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Old 24-11-13, 19:32
David Dunlop David Dunlop is offline
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Default RCAF Station Carberry, Manitoba

This airfield started life as an RAF Base in December 0f 1940, acting as home to No. 33 Service Flying Training School. It is unusual in design in that it consists of dual parallel runways on each side of the triangular layout. The more conventional pattern of the day was a single runway in each direction.

In 1942 the base was integrated into the BCATP and was in full operation until November of 1944 when it closed for active service and became an RCAF Aircraft Storage Depot.

In the latter part of the 1960's the property was sold and a potato processing plant was built on the site of the former hanger line.

The attached image is from a 1958 air photo. The resolution is not the best, but if you look closely, you can see four P-51 Mustangs lined up on the far side of the ramp, facing the three hangers. Several dozen passed through this facility, with the last being sold off in the early 1960's. All of the 402 Sqn City of Winnipeg Mustangs ended up here, along with some 403 and 443 Sqn aircraft as well.

David
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