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Re: RCAF History Forum

#501 Post by Moose47 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:09 pm

G'day Barney

Freighter s/n 9696 and coded KC*A, crashed into a hill 1½ miles from Marville, France while on a GCA controlled approach on the 3rd of December 1955. The aircraft was written off.

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#502 Post by Old Dog Flying » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:54 pm

That was not the same date as I was in Germany when the one I mentioned happened.. 1955 was away too early.
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#503 Post by Moose47 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:12 pm

G'day Barney

How about Freighter s/n 9697 and coded GC*697 which crashed on the 31st of December 1963 at Marville, France while landing in bad weather?

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#504 Post by Old Dog Flying » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:20 pm

That was the one that I was thinking about Chris.
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#505 Post by beech 18 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:41 am

August 09, 2014

Was the CL-84 part of the Canadian Armed Forces or
was it only a Canadair test program?

A photo of it operating off the USS Guam.

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#506 Post by Old Dog Flying » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:59 am

The CL-84 was a Canadair test vehicle and given the mentality of the government of the time, would never been purchased by the military

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#507 Post by Moose47 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:19 pm

G'day Barney and Beech

Two of three Canadair CL-84 Dynaverts ordered, were on strength with the Canadian Armed Forces and spent time at C.E.P.E. as well as the Naval Air Test Centre at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. They were given the serial numbers CX8401 and CX8402 and CX8403.

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#508 Post by Old Dog Flying » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:33 pm

Thanks Chris.

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#509 Post by pei » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:48 pm

Have been following this forum for a couple of years but thought this picture might be interesting so this is my first post.
Anyone know which serial number this was? Picture taken in Marville July/August 1962.
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#510 Post by pei » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:21 pm

Correction.
The 170 photo above may have been taken at RAF Northolt after a flight from RCAF Marville. Sorry for the size, live & learn.
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#511 Post by Moose47 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:00 am

G'day

Thanks for the great shot.

This Bristol Freighter is from the RCAF's No. 137 Transport Flight based at Langar, Nottinghamshire.

Langar was under the control of the RCAF's No. 1 Air Division H.Q. at Metz, Moselle, France.

Sorry I can not give you a serial number but there were only six aircraft by the time the photo was taken. Would you like the serial numbers?

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#512 Post by Moose47 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:59 pm

G'day

This was Canada's first carrier-based aircraft. It served aboard the carrier HMCS Doubtful with VT-603 in the early 1930's

Just kidding, this is a Fairchild FC-2W with the Canadian Government registration G-CYZQ. It was taken on strength with the Royal Canadian Air Force on the 4th of June 1928. The aircraft first served with No. 1 Photographic Detachment out of High River, Alberta, The unit also carried out photographic work in British Columbia and customs patrols in 1929. In 1930, No. 1 P.D. was transferred to Vancouver for west coast operations. The unit was re-designated as No. 1 General Purpose Detachment in 1932. This aircraft then served with No. 1 (Operations) Squadron at RCAF Station Jericho Beach, B.C.

G-CYXQ was severely damaged when a snowstorm collapsed the hangar roof onto the aircraft at Jericho Beach on the 20th of January 1935. The aircraft was subsequently written off.

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#513 Post by beech 18 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:33 am

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Canadian Forces and a Junkers.

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#514 Post by Moose47 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:00 pm

G'day Beech 18

The photo may have been taken by a Canadian military photo tech or by Robert S. Grant
The CC-129 Dakota s/n 12957, is from 402 'City of Winnipeg' Squadron at CFB Winnipeg. It was nicknamed 'Millennium Falcon'.

Here's the story on it: http://wcam.mb.ca/1022/junkers-ju-52-cf-arm/

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#515 Post by Moose47 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:12 pm

G'day Beech 18

I can now confirm it is a DND photo.

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#516 Post by Moose47 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:18 pm

G'day

Its time for another quiz folks. This series will focus on aircraft noses and hence be called: 'Who Nose?'

Here is the first aircraft.

Barney, you are disqualified from answering because you already know what it is (-:
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Re: RCAF History Forum

#517 Post by Blakey » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:31 pm

Did it scream like a Banshee?
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#518 Post by Old Dog Flying » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:50 pm

Disqualify that beast...it ain't RCAF!
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#519 Post by Moose47 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:53 pm

G'day

This is indeed a McDonnell F2H- Banshee of the Royal Canadian Navy's VF870 about to be catapulted of the deck of HMCS Bonaventure (CV22). The 39 aircraft entered service with the RCN between 1955 and 1958. As a result of shifting defence priorities to anti-submarine warfare and the all too familiar budget cuts, the last of the aircraft were retired in September 1962. During its short operational career in Canada, 12 aircraft were lost in accidents. That is a very high attrition rate.

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#520 Post by Old Dog Flying » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:39 pm

I was working in Greenwood Tower and remember all too well when the first delivery flight was off Yarmouth when the first Banjo disappeared. It was never found

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#521 Post by Moose47 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:48 pm

G'day Barney

That would have been on the 22nd of April 1956. Bu.No. 126330 was being ferried from Naval Air Station Quonset, Rhode Island by Lieutenant Lieutenant Donald Ainslee 'Duke' Wardrop of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Wardrop was a Second World War and Korean War veteran aassigned to VX-10 (Experimental) Squadron based at H.M.C.S. Shearwater, Nova Scotia. He vanished in clouds near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. There was an massive search for him but sadly to no avail. The RCN accident investigation board suspected that he encountered problems with his breathing equipment which resulted in hypoxia. Incidentally, the Royal Canadian Navy kept the U.S. Navy Bureau Numbers instead of assigning Canadian serial numbers.

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#522 Post by Moose47 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:58 pm

Who Nose? No. 2
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#523 Post by Old Dog Flying » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:07 pm

Halifax!
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#524 Post by Moose47 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:15 am

G'day Barney

Extra points if you tell me what Mk. it is.

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#525 Post by Old Dog Flying » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:41 am

With the unusual nose it could be a MkII
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