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Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 10 Service Flying Training School (RM of Dauphin)

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This facility south of Dauphin, in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin, was used for training of pilots during the Commonwealth Air Training Plan of the Second World War. Buildings at this $1 million dollar site were erected by P. W. Graham & Sons of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan at a cost of $337,214, with plumbing tendered to F. W. Bumstead of Dauphin for $50,000. The school first opened to airmen on 5 March 1941, with an official ceremony later taking place on 15 April 1941.

The base had two relief fields, located northwest of Dauphin, where pilots unable to land here could go.

Commanding Officers

Period

Commanding Officer

1941

Wing Commander A. H. Wilson

1941-?

Squadron Leader Ernest Hutchison Glenn Moncrieff (1909-2000)

?-1942

?

1942-1944

Group Captain John C. Huggard

1944-1945

Group Captain A. B. Searle

Photos & Coordinates

Map of the No. 10 Service Flying Training School

Map of the No. 10 Service Flying Training School (1940s)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

Former Commonwealth Air Training Plan hangar at Dauphin Municipal Airport, now used for storage

Former Commonwealth Air Training Plan hangar at Dauphin Municipal Airport, now used for storage (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Stop butt used in riflery training at the former Commonwealth Air Training Plan facility

Stop butt used in riflery training at the former Commonwealth Air Training Plan facility (September 2015)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.10332, W100.05493
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: W. G. Barker Plaque (RM of Dauphin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 1 Air Navigation School (Wheatland, Municipality of Riverdale)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 1 Air Navigation School Monument (Municipality of Riverdale)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 5 Air Observers School (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School (Macdonald, RM of Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 7 Bombing and Gunnery School (Paulson, RM of Dauphin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 14 Elementary Flying Training School / No. 7 Air Observers School (Southport, RM of Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 19 Elementary Flying Training School (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 26 Elementary Flying Training School (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 26 Elementary Flying Training School, Eden Relief Field / Eden Airport (RM of Rosedale)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 10 Service Flying Training School (RM of Dauphin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 10 Service Flying Training School, North Junction Relief Field (RM of Dauphin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 10 Service Flying Training School, Valley River Relief Field (RM of Dauphin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 12 Service Flying Training School / Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 12 Service Flying Training School, Chater Relief Field / Chater Aerodrome (RM of Elton)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 12 Service Flying Training School, Douglas Relief Field (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 17 Service Flying Training School (Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 17 Service Flying Training School, Hartney Relief Field / Hartney Aerodrome (Municipality of Grassland)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 18 Service Flying Training School (Municipality of Gimli)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 18 Service Flying Training School, Netley Relief Field / Netley Field (RM of St. Andrews)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 33 Service Flying Training School (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 33 Service Flying Training School, Oberon Relief Field / Oberon Aerodrome (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 33 Service Flying Training School, Petrel Relief Field / Petrel Aerodrome (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 3 Wireless School (500 Shaftesbury Boulevard, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Winter Fair Building / Brandon Arena / No. 2 Manning Depot (Eleventh Street, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 5 Release Centre / Jameswood Place South (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: No. 8 Repair Depot / Jameswood Place (Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Contract let for Dauphin Flying School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 1940, page 1.

“Dauphin Air School under construction,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 October 1940, page 6.

“Two big Air Schools to be opened Monday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 February 1941, page 11.

“Dauphin’s honor,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1941, page 3.

“Dauphin Flying School prepares for opening,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 February 1941, page 2.

“Moncrieff gets Dauphin post,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 1941, page 12.

“Flying School ready at Dauphin,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 1941 page 16.

“Students arrive at new Dauphin R.C.A.F. School,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 March 1941, page 11.

“Dauphin Air School plans aerobatics,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 1941, page 4.

“Huggard named to head school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1942, page 3.

“Receive Wings at Dauphin,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 March 1942, page 19.

[Photo caption, ”Buy Victory Bonds”], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1943, page 7.

“New Commander takes over No. 10 S.F.T.S.” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1944, page 7.

“Seven Air Stations in Manitoba to hold final wings parades,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1945, page 3.

We thank Neil Christoffersen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 October 2021

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