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A note about Hiller colour schemes: yellow, brown and two-tone
The first batch of Canadian Hillers were mostly delivered to the Canadian Joint Air Training Centre at Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  The first three serial numbers (10261 to 10263) were delivered in "RCAF" markings, painted trainer yellow.  The rest were delivered in gloss brown, initially marked "ARMY" in white, changing to "CDN ARMY" in 1963.  The ratio of yellow to brown reflected the expected usage of the fleet, but did not reflect the assignment of the individual aircraft.  The CJATC fleet was pooled, and used by both the RCAF Basic Helicopter Training Unit and the Army Aviation Tactical Training School as required.  The Hillers sent to the Canadian Army in Europe received two-tone camouflage, with "CDN ARMY" in black, in 1963.

A note about serial numbers:
This web page covers the Hillers under their original RCAF serial numbers.  The history of the survivors that received CF serial numbers in 1970 is covered on a separate page.

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

10261

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2135

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

One of three CH-112s delivered to RCAF specification: yellow paint, "RCAF" on tail boom, fitted with ADF and artificial horizon.  Despite these differences, no different designation.  Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School, Tactical Training Flight (Rotary Wing) at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 11 October 1961.  Crashed on 8 February 1962, while being operated by Central Experimental & Proving Establishment detachment at Canadian Joint Air Training Centre (CJATC), Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  Was deployed to Churchill, Manitoba for cold weather trials at time of crash.  Aircraft was at altitude when transmission failed due to lack of lubrication.  Crashed 7 miles south-west of Churchill, upright, no forward airspeed and high descent rate.  Two fatalities, RAF exchange officer F/L B. Wood and test mechanic LAC P.M. Stewart, RCAF.  Became Instructional Airframe 681B.  To Canadian Forces in 1968 as 681B, did not receive new serial.

 

last date: 7 February 1972 - Struck off

10262

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2131

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

One of three CH-112s delivered to RCAF specification: yellow paint, "RCAF" on tail boom, fitted with ADF and artificial horizon.  Despite these differences, no different designation.  Shared between the RCAF Basic Helicopter Training School and Army Aviation Tactical Training School.  Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 19 September 1961.  Later with No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers, Manitoba.  Not clear if CAF serial was ever marked.  Later to civil register as CF-EFK, then C-FEFK (see 112262 for more information).

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112262 (which see)

10263

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2132

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

One of three CH-112s delivered to RCAF specification: yellow paint, "RCAF" on tail boom, fitted with ADF and artificial horizon.  Despite these differences, no different designation.  Shared between the RCAF Basic Helicopter Training School and Army Aviation Tactical Training School.  Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 20 October 1961.  With No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers, Manitoba after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112263 (which see).

10264

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2101

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 August 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered in gloss olive drab, carried "Army" on luggage box, and fitted with FM radio with twin dipole homing antennas on tail boom, as were remainder of the CH-112s.  Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 30 August 1961.  Supported military operations during Winnipeg floods in April 1966.  To Sarcee Barracks in Calgary Alberta in May 1969, for training exercise with The Fort Garry Horse armoured regiment.  With No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers, Manitoba after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112264 (which see).

10265

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2122

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 12 September 1961.  To Camp Petawawa, Ontario in June and July 1965 for summer concentration.  With No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers, Manitoba.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112265 (which see).

10266

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2136

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 10 October 1961.  Loaned to Central Experimental and Proving Establishment in January and February 1967, for tests of transmission oil heater modifications at Churchill, Manitoba.  Crashed on 18 December 1967, in a hard landing on a frozen lake 2 miles east of town of Rivers (probably Lake Wahtopanah).  Pilot lost depth perception during a power recovery from a practice autorotative approach and struck the lake surface.  No injuries.

 

last date: 6 February 1968 - Struck off after crash

10267

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2142

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 22 October 1962.  Damaged during demonstration quick-stop landings at the Sports Field at Camp Wainwright, 15 July 1963.  Removed from Wainwright by truck, classified as Category C damage.  With Canadian Forces Air Navigation School after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112267 (which see).

10268

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2143

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 1 August 1962, when it transported General Rockingham to Camp Shilo and return.  At Camp Wainwright in summer of 1966 for summer exercises.  Operated by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Uplands, Ontario.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112268 (which see).

10269

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2147

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 4 December 1961.  To Camp Wainwright for summer exercises, 1962, attached to Headquarters, 1 Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, operated and maintained by staff from AATTS.  Category D damage on 3 March 1965, struck wires in a river valley near Rivers.  Carried out forced landing without further damage.  To Calgary in April and May 1967 for exercises with Fort Gary Horse armoured regiment.  With No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers, Manitoba after Integration.  Crashed 10 June 1970 at Rivers while attempting 180 degree turn during autorotation, 2 Fatalities.  No CAF serial number was ever marked.

 

last date: 21 July 1970 - Struck off

10270

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2148

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 24 October 1961.  Still at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba when it crashed on 25 September 1963.  Struck power lines during low level cross country navigation flight, north-west of CJATC.  2 crew members received minor injuries.

 

last date: 3 October 1963 - Struck off, after crashing

10271

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2150

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 6 November 1961.  To Camp Wainwright for summer exercises, 1962, attached to Headquarters, 1 Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, operated and maintained by staff from AATTS.  To Camp Petawawa, Ontario for summer exercises in June and July 1965.  Back to Wainwright in summer of 1966.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112271 (which see).

10272

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2151

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 26 October 1961.  To Camp Wainwright for summer exercises, 1962, attached to Headquarters, 1 Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, operated and maintained by staff from AATTS.  Transported General Sir Hugh Stockwell, commander of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, and General J.M. Rockingham, General Officer Commanding, Western Command of the Canadian Army, around Camp Wainwright on 8 June 1962.  Transported Lord Amory, British High Commissioner to Canada, and General Rockingham on tour of exercise area, 11 July 1962.  With No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers, Manitoba after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112272 (which see).

10273

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2157

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 15 November 1961.  To Royal Canadian Armoured Corp in Europe in 1963, as replacement for crashed aircraft.  With Mobile Command after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112273 (which see).

10274

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2158

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 16 November 1961.  To Camp Petawawa, Ontario in summer of 1965.  With No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers, Manitoba after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112274 (which see).

10275

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2164

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 6 December 1961.  Assigned to Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) Helicopter Troop in Germany in 1962.  Received NATO two tone camouflage in 1963.  With Mobile Command after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112275 (which see).

10276

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2165

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 5 December 1961.  Assigned to Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) Helicopter Troop in Germany in 1962.  Received NATO two tone camouflage in 1963.  With Mobile Command after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112276 (which see).

10277

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2174

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 12 December 1961.  Assigned to Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) Helicopter Troop in Germany in 1962.  Received NATO two tone camouflage in 1963.  Minor damage in November 1963, tail rotor strike during steep flare to landing at Soest, Germany during exercises.  Returned to Canada for repairs.  Classified as Instructional Airframe A 700 on 28 October 1964, used at CJATC.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112277 (which see).

10278

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2175

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 8 December 1961.  Assigned to Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) Helicopter Troop in Germany in 1962.  Received NATO two tone camouflage in 1963.  Canopy shattered by wire strike during low level exercise in Germany on 16 May 1963, no injuries.  With Mobile Command after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112278 (which see).

10279

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2176

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 17 November 1961.  Assigned to Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) Helicopter Troop in Germany in 1962.  Serving in Germany in 1962.  Unit later became Four Troop, 8th Hussars, the Brigade reconnaissance unit.  Received NATO two tone camouflage in 1963.  With Mobile Command after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112279 (which see).

10280

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2177

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 16 November 1961.  Assigned to Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) Helicopter Troop in Germany in 1962.  Received NATO two tone camouflage in 1963.  With Mobile Command after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112280 (which see).

10281

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2178

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 30 January 1962.  Assigned to Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) Helicopter Troop in Germany in 1962.  Received NATO two tone camouflage in 1963.  To Headquarters Flight of 4 Canadian Infantry Brigade in January 1964, as replacement for 10282 (which see).  With Mobile Command Headquarters Flight after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112281 (which see).

10282

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2179

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Assigned to Headquarters 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group (4CIBG) Liaison Flight Germany in 1962.  Crashed in Germany on 3 December 1963.  Nosed over after forced landing in soft field following engine failure.  Replaced by 10281 (which see).

 

last date: 3 July 1964 - Struck off, after crashing on 3 December 1963

10283

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2180

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 13 April 1962.  Assigned to Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) Helicopter Troop, No. 1 Transport Company in Germany in 1962.    Used for VIP transport within Europe, although the RCASC pilots received unofficial training in nap-of-the-earth tactical flying from other NATO helicopter units.  Crashed in Germany on 10 October 1963.  Encountered bad weather, forced to low altitude and eventually lost visual contact with the ground.  Aircraft emerged from cloud at very low altitude and pilot was able to flare before striking a tree on a hill in the Teoburgerwald, near Horn.  Aircraft had been returning from Exercise Keen Blade.  No serious injuries.

 

last date: 3 July 1964 - Struck off, after crashing on 10 October 1963

10284

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2181

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 September 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 7 December 1961.  To Hay River, NWT for flood relief work, May 1963.  To Royal Canadian Armoured Corp Helicopter Troop in Europe in summer of 1964, as replacement for 10277 (which see).  With Mobile Command Headquarters Flight after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112284 (which see).

10285

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

2303

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 July 1964 - Taken on strength

 

Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 15 September 1964.  With No. 1 Transport Helicopter Platoon, RCASC by 24 December 1964.  With this unit to Camp Gagetown, NB for summer exercises, 1965.  With the Platoon to Norway in February 1966, for exercise Winter Express.  Moved to St. Hubert with main portion of the Platoon, in 1967.  To Jamaica in 1969, for Exercise Nimrod Caper.  Back to CJATC shortly after this.  With No. 3 Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba after Integration.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 112285 (which see).

10286

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

 

 

 

 

 

first date: c.1964 - Taken on strength

 

Purchased in 1964 as replacement for lost aircraft.  Serving at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba at time of crash.  Crashed near Pembroke, Ontario on 29 June 1965.  Struck wires during low level flight during training with 8th Canadian Hussars.  Aircraft rolled over on landing, minor injuries to pilot.  Pieces of this aircraft combined with pieces from 10287 to make Instructional Airframe 701B from 16 November 1965, which served at Uplands, Rivers, and Petawawa before being transferred to the College of Applied Arts and Technology in North Bay, Ontario on 30 March 1973.

 

last date: 16 July 1965 - Struck off, after crashing

10287

Hiller

 

CH-112

 

Nomad

 

UH-12E

 

 

 

 

 

first date: c.1964 - Taken on strength

 

Purchased in 1964 as replacement for lost aircraft.  Operational with Army Aviation Tactical Training School at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by 30 October 1964.  Serving at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba at time of crash.  Snagged a wire with skid during low level flying in exercise at Petawawa, landed in river.  Minor injuries to pilot.  Pieces of this aircraft combined with pieces from 10286 to make Instructional Airframe 701B from 15 November 1965, which served at Uplands, Rivers, and Petawawa before being transferred to the College of Applied Arts and Technology in North Bay, Ontario on 30 March 1973.

 

last date: 30 June 1965 - Struck off, after crashing on 18 June 1965.


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