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Re: RCAF History Forum

#476 Post by Moose47 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:18 pm

G'day

Here is a Curtiss-Reid Rambler Mk. II carrying the Canadian government registration G-CYXC. It was built by the Curtiss-Reid Aircraft Company of Cartierville, Quebec. This aircraft was one of two of the type taken on strength by the Royal Canadian Air Force on the 17th of October, 1929. While still on strength with the R.C.A.F., it was given the Canadian civil aircraft registration CF-CDY on the 7th of March, 1932. It was later loaned to the Brandon Flying Club on the 26th of March, 1934.

G-CYXC was damaged beyond repair on the 12th of July, 1934 at Napinka, Manitoba after the pilot stalled it while taking off from a framer's field. It was struck off strength on the 18th of September, 1936 from the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Incidentally, Napinka is located is the extreme south-west corner of Manitoba.

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#477 Post by Moose47 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:35 pm

G'day

Here is a Lockheed Hudson Mk. III, s/n BW628 from No. 122 (Composite) Squadron based at R.C.A.F. Station Patricia Bay (now Victoria International Airport), British Columbia. It was acquired through Lend-Lease (Requisition No. 62, 2467 and Contract No. DA-5).

Hudson s/n BW628 was taken on strength with the R.C.A.F.'s Eastern Air Command at Halifax, Nova Scotia on the 5th of February, 1942. It was immediately allocated to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, Nova Scotia. While at Debert, it was involved in one minor accident. On the 26th of June, 1942, it sustained Category C5 damaged after the pilot Sergeant E. L. Downey, taxied into Hudson s/n BW437. Downey's aircraft struck the port elevator while he was preparing to depart for a night time solo flight

Hudson s/n BW628 was put into storage on the 22nd of May, 1944. On the 9th of December, 1944, it was transferred to No. 122 (Composite) Squadron at R.C.A.F. Station Patricia Bay, B.C. The squadron was known as the 'Flying Joe Boys' and also to a lesser extent, the 'Flying Nightmares'. On the 13th of March, 1945 it was sent out for Air Sea Rescue modifications. Note the air droppable life boat it is carrying. When released, it descended by parachute. The aircraft was later equipped in December, 1945 with ASV (Air-to-Surface Vessel) radar.

This Hudson was taken off strength with the R.C.A.F. on the 14th of December, 1948 and disposed of by War Assets.

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#478 Post by Old Dog Flying » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:43 pm

Here is another Hudson that was converted to a VIP transport and used on the West coast until being sold off by Crown Assets to be used as an airliner

In 1:48 scale of course
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Re: RCAF History Forum

#479 Post by Moose47 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:41 pm

G'day

It's quiz time again.

Today we have 1/2 of an airship. The other half has the name on it, so that's why I did not post the entire photo.

Good Luck!

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#480 Post by fleet16b » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:58 pm

British Airship R101
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Re: RCAF History Forum

#481 Post by Moose47 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:39 pm

G'day

Looks like I stumped everyone on this. Fleet16b was very close though. The airship is the R-100. After a flight from Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, it arrived to the docking facility at St. Hubert, Quebec on the 1st of August, 1930. While in Canada, it made a flight in Ontario and then returned to St. Hubert. R-100 departed for England on the 13th of August, 1930.

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#482 Post by Moose47 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:43 pm

G'day

This is a Keystone Puffer wearing the Canadian government registration G-CYZI. It was one of two of the type, G-CYZI was taken on strength with the R.C.A.F. on the 13th of June, 1927. The aircraft served with No. 4 (Operations) Squadron at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. One of its duties was spraying forests in Cape Breton. This aircraft was struck of strength on the 22nd of October, 1932.

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#483 Post by Moose47 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:46 pm

G'day

Here we have an Avro Wright T. S, (Two Seat) Patrol, Canadian government registration
G-CYGK. It was the sole example of the type and taken on strength with the R.C.A.F. on
the 14th of July, 1925. The aircraft was later given the R.C.A.F. serial number 12.
It served with No. 1 (Operations) Wing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The aircraft was severely
damaged on the 16th of July, 1929, and subsequently written off. It was struck off strength
on the 17th of January, 1930.

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#484 Post by Moose47 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:30 am

B-17 Crash at Mud Lake

This tragic accident happened at approximately 23:00 hours on the 21st of November, 1943. Authorities at R.C.A.F. Station Goose Bay, Labrador were notified at 14:30 hours on the 22nd of November by natives who came across the crash site. Up to that point it had been the worst crash since the inception of the station. On the 23rd of November, the crash was deemed a total loss and the Americans took over salvage operations.

The aircraft was a Boeing B-17G-5-BO Flying Fortress, United States Army Air Force serial number 42-31219. It was built by Boeing in Seattle, Washington and the construction number was 6333. The aircraft was delivered to the U.S.A.A.F. on the 4th of October, 1943 after work was done on it by Continental Airlines at the Boeing Modification Centre at Denver Municipal Airport (Denver, Colorado). It was assigned to the 710th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) of the 447th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on the 21st of November, 1943.

Sixty two B-17's departed Harvard Army Air Field, Nebraska between the 8th and 12th of November, 1943 for the trans-Atlantic crossing for duty with the Eighth Air Force from their new home at R.A.F. Rattlesden (U.S.A.A.F. Station 126) located 9 miles south-east of Bury. St. Edmonds in Suffolk, County. The squadron's tail code was IJ.

Sixty aircraft arrived in England but two were lost enroute. B-17G s/n 42-31219 was one of them. This B-17 crashed into Mud Lake as a result of a mid-air explosion shortly after take-off from R.C.A.F. Station Goose Bay.

Note: It has been erroneously recorded and as a consequence perpetuated that the accident took place 30 miles east of Goose Bay over Lake Melville.

Crew 75-37 of B-17G s/n 42-31219 were as follows:

Aircraft Commander
O-024092 Captain Lester Stroud White from Missouri

Co-Pilot
O-751125 2nd Lieutenant Frank W. Haag – he enlisted in Washington, D.C.

Bombardier
O- 738818 2nd Lieutenant Thomas P. Cameron from Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Navigator
O-748084 2nd Lt Gilligan Moseley from Georgia

Aerial Engineer-Gunner
12149319 Technical Sergeant Martin B. Slattery from Rhode Island

Assistant Aerial Engineer-Gunner
38249797 Sergeant Lorenz Kirchoff – from Texas. His body was not recovered and is still listed as missing

Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner
12172664 Technical Sergeant Alfred Haag from Renneslaer Falls, New York

Assistant Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner
32668089 Sergeant George J. Oakley Jr. from Utica, New York

Armorer-Gunner
39324149 Corporal Raymond Hodges from Oregon

Assistant Armorer-Gunner
38106156 Sergeant Augustus Gene Farmer from Collingsworth, Texas

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#485 Post by Moose47 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:39 pm

G'day

Its quiz time again folks. This one should be fairly easy for you. What type of aircraft is this and where was the photo taken.

I'll mail you a 'Roll up to Win" coffee tab if you can guess the year.

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#486 Post by Old Dog Flying » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:59 pm

DH Comet MkII, 1961.

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#487 Post by beech 18 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:04 pm

April 13, 2014

This photo was taken in 1967 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.
It is a photo of the R.C.A.F. Expediter flight line.
(Beech 18 aircraft).

An Avro 504 is performing a flyby.

Photographer not known.
Details of the photo not known.


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#488 Post by Moose47 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:13 pm

G'day Beech 18

Great photo and thanks for posting it.

The Avro 504K was part of a cross-Canada Centennial tour that included a CF-101 Voodoo and CF-104 Starfighter.

The CT-128 Expediters are from No. 3 Advanced Flying School which operated them until February, 1970 at Portage.

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#489 Post by Moose47 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:23 pm

G'day Barney

Right basic ident but wrong version. Wrong date too.

Keep trying!

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#490 Post by linecrew » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:35 am

Comet I of 412 squadron.

Could this be the initial delivery of 5301 in 1953 on it's way to Uplands? It came across from the UK via Keflavik and Iceland...not sure which place the pic would've been taken.
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#491 Post by Moose47 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:13 pm

G'day linecrew

Good try!

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#492 Post by Censo » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:47 pm

Sorry for the off topic post but I was just wondering the number of service years one must go through with the ROTP program for pilot..? Cheers
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#493 Post by oldncold » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:43 am

chris are you the same guy that was in 121ku sea island sqn in the early 60's if so pm me
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#494 Post by Moose47 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:22 am

G'day

The Royal Canadian Air Force has the distinction of being the first air force in the world to use purely jet-powered transport aircraft. The R.C.A.F. purchased two de Havilland DH-106 Mk. IA's and brought them into service on the 29th of April, 1953. They were serial numbers 5301 and 5303. Both aircraft served with No. 412 'Falcon' (T) Squadron based at R.C.A.F. Station Uplands, Ontario. They aircraft were converted to Mk. IXB standards in January, 1957. The Comet served the R.C.A.F. well until being struck off strength on the 20th of July, 1965.

The photo was taken at R.C.A.F. Station Whitehorse on the 29th of March, 1958.

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#495 Post by Moose47 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:25 am

G'day

Here is the next quiz.

What type of aircraft is this? A small hint 'Boobs'.

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#496 Post by roscoe » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:55 am

Hawker Tomtit, a trainer type.
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#497 Post by Moose47 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:57 pm

G'day roscoe

It is indeed a Hawker Tomtit.

The Royal Canadian Air Force brought two on strength on the 15th of May, 1930. They first served with No. 112 (Army Co-operation) Squadron (Auxiliary) at R.C.A.F. Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. From there, Tomtit s/n 139 served with No. 1 Air Armament School at R.C.A.F. Station Camp Borden, Ontario. Both Tomtits were loaned to No. 2 (Army Co-operation) Squadron at R.C.A.F. Station Trenton, Ontario from No. 7 (General Purpose) Squadron's Communications Flight at R.C.A.F. Station Ottawa.

They finally served with No. 12 (Communications) Flight which was formed at R.C.A.F. Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on the 10th of September 1939. The Flight had been formed from the Air Force Headquarters Communications Flight which in turn had been the Communications Flight, also known as the General Purpose Flight, of No. 7 (General Purpose) Squadron. The Flight was re-designated as No. 12 (Communications) Unit on the 30th of July 1940 and then as No. 12 (Communications) Squadron on the 30th of August 1940.

In April, 1941, these aircraft were converted to instructional airframe status and given the new serial numbers A 130 and A 131 respectively. Both aircraft were struck off strength from the R.C.A.F. on the 24th of July, 1943.

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#498 Post by beech 18 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:01 pm

July 19, 2014

Bristol Freight.

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Unknown photographer.


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#499 Post by Moose47 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:22 pm

G'day Beech 18

What a nice shot, thanks for sharing it.

It is a Bristol Type 170 Freighter Mk. 31M, s/n 9699, one of two of the type used by the RCAF overseas. Both aircraft were taken on strength with the RCAF on 24th of March 1955 and later struck off strength on the 15th of May 1967.

This aircraft served with No. 137 (T) Flight at No. 30 Air Material Base Langar, Nottinghamshire in support of the RCAF's No. 1 Air Division. It was taken on strength with No. 109 Communications Flight at No. 2 (F) Wing, Grostenquin ( Gross Tin Can), France, sometime in late 1962 or early 1963.

No. 109 Communications Flight became No. 109 (KU) *KU - Composite Unit and moved to No. 1 Wing, Marville France. The last scheduled flight was made by a Bristol, when Bristol 9699 flew to Decimomannu and back on the 27th/28th of October, 1966.

Bristol Freighter s/n 9699 and coded GC*699 experienced a loss of control while landing in a strong crosswind at Orly Airport, Paris France on the 16th of May 1958. The aircraft drifted off the runway and struck runway and taxi lights damaging both main gear tires. The aircraft was repaired. This aircraft later carried the RCAF Air Weapons Unit, Decimomannu, “Archer” crest on the tail in 1966.

Barney, care to share any memories of this aircraft type?

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#500 Post by Old Dog Flying » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:49 am

One of the two, can't remember the airframe, was on a GCA final at Marville late at night and the new controller mis-read the elevation scope indications resulting in a fatal crash. I believe it was New Years Eve 1963. The NPM-11 radar was faulty which to my recollection, gave a very elongated side lobe to the elevation presentation which in turn had the aircraft target placed well below the glidepath.

There was more to the story but... better left alone

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