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Serial Numbers
RCAF 11001 to 11050
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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

11001

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 279

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 October 1943 - Accepted by No. 3 Training Command at Rockcliffe.

 

Listed as "prototype" on RCAF records.  Used by the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  With this unit when it was destroyed by an explosion caused by fumes from a fuel leak on 20 November 1943, at Rockcliffe.  Allocated to No. 9 Repair Depot on 29 November 1943 for scrapping.

 

last date: 10 June 1944 - Struck off

11002

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 280

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 October 1943 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at Halifax, NS.

 

To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 2 June 1945.  Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.

 

last date: 20 February 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11003

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 281

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command at Vancouver, BC.

 

To No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver for repairs, 22 September 1944 to 2 March 1945.  To No. 2 Technical Support Unit, No. 2 Air Command on 2 March 1945, for radar calibration duties.  Category C damage on 12 June 1945 while with this unit.  Converted to Mk. 2F freighter at de Havilland Canada from September 1948, arrived there with 854:15 airframe time.  With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, from 2 May 1949, coded "AP*N".  Squadron crest marked on forward fuselage, below cockpit.  Back to de Havilland on 18 April 1950 for JATO installation and repair of fuel tank leak, returned to 413 Sdn. on 1 May 1950.  To No. 6 RD on 19 July 1950 for further fuel tank repairs.  To No. 408 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe on 19 December 1950.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 7 May 1954 for tail light flasher installation.  In storage at No. 6 Repair Depot, Dunnville, Ontario by 28 November 1956.  Later to civil register as CF-UKR.  First sold to Timmins Aviation Limited of Montreal, PQ.  Registered to Field Aviation Company Limited, Malton, Ontario on 26 August 1966.  Sold on 12 September 1967, to French register as F-ZBAX.  Donated to Chile by French government, registered there as CC-CDS.

 

last date: 6 January 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11004

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 282

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 October 1943 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron, arriving at Torbay, Newfoundland on 14 January 1944.  Served with No. 161 (BR) Squadron, by October 1944, coded "X".  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 28 March 1945 for modifications.  Placed in storage 29 May 1945.  Had 853:15 airframe time when struck off.  One of 100 Cansos purchased by Charles Babb Co. of New York in November 1947.  Sold to Panair de Brasil on 5 December 1947, registered as PP-PCZ.  In service in Brazil by December 1947.  Named "Bandeirante Jácome Raimundo de Noronha".  Full registration issued on 4 January 1948.  First inspection at Belem on 29 January 1948, had 892:05 airframe time.  Struck submerged rock while taxiing at Tapuruquara, State of Amazonas on 27 March 1960, repaired.  Lost control while landing in heavy winds at Portel, State of Para at 17:04 on 11 April 1964.  Windshield stoved in on heavy touchdown, cabin flooded.  Aircraft beached, no record of repair.  Had 25,268:57 airframe time.  Registration cancelled on 25 November 1964.

 

last date: 18 November 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11005

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 283

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Operated by No. 9 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Bella Bella, BC, c.1943 to 1944.  Flew this unit's last war time patrol on 21 August 1944.  In storage with No. 2 Air Command from 20 July 1945.  Stored at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from 19 August 1946.  To de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario on 29 September 1948 for conversion to Mk. 2F freighter.  Arrived there with 1585:50 airframe time, completed on 19 March 1949.  To North West Air Command on that date, possibly for use by K Flight.  To No. 10 Repair Depot, probably at Moose Jaw, for repairs on 12 August 1949.  To No. 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario after this, used to deliver and support SHORAN installations across Canada.  To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 8 December 1952, for use by No. 121 (CR) Flight.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 12 August 1953 for reconditioning.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park for repairs on 20 November 1956, returned to No. 121 (K) Unit at Sea Island.  Stored at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta from 2 January 1959.  Sold to Frontier Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta.  Registered as CF-NJF to North Canada Air Limited of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1976.  Later registered as C-FNJF.  To Saskatchewan government on 23 June 1980, based at La Ronge as a fire bomber.  This registration cancelled on 14 May 1997.  To Hicks & Lawrence, a spray operator in St, Thomas, Ontario, on 4 September 1997.  This registration cancelled on 30 December 2002.  To Donald McEwan of Parry Sound, Ontario on 3 February 2003, this registration cancelled on 20 October 2003.

 

last date: 25 May 1961 - To Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11006

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 284

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 October 1943 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 7 August 1945.  Stored post war at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

 

last date: 1 May 1950 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

11007

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 285

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 October 1943 - Taken on strengthy by Western Air Command.

 

Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron on West Coast, c.1944.  Used by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay c.1944.  With No. 6 (BR) Squadron on West Coast, at time of crash, on 8 February 1945.  Took off from Tofino for Alliford Bay, engine failure shortly after take off, crash landed about 3 miles east of airport.  All 12 on board survived.  Wreckage still there in 1979, at 49.04.40N 125.49.11W.

 

last date: 13 April 1945 - Struck off after crash, see comments

11008

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 286

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 2 Air Command on 25 July 1945 for storage.  Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 1 May 1950 - Struck off, broken up for spares and produce

11009

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 287

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 26 February 1945, for replacement of control cables.  To No. 3 RD at Sea Island on 18 June 1945.  To stored reserve on 2 August 1945.  Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC.  Had 812:00 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 4 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11010

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 288

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 26 July 1945.  Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

 

last date: 7 May 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11011

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 289

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Destroyed in Category A crash while with this unit on 4 August 1944.

 

last date: 26 October 1944 - Written off after crash.

11012

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 290

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Back to WAC for use by No. 6 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC on 1 June 1944.  Category C damage while with this unit on 26 September 1944.  Repaired at Coal Harbour, back to No. 6 Sdn. On 19 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945.  Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

 

last date: 1 May 1950 - Struck off, broken up for spares and produce

11013

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 291

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Planned for No. 3 Operational Training Unit, but appears to have been delivered new to No. 4 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Ucluelet, BC.  Category C damage while with this unit at RCAF Station Tofino, BC on 11 June 1945.  To RCAF Station Sea Island for repairs, completed on 2 August 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on this date.

 

last date: 4 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11014

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 292

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 November 1943 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Category C crash at Patricia Bay while with this unit on 4 April 1944.  To No. 3 Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC for repairs, completed on 19 September 1944.  Returned to WAC on this day.  To storage with No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Sea Island on 5 March 1945.  Stored post war by No. 10 Repair Depot at Patricia Bay.  Had 418:45 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 4 September 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11015

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 293

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Category C crash while with this unit on 8 November 1944.  Repaired at Patricia Bay, completed by 8 February 1945, when it returned to No. 3 OTU.  To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 25 July 1945.  To de Havilland Canada on 1 November 1948, for modification to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration.  Had 1152:55 airframe time when it arrived.  Completed by 5 April 1949, when it was passed to North West Air Command.  To de Havilland Canada again 19 May to 15 June 1950 for installation of JATO provisions, then back to NWAC.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 4 November 1950 for repair of fuel leak, and installation of Goodyear pliable fuel cells.  To DHC 26 April to 13 October 1951 for removal of Goodyear cells, and resealing of wing tanks.  To Maritime Group when completed.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 13 February 1952 for inspection and overhaul.  To Air Defence Command on 28 July 1953, for use at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.  Probably with No.121 (CR) Flight from this date.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for modifications on 25 March 1957.  Still with No. 121 (K) Unit, Air Transport Command at Sea Island in October 1961.  To storage at Lincoln Park from 21 November 1961.  Available for disposal from 5 February 1962.  Sold to Mr. A. Meares of Calgary.

 

last date: 22 June 1962 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for disposal.

11016

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 294

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 November 1943 - Taken on charge at Western Air Command

 

To No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver on 25 March 1944 for repairs.  Transferred to Canadian Pacific Airlines on 11 May 1944 to complete repairs.  Back to WAC on 4 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945.

 

last date: 20 August 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11017

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 295

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

With No. 4 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Tofino, BC when it went missing on 14 November 1944.

 

last date: 11 January 1945 - Struck off after going missing, see comments.

11018

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 296

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 November 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Category C crash on 21 September 1944, while with No. 4 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Tofino, BC.  At No. 3 Repair Depot for repairs from 22 September 1944 to 11 April 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945.  To de Havilland Canada for modifications on 1 November 1948.  Had 1383:25 airframe time when it arrived there.  Completed on 21 February 1949, to No. 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, coded "AP*J".  Had 1403:05 airframe time on 6 April 1949.  Back to DHC on 13 April 1949 for further work.  Transferred to No. 10 RD on 18 September 1950, possibly for evaluation and scrapping.

 

last date: 31 October 1950 - Struck off, possibly after crashing

11019

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 297

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 November 1943 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Allocated to No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver on 19 June 1944 for striking off.

 

last date: 14 July 1944 - Struck off, after Category A crash on 9 June 1944.

11020

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 298

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 December 1943 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  With No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay, BC from 1 June 1944.  Category C crash while with this unit on 26 March 1945.  To No. 3 Repair Depot for repairs and overhaul, 10 May to 11 July 1945.  Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC.  Had 1203:30 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 4 October 1946 - To War Assets Corporation for disposal.

11021

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 299

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 December 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 2 Air Command on 26 July 1945 for storage.  Had 1077:25 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 19 August 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11022

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 300

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 December 1943 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.   Category A crash with this unit on 13 November 1944.

 

last date: 10 January 1945 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce.

11023

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 301

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 December 1943 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command at Montreal

 

Fitted with prototype red light installation.  To Eastern Air Command on 17 April 1944, for use by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS.  Coded "A".  Category B crash summer of 1944.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 7 July to 30 November 1944.  Stored until 20 April 1945, then served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, in Iceland, coded "E".  First aircraft from this unit to return to Canada after VE day, leaving Reykjavik on 7 June 1945, flown by S/L J.C. Wade.  To No. 6 Repair Depot for scrapping on 27 July 1945.

 

last date: 19 September 1945 - Struck off, scrapped.

11024

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 302

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 December 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver 21 June to 12 October 1944, probably for repairs.  Stored when completed, returned to WAC on 26 February 1945.  To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 7 August 1945.  To de Havilland Canada 2 November 1948, for overhaul and conversion to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration.  Had 711:40 airframe time when it arrived.  Completed on 7 July 1949, to No. 6 Repair Depot for storage.  To No. 102 S&R Flight at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 14 August 1949.  Back to DHC on 22 August 1949 for inspection.  To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment on 29 September 1949.  Back to No. 6 RD on 30 November 1949, "to be held on run-up basis pending allocation to contractors".  To DHC from 24 April to 23 June 1950 for JATO installation.  Delivered to RCAF Station Greenwood, NS when completed.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 3 September 1954 for modifications, completed in September 1955.  Delivered to RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 14 September 1955 for use by No. 121 (K) Unit.  To No. 102 (KU) at Trenton on 4 October 1957.  Back to No. 121 (K) Unit on 29 September 1959.  To long term storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 12 January 1960, after hull repairs at Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver.  Available for disposal from 9 February 1961.  Sold to Airspray Limited of Wetaskiwin, Alberta.  First registered as CF-NTK.  By 1976 registered to North Canada Air of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan as CF-UAW.

 

last date: 20 October 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11025

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 303

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 Decmeber 1943 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 25 July 1945.  Stored post war at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

 

last date: 1 May 1950 - Struck off, scrapped

11026

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 308

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 December 1943 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

To No. 17 Aircraft Inspection Detachment from 5 April to 20 June 1944 for repairs.  Back to Eastern Air Command on 30 August 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for modifications on 6 April 1945.  To storage at RCAF Station Mont Joli, PQ on 13 June 1945.  Back to EAC at Dartmouth on 24 October 1945 "for post war commitments".  Stored at Dartmouth, available for disposal from 2 February 1946.  Had 648:00 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 December 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11027

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 309

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 December 1943 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Stored post war at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  Had 1763:25 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 December 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11028

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 310

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 December 1943 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

To No. 4 Repair Depot for fuel tank repairs from 30 October 1944 to 2 March 1945.  To storage with Eastern Air Command on 29 August 1945, reported serviceable at that time.  Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Had 800:35 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 27 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11029

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 311

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1943 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command.

 

Delivered to storage.  Back to EAC on 10 March 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for repairs from 27 November 1944 to 11 April 1945.  Category C crash at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 15 April 1945, while with No. 5 (BR) Squadron.  Repairs started at Yarmouth on 16 April, transferred to No. 4 RD for completion on 18 April 1945.  To No. 6 RD in Ontario for storage on 2 June 1945.  Had 718:45 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 2 January 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

11030

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 312

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command.

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 26 July 1945.  Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta.

 

last date: 12 August 1949 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11031

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 313

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot on 27 February 1945 for repairs, following a Category C crash.  Transferred to No. 3 Repair Depot for completion of this repair on 18 June 1945.  To storage on 2 August 1945.  Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC.  Had 514:55 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 4 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11032

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 314

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Converted to synthetic trainer on 20 March 1944.  To No. 3 Repair Depot for scrapping on 19 April 1945.

 

last date: 21 August 1945 - Struck off, scrapped.

11033

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 315

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 January 1944 - Taken on strength at No. 3 Training Command, for Test & Development Establishment.

 

Used by the Test and Development Establishment, at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, for tests of surface combustion heater.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 23 August 1944 for repairs.  Back to EAC on 6 November 1944.  Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, probably from 27 March 1945, used in Iceland, coded "R".  To storage at EAC on 7 August 1945.  Listed as available for disposal on 1 March 1946, with 251:30 airframe time.  To RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 12 June 1947 for use in Air Sea Rescue, assigned to 10 Group.  Reported in December 1947 as "Time since new 602:15, condition good, fitment Air Sea Rescue".  Airframe time on 15 November 1948 was 692:50, on 31 March 1949 was 1015:45.  To de Havilland Canada from 1 December 1949 to 17 May 1950 for overhaul and modifications.  Back at DHC for hull repairs and JATO installation, 23 September to 7 December 1950, to North West Air Command when completed.  To Air Defence Command for use at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 10 July 1951, probably used by No. 121 Flight.  To Aircraft Industries in June 1953 for installation of Homelite APU, automatic electric bilge pumps, APX-6 ignition analyzer, heater modifications, blanking of windows in compartment #3, and replacement of engine hoses.  To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 2 September 1954.  To Maritime Air Command, for use by No. 103 Rescue Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 13 December 1954.  To Aircraft Industries Limited 24 to 27 February 1956 for repairs, then back to No. 103 RU.  Still there November 1958.  To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot at Dunnville, Ontario on 12 June 1961, inspection performed 30 June 1958.  Available for disposal from 31 August 1961, with only one engine fitted.  Sold to Newfoundland Department of Mineral Resources.

 

last date: 26 April 1962 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11034

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 316

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered direct to storage, first issued to a unit on 10 March 1944.  With No. 116 (BR) Squadron at Gander, Newfoundland and/or Sydney, Nova Scotia, c.1944.  Coded "A".  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 24 October 1944, for repairs.  Assigned to No. 161 (BR) Squadron on completion, but this was cancelled and the aircraft was stored by EAC from 17 December 1945 to 3 April 1945.  Back to storage on 7 August 1945.  Stored post war at Sydney, NS.  Had 713:00 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 14 November 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11035

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 317

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 January 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To storage with WAC on 18 September 1945, reported serviceable on that date.  Stored post war at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.

 

last date: July 1949 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

11036

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 318

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 January 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Back to WAC on 8 August 1945, when it was sent to No. 10 Repair Depot for conversion to a freighter.  To North West Air Command on completion, on 2 July 1946.  Crashed, date not known.  Useful equipment removed and shipped to No. 10 RD at Calgary before scrapping.

 

last date: 25 August 1947 - Struck off after Category A crash, see comments

11037

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 319

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 January 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Category C crash while with this unit on 12 December 1944.  Repaired at Patricia Bay, from 12 December to 26 December 1944.  Another Category C crash on 20 May 1945.  To stored reserve with No. 2 Air Command on 24 July 1945.  Stored post war by No. 10 Repair Depot at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  Had 936:40 airframe time on 28 September 1945.

 

last date: August 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11038

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 320

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 January 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Category B crash while with this unit in summer of 1944.  To Canadian Pacific Airlines in Vancouver for repairs on 20 July 1944.  Repairs not completed, transferred to No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver on 2 October 1944 for strike off.  Was "retained in whole state" after being struck off.

 

last date: 4 May 1945 - Struck off, see comments.

11039

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 321

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 January 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command.

 

Delivered direct to stored reserve, not issued to a unit until 10 March 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Scoudouc, NB on 29 November 1944 for a major inspection.  Issued to No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 9 March 1945, served in Iceland, coded "F".  To stored reserve on 7 August 1945.  Stored post war at Sydney, NS.  Had 802:45 airframe time when struck off

 

last date: 14 November 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11040

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 329

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 February 1944 - Taken on strengthy by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered direct to stored reserve, not issued to a unit until 5 April 1944.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 25 May 1944 for repairs.  Back to EAC 7 August 1944 for storage, issued to unit on 16 September 1944.  Served with No. 161 (BR) Squadron, on the east coast, dates unknown.  Stored post war at Mont Joli, PQ and at No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Airframe time reported as 795:20 while at Mont Joli.  Reported on 1 January 1948 as "797:00 time since new, condition fair, fitment standard".  To de Havilland Canada for conversion to Mk. 2F freighter from 2 October 1948 to 24 January 1949.  To No. 413 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on that date.  Back to DHC for inspection, 17 March to 5 April 1949 for inspection.  To Air Defence Command on that date, probably for use at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.  To DHC for fuel tank repairs 29 March to 28 April 1950.  Back to No. 413 Squadron on that date.  To No. 6 Repair Depot for fuel tank repairs on 12 January 1953.  To Aircraft Industries Limited for skin repairs from 17 September to 4 November 1953.  To the Flying Boat School at Sea Island on that date.  Back to AIL for inspection, repairs, and modifications on 7 April 1955.  This included removal of APN2 radar beacon homer, plus associated wiring and antenna, and installation of an anti-surge valve.  Reported on 29 June 1955 as "time since new 3426:40, Time since overhaul 2619:25".  To No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island on 8 May 1957.  Stored at Vulcan, Alberta by 2 January 1959.  To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 9 February 1961.  Sold to Canspec (?) Transport of Calgary.

 

last date: 16 November 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11041

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 331

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 February 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Loaned to BCATP for use at No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 June 1944.  To Canadian Pacific Airlines for repairs in July 1944, transferred to No. 22 Sub Repair Depot for completion of repairs on 9 December 1994, returned to WAC on 25 March 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945.  Originally planned as a freighter conversion, was delivered to de Havilland Canada on 2 October 1948 for conversion to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration.  Airframe time when it arrived was 512:55.  Completed on 19 May 1949, to No. 6 Repair Depot in Ontario for storage.  Assigned to RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 26 September 1949.  Back to DHC on 15 June 1950 for installation of JATO provisions.  To No. 6 RD for inspection on 11 September 1950.  Issued to North West Air Command on 10 November 1950.  To RCAF Station Sea Island, BC for use by No. 121 (CR) Flight on 10 July 1951.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 7 April 1955 for reconditioning, a major inspection, and modifications, including removal of the ARN2 radar homing receiver fixed provisions and wiring.  On 29 June 1955 reported as 2270:10 airframe time since new, 1739:55 since overhaul.  Assigned to be fitted with prototype SARAH VHF homing system on 11 September 1956.  Back to No. 121 (CR) Flight on 28 November 1956.  Scrapped at Sea Island with assistance of Canadian Pacific Airlines.

 

last date: 22 July 1959 - Struck off after Category A crash, date not known, and scrapped.

11042

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 333

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 February 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

To No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver for repairs on 1 September 1944.  Repairs completed with assistance of Canadian Pacific Airlines, returned to WAC on 11 May 1945.  to No. 2 Air Command for storage on 20 July 1945.  To No. 10 RD for conversion to freighter on 15 September 1945.  To Aircraft industries Limited on 20 June 1951 for overhaul.  Issued to No. 408 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe on 25 September 1952.  Transferred to Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 26 January 1953.  Back to 408 Squadron on 16 April 1953.  To AIL again on 25 November 1955, for modifications, including installation of an ADX6 ignition analyzer, a Homelite APU, and automatic electric bilge pumps.  Back to 408 Squadron when work completed.  To No. 6 RD at Fingal, Ontario for storage on 10 February 1956.  Available for disposal from 16 August 1960.  Sold to Quebec Department of Lands and Forests.  Registered as CF-PQF, still in use in 1976.  This registration cancelled on 22 March 1994.  To Pro Air Aviation International of Bonsecours, PQ, first registration issued on 14 June 1994.  This registration cancelled in 1994, no further information.

 

last date: 15 December 1960 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11043

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 335

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 February 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

To Canadian Pacific Airlines for repairs from 15 June to 7 July 1944.  With No. 6 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC when it crashed in the sea on night of 31 July / 1 August 1945.

 

last date: 31 August 1945 - Struck off after crash, see comments

11044

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 337

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 February 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron on West Coast, c.1944 to 1945.  To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver for repairs from 19 June to 12 August 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945.  Stored at No. 2 REMU.  To Aircraft Industries for modifications on 19 June 1953.  May have been used for search and rescue post war, records unclear.

 

last date: December 1954 - Struck off

11045

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 339

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 February 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 20 July 1945.  Transferred to No. 10 Repair Depot, still for storage, on 15 September 1945.  Scheduled for conversion to freighter at No. 10 RD, no record this was completed.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot

11046

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 341

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 February 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command at Vancouver, BC.

 

To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945.  Later to No. 10 Repair Depot, where it was cannibalized for spares.

 

last date: 24 October 1952 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce.

11047

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 343

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 February 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air command at Halifax.

 

Delivered new to storage, issued to first unit on 24 March 1944.  Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, 1944/45.  Coded "C".  To No. 4 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Scoudouc, NB on 22 March 1945 for modifications.  Stored post war at RCAF Station Mont Joli, PQ.  Listed as available for disposal September 1946, with 769:35 airframe time.  To de Havilland Canada at Downsview for fuel tank repairs January 1948.  Ferried from Downsview to Edmonton, by 435 Squadron crew, in August 1948.  Used by North West Air Command K Flight, based at RCAF Station Edmonton.  Visited Winnipeg 30 August 1948.  With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, late 1940s, coded "AP*W".  To No. 10 RD on 28 February 1949 fro installation of cargo floor and tie down rings.  To DHC on 16 March 1949 for further modifications and fuel tank repairs, probably redesignated as Mk. 2SR at this time.  Returned to NWAC on 20 May 1949.  Back to DHC 1 May to 18 May 1950, for JATO installation.  Returned to NWAC for use by No. 123 (S&R) Flight.  Back to DHC 12 October 1950 for repairs to nose wheel well and front fuselage, completed February 1951.  Issued to Maritime Air Group on completion, probably for use at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 2 October 1951 for repairs.  Issued to Maritime Air Group at Greenwood on 25 February 1953, having been delivered there by No. 129 (AF) Flight from No. 6 RD.  Back to AIL on 6 December 1955 for repairs and modifications, including hull repairs, replacement of trailing edges, installation of an APX6 ignition analyzer, installation of a loud hailer, a Homelite APU, and electric bilge pumps.  Astrodomes replaced, and centre section lower skin corrosion repaired.  Windows in compartment number 3 blanked off.  To No. 103 (R) Unit at Greenwood when completed.  To No. 102 (CR) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 17 February 1957.  To AIL on 19 March 1957 for overhaul, corrosion repair, and repainting.  Still at Trenton when this unit became No. 102 KU of Air Transport Command on 25 August 1959.  To storage at No. 6 RD on 27 September 1960.  Available for disposal from 31 August 1961.  Sold to Newfoundland Department of Mines and Resources.  Registered as CF-OFI.  By 1976 marked C-FOFI, still in use.  This registration cancelled on 9 April 1996.  To Hicks & Lawrence, a spray operator in St. Thomas, Ontario on 23 April 1996, this registration cancelled on 4 June 1996.  To Buffalo Airways of Hay River, NWT on that date, Certificate of Registration issued on 20 June 1996.

 

last date: 26 April 1962 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

11048

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 345

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 February 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 10 April 1944.  Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, c.1944/45.  Coded "R".  To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945.  Transferred to North West Air Command on 28 June 1945.  Available for disposal from 14 February 1946.  Had 1126:20 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 4 March 1948 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

11049

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 347

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 March 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at Halifax.

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 24 March 1944.  Flown to No. 21 Repair Depot on 4 October 1944 for repairs. To stored reserve on 15 December 1944, back to a unit on 14 March 1945.  To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945.  Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Had 654:20 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation Co. of New York.

 

last date: 8 April 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

11050

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 349

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 March 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, Halifax.

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 8 April 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945.  Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Had 1204:25 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation Co. of New York.

 

last date: 2 January 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal


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