RCAF Station Fort Macleod

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RCAF Station Fort Macleod
Summary
Location south of Fort Macleod, Alberta
Built 1940
In use 1940-1944
Coordinates 49°42′00″N 113°25′00″W / 49.70000°N 113.41667°W / 49.70000; -113.41667Coordinates: 49°42′00″N 113°25′00″W / 49.70000°N 113.41667°W / 49.70000; -113.41667

RCAF Station Fort Macleod was a World War II British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) flying training station. Administrative and operational control was the responsibility of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The old station is located south of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada.

No. 7 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) began operation in December 1940, flying the twin engine Anson. The school closed in November 1944.[1]

After the war the station remained open and hosted No. 1 Repair Equipment and Maintenance Unit (1 REMU) which was responsible for storing and repairing RCAF aircraft. The station is now Fort Macleod Airport. Many of the old buildings used during the BCATP days can still be seen.

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.