "Bell CH-118 IROQUOIS". Archived from the original on 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
- Military Bruce Historical Writings by Bruce Forsyth
- 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