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Historic Sites of Manitoba: SFTS No. 33 Relief Field No. 1 / Petrel Aerodrome (RM of North Cypress)

During the Second World War, this site in the Rural Municipality of North Cypress was a relief field for the Service Flying Training School No. 33 near Carberry. Aircraft unable to land at the main runways came here. Construction of wooden buildings at the site by the Claydon Construction Company was completed by October 1941, at a cost of $120,000.

After the war, the site was planned for used for a time by the Trans-Canada Air Lines as an emergency landing field on their Winnipeg to Regina route. At the time of a 2015 site visit, the triangular set of runways that once dominated the site are now barely visible, gradually being converted back into agricultural land. Asphalt from the southern half was removed around 2004 and the southern half was done three years later. Modern farm buildings sit on a short section of the former tarmac. The only surviving structure from the old airfield is a concrete water storehouse.

SFTS No. 33 Relief Field

The only vestige of runways for the SFTS No. 33 Relief Field (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

SFTS No. 33 Relief Field

Sole surviving building from the former SFTS No. 33 Relief Field (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.96737, W99.35533
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

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

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

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Central Navigation School (Wheatland, Municipality of Riverdale)

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

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

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: EFTS No. 26 Relief Field (RM of Rosedale)

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

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: SFTS No. 12 Relief Field No. 1 / Chater Aerodrome (RM of Elton)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: SFTS No. 12 Relief Field No. 2 (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: SFTS No. 17 Relief Field / Hartney Aerodrome (Municipality of Grassland)

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

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

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: SFTS No. 33 Relief Field No. 1 / Petrel Aerodrome (RM of North Cypress-Langford)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: SFTS No. 33 Relief Field No. 2 / Oberon Aerodrome (RM of North Cypress-Langford)

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

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

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

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

Sources:

“Manitoba gets 2 more schools under air plan,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 May 1940, page 13.

“War contracts,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 September 1941, page 17.

“Civilians may utilize 4 Manitoba airports,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 January 1946, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 July 2015

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