RCAF Station Virden

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RCAF Station Virden is located in Manitoba
RCAF Station Virden
RCAF Station Virden
Location in Manitoba

RCAF Station Virden was a Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) flying training station located north of Virden, Manitoba, Canada. It was operated and administered by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and is now the site of Virden/R.J. (Bob) Andrew Field Regional Aerodrome.

Virden hosted No. 19 Elementary Flying Training School (19 EFTS). Flight instructors were civilian and were members of the Brandon-Virden Flying Club and the Moose Jaw Flying Club. Aircraft used include the de Havilland Tiger Moth and Fairchild Cornell. A relief (emergency) landing field was located near Lenore. No. 19 EFTS opened May 16, 1941, and closed December 15, 1944.

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