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16701

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23471

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8050.  First Canadian L-19, received in natural metal finish.  To No. 6 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 6 October 1954 for camouflage painting.  Served with No. 1 AOP Flight, Camp Petawawa, Ontario from 19 November 1954.  To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta from 24 July 1957, for cold weather trials.  Free issue to Canadian Army from 4 May 1961.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 11 February 1964, for modifications.  To 4th Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Petawawa on 11 February 1964.  Flipped on back during landing at Petawawa on 10 June 1964, Category A damage.  Classified as Instructional Airframe A 696 on 8 July 1964, used at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  To Camp Borden, Ontario 2 November 1964.  Available for disposal at Borden from 21 June 1970.  Sold on 7 July 1971 to Toronto Board of Education for use at Central Technical School.

 

last date: 15 October 1970 - Struck off, later sold

16702

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23472

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8051.  Received in natural metal finish.  To No. 6 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 6 October 1954 for camouflage painting.  Served with No. 1 AOP Flight, Camp Petawawa, Ontario from 19 November 1954.  To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta from 24 July 1957, for cold weather trials.  To Headquarters Practice Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 21 March 1958.  Back to No. 1 AOP Troop on 14 November 1958.  Free issue to Army on 4 May 1961.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for Category B crash repairs on 5 April 1962.  At Army Aviation Tactical Training School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, from 2 January 1963.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg, for modifications on 19 February 1964.  To 3rd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Shilo, Manitoba on 27 April 1965.  To No. 4 Flight Training School at CFB Rivers 7 May 1968.  To 3 RCHA at Shilo 20 February 1969, and then to 4 RCHA at CFB Petawawa same day. To 5e Régiment d'artillerie légére du Canada at CFB Valcartier, PQ 25 April 1969.  Still with this unit when renumbered, see 119702 for further history.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119702 (which see)

16703

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23473

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8052.  Received in natural metal finish.  To No. 6 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 6 October 1954 for camouflage painting.  Served with No. 1 AOP Flight, Camp Petawawa, Ontario from 19 November 1954.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg for Category B crash repairs 26 November 1957.  To stored reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 3 June 1958.  With Army Aviation Flight, Camp Borden, Ontario, from 15 March 1959, for "continuation of flying training of Army officers".  Regular exercises with militia units in southern Ontario.  To Air Force Headquarters Practice Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 1 June 1961.  At Army Aviation Tactical Training School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba from 22 August 1961.  To Training Command, RCAF Station Centralia, Ontario 2 November 1961, back to AATTS on 8 January 1962.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 June 1962 for modifications.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg for modifications 9 January 1963.  Back at AATTS by 10 January 1963.  To 4th Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Petawawa, Ontario on 3 May 1963.  Back at AATTS by 19 February 1964, following further modifications at Bristol.  To 1 RCHA at Camp Gagetown, NB on 12 May 1964, for summer concentration training 15 June to 25 July 1964.  To 4 RCHA at Petawawa 29 July 1964.  To AOP Troop, 3 RCHA, at Camp Shilo, Manitoba 12 January 1965, back to 4 RCHA at Petawawa on 27 April 1965.  With 2 RCHA at Petawawa when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119703 (which see).

16704

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23474

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8053.  Received in natural metal finish.  To No. 6 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 6 October 1954 for camouflage painting.  Served with No. 1 AOP Flight, Camp Petawawa, Ontario from 19 November 1954.  To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 28 June 1955.  Operated by Light Aircraft School, CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, from 5 July 1956.  To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg on 20 November 1959 for winterization modifications, and on 25 April 1960 for repairs following a Category B crash on 29 March 1960.  Still at CJATC in 1961, by which time unit was renamed Army Aviation Tactical Training School.  To Bristol for modifications 19 February 1964.  To 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Gagetown, NB on 17 May 1966 for summer exercises, back to AATTS 19 September 1966.  Still with this unit when it became part of No. 4 Flying Training School on 17 June 1968.  To Bristol for overhaul 28 April 1969.  Still with 4 FTS when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119704 (which see)

16705

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23475

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8054. Received in natural metal finish.  To No. 6 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 15 October 1954 for camouflage painting.  Served with No. 1 AOP Flight, Camp Petawawa, Ontario from 19 November 1954.  Free issue to Army on 4 May 1961.  To Air Force Headquarters Practice Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 5 September 1962, used for trials with F2.5 camera installation.  To 4th Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Petawawa, Ontario on 1 October 1962.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 11 February 1964 for modifications.  Back to Bristol on 30 April 1969 for overhaul.  Still with 4 RCHA when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119705 (which see)

16706

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23476

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8055.  Accepted into storage at No. 6 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  To No. 1 AOP Flight at Camp Petawawa, Ontario on 26 May 1955.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 22 January 1959 for inspections, installation of electric flaps, and repairs.  To CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 16 July 1959.  Back to No. 1 AOP Flight on 12 August 1959.  To Army Brigade Europe on 27 November 1959.  Category B crash in 1964, repairs from 11 August 1964.  To 4th Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Petawawa on 11 June 1965.  To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario on 10 September 1965.  Back to 4 RCHA on 15 December 1965.  To 5e Régiment d'artillerie légére du Canada at CFB Valcartier, PQ on 22 May 1969.  Displayed at the Canadian National Exhibition at Toronto, 7 August to 2 September 1969.  Still with 5 RalC when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119706 (which see)

16707

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23477

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8056.  Accepted at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta, painted their in training markings.  To CJATC on 19 November 1954.  Operated by Light Aircraft School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, from January 1955.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg 20 November 1959 for winterization modifications.  Back to Bristol 7 July 1960 for installation of prototype camera pod.  Still at CJATC in 1961, by which time unit was renamed Army Aviation Tactical Training School.  Category B crash in March 1963, repaired at Lincoln Park.  To 4th Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Petawawa, Ontario on 22 September 1967.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 10 February 1969 for overhaul.  Still with 4 RCHA when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119707 (which see)

16708

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23478

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8057.  Accepted at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta, painted their in training markings.  To CJATC on 19 November 1954.  Operated by Light Aircraft School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, from January 1955.  Flown in Moose Jaw air show, 11 June 1955, by LAS instructor Lt. G.C. Walker, RCASC.  Operated on skiis January 1956.  Category A crash at Winnipeg on 9 June 1956.  First Canadian Army L-19 written off.

 

last date: 4 July 1956 - Written off, after Category A crash, see comments

16709

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23479

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8058.  Delivered to storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 8 June 1955.  Operated by Light Aircraft School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by October 1955.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 20 November 1959.  Still at CJATC in 1961, by which time unit was renamed Army Aviation Tactical Training School.  To Training Command at RCAF Station Centralia, Ontario on 8 January 1962.  Back to AATTS on 4 June 1962.  To Bristol on 19 February 1964.  To 3rd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Shilo, Manitoba 28 December 1965 for brief loan, then back to AATTS.  To Canadian Forces Navigational School at CFB Winnipeg, Manitoba on 19 February 1968.  To No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers on 17 June 1968.  To Bristol 4 October 1968.  Back to CFNS at Winnipeg.  Back to 4 FTS at Rivers on 10 March 1970, still there when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119709

16710

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23480

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8059.  Accepted at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 19 November 1954.  Operated by Light Aircraft School, Rivers Camp from December 1954. To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 20 November 1959 for winterization modifications.  Still at CJATC in 1961, by which time unit was renamed Army Aviation Tactical Training School.  To Training Command, RCAF Station Centralia, Ontario on 17 January 1962.  Back to CJATC on 4 June 1962.  To Bristol 19 February 1964 for modifications, back to CJATC.  Category B crash at Rivers on 9 December 1965, flipped over on landing.  To Bristol on 18 April 1966 for repairs.  To No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers on 17 June 1968.  To Bristol Aerospace on 16 February 1969 for overhaul, back to 4 FTS.  Still with this unit when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119710 (which see)

16711

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23481

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8060.  Taken on strength at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 19 November 1954.  Operated by Light Aircraft School, Rivers Camp, from January 1955.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 20 November 1959 for installation of winterization modifications.  To Bristol again on 2 August 1960 for repairs to fuselage and cockpit, and overhaul, and 10 April 1961 for replacement of wings and switch over of camera pod wiring to new wings.  Had over 3,000 hours of operation by then.  Still at CJATC in 1962, by which time unit was renamed Army Aviation Tactical Training School.  To Training Command at RCAF Station Centralia, Ontario on 17 January 1962.  To Lincoln Park on 5 April 1962 for repairs after Category B crash.  Back to CJATC on 12 July 1962.  To Bristol on 15 January 1964 for repairs after another Category B crash.  To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario on 26 January 1965 for trials with a Crash Position Indicator (early ELT).  To 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Gagetown, NB on 27 April 1965.  To CJATC on 30 June 1966.  To No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers on 17 June 1968.  To Headquarters of 4th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Europe on 12 June 1970, as replacement for 16720 following its crash.  Still with this unit when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119711 (which see)

16712

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23482

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8061.  Delivered to stored reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 8 June 1955.  Operated by Light Aircraft School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, from June 1955.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg for winterization modifications on 20 November 1959.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - Written off, at Rivers Camp, Manitoba after Category A crash there on 12 August 1960.

16713

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23483

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8062.  Taken on strength at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To No. 2 AOP Flight at Camp Shilo, Manitoba on 18 November 1954.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg for winterization modifications on 20 November 1959, back to Shilo when completed.  To Army Brigade Group Europe on 27 November 1959.  Serving with AOP Flight, Canadian Army Brigade Europe at time of crash.

 

last date: 21 February 1963 - Written off, after Category A crash.

16714

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23484

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8063.  Accepted at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To storage there on 19 November 1954.  To CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 8 June 1955.  Operated by Light Aircraft School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, by September 1955.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 20 November 1959 for winterization modifications.  Still at CJATC in 1961, by which time unit was renamed Army Aviation Tactical Training School.  To Bristol on 19 February 1964 for modifications.  To 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Gagetown, NB on 17 May 1966.  Back to AATTS on 19 September 1966.  To Bristol on 12 March 1968 for Aircraft Sampling Inspection, back to CFB Rivers.  To No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers on 17 June 1968, still there when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119714 (which see).

16715

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23485

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8064.  Accepted at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta, placed in stored reserve.  To CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 8 June 1955.  Operated by Light Aircraft School, Rivers Camp, from January 1955.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 20 November 1959 for winterization modifications.  To Army Brigade Europe on 27 November 1959.  Category B crash in Germany on 1 July 1964.  To Bristol for repairs on 8 July 1964.  Back to CJATC on 8 November 1965.  To Bristol for another B crash repair on 18 April 1966, returned to CJATC on 7 November 1966.  To the 3rd Regiment of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Shilo, Manitoba on 26 October 1967.  Still with this unit when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119715 (which see)

16716

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19A-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23486

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 53-8065.  Taken on strength at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To No. 2 AOP Troop at Camp Shilo, Manitoba on 18 November 1954.  Operated regularly by Light Aircraft School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, December 1954 to 1963 (at least).  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg for winterization modifications on 20 November 1959.  Free issue to Army on 4 May 1961.  Engine failure in flight at Camp Wainwright, Alberta on 27 June 1963, landed without further damage.  To Bristol on 4 August 1964 for repairs following a Category B crash.  Delivered from Bristol to Camp Wainwright on 17 July 1965.  To AOP Troop of 3rd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Shilo on 3 September 1965.  Still with this unit when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119716 (which see)

16717

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

24601

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 May 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 56-4034.  Taken on strength at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To No. 2 AOP Troop at Camp Shilo, Manitoba on 9 May 1957.  Category B crash while there, possibly in July 1959.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg 13 October 1959 for inspection, repair, and winterization modifications.  To CJATC at Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 6 January 1960.  With Army Aviation Tactical Training School at Rivers Camp by September 1961.  To Lincoln Park for repairs 29 March to 14 July 1961.  To Bristol 19 February 1964 for modifications.  To AOP Troop of 3rd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Shilo 14 August 1964.  Back to CJATC 12 January to 27 April 1965 in exchange for 16723, then back to 3 RCHA at Shilo.  Still there when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119717 (which see)

16718

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

24602

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 May 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 56-4035.  Taken on strength at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To No. 2 AOP Troop, operating in support of 3rd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Shilo, Manitoba on 9 May 1957.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 20 November 1959 for winterization modifications, back to Shilo.  Free issue to Army on 4 May 1961.  To CJATC on 20 October 1961, to Bristol same day for wiring studies.  To Bristol 18 and 19 February 1964 for radio modifications.  To 2 RCHA at Camp Shilo on 19 February 1964.  Nosed over on landing at Camp Wainwright, Alberta on 28 July 1964, Category A damage.  Classified Instructional Airframe A 698 on 21 September 1964.  To Camp Borden from 2 November 1964.  To civil register as CF-APM, registered to Tamarac Air Services of Clova, PQ from 1972 to 25 April 1995 as a Model 305C.  To J. Berube of Clova from 25 April 1995 to 18 June 2001.  To J. Blanchard of St. Hyacinthe, PQ 26 June 2001 to 23 July 2002.  To M. Threlfall of Boucherville, PQ 23 July 2002 to 17 July 2003.  To 120312 Canada Inc. of Laval, PQ on 6 October 2003.  Reported in US as N5205G, not confirmed.  Reported on Internet as N143F, but this appears to be company number 23488.

 

last date: 15 August 1969 - Struck off

16719

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

24603

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 May 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 56-4036.  Accepted at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To No. 2 AOP Troop at Camp Shilo, Manitoba on 9 May 1957.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 20 November 1959 for winterization modifications.  Free issue to Army on 4 May 1961.  To Bristol 3 February 1964 for radio modifications, back to Shilo.  To Army Brigade Europe on 14 August 1964, for use with AOP Troop of 2nd Regiment of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.  Still with this unit when it crashed on 14 April 1966 in Europe.

 

last date: 29 December 1966 - Written off after Category A crash, reduced to spares and scrap.

16720

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

24604

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 May 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 56-4037.  Accepted at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To CJATC same day.  Used by Light Aircraft School, CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba from 1957 to 1960.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 20 November 1959 for winterization modifications.  With Army Aviation Tactical Training School, same base, by 1961.  To Bristol 29 May to 11 June 1962 for modifications.  To Army Brigade Europe in Germany on 13 June 1962, used by AOP Troop of 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.  On 20th of April 1969 suffered a Category B accident.  To Bristol 14 August 1969, available for disposal there from 17 December 1969.  Sold to Seneca Flight College of Toronto on 19 February 1970.  Used as instructional airframe for civil AME's (Aircraft Mechanics Engineers).  Later to Moncton Flight College.  To Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum in 2000.  Currently under restoration (2004).  On display at Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum in Halifax, NS by 2007.  Reported as Canadian Forces 119720, but was never renumbered.

 

last date: 19 February 1970 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

16721

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

24605

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 May 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 56-4038.  To CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 9 May 1957.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg 18 August to 23 December 1959 following a B category crash, then back to CJATC.  Struck off for use as instructional airframe at Rivers on 12 October 1960.  Classified as Instructional Airframe A 699 on 2 September 1964.  Apparently never renumbered, although still in use as a training aid at CFB Petawawa, Ontario when it became available for disposal on 5 July 1971.  Sold to College Eduard Montpetit, Longueil, PQ.

 

last date: 6 October 1971 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

16722

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

24606

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 57-1606.  To No. 1 AOP Flight, Camp Petawawa, Ontario when accepted.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg 9 October 1958 for repairs, back to Petawawa on 20 April 1959.  Crashed at Petawawa on 4 July 1959.

 

last date: 23 November 1959 - Written off, after Category A crash.

16723

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

24607

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 57-1607.  To Air Force Headquarters Practice Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 24 July 1954.  Marked "DQMG (D&D)" shortly after delivery, probably while being tested by office of Deputy Quartermaster General.  Still carried US serial number on forward fuselage at this time.  To No. 1 AOP Flight at Camp Petawawa, Ontario on 1 June 1961.  Back to Rockcliffe on 2 August 1961.  To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment on 15 August 1961, operated at Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment at Valcartier, PQ.  To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 13 March 1962 for prototype installation of VHF/FM and AN/ARN59 radios.  At Army Aviation Tactical Training School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, from 12 July 1962.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg on 22 November 1963, back to CJATC.  To AOP Troop of 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Germany on 12 January 1965, in camouflage paint.  Exchanged with 16717.  Still with this unit when it became part of 4th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group on 27 October 1966.  To AOP Troop 1 RCHA on 12 December 1967, still with this unit when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119723 (which see).

16724

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

24608

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 May 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 57-1608.  Accepted into stored reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To Piston Training Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 4 November 1958.  To No. 1 AOP Flight at Camp Petawawa, Ontario on 1 June 1961.  Detached to Camp Gagetown for summer exercises 5 June to 31 July 1961.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario to receive camouflage paint on 2 August 1961.  To Air Force Headquarters Practice Flight at Rockcliffe on 5 September 1961.  Free issue to Army on 2 October 1961.  To RCAF Calgary (formerly Lincoln Park), Alberta on 4 January 1963 for repairs following a Category B crash.  To 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Gagetown, NB on 13 March 1968.  To No. 6 RD on 23 December 1964.  To AOP Troop of 1 RCHA at Gagetown on 4 March 1965.  To 2 RCHA AOP Troop at Gagetown on 27 December 1966.  Still with this unit when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119724 (which see).

16725

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

24609

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 May 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 57-1609.  Delivered to stored reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta.  To No. 1 AOP Flight, Camp Petawawa, Ontario on 24 March 1958.  Free issue to the Army 4 May 1961, for use by 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Gagetown, NB.  Category B crash at Gagetown while with this unit in April 1966.  Sent to Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg, to be used as spares.

 

last date: 8 July 1966 - Struck off, used for spares.

16726

Cessna

 

L-19L/L-182

L-182D

 

 

Model 182D

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Taken on strength at Camp Borden, Ontario.  To Army Headquarters Training & Liaison Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 14 January 1961.  Back to Borden on 25 August 1961.    To 4th Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Petawawa on 10 May 1962.  Original designation was L-19L, changed to L-182 on 1 May 1963.  To Bristol Aerospace on 17 March 1964 for upper engine mount repairs and modifications.  Still with AOP Troop, 4 RCHA when it crashed on 14 December 1964 near Bradford, Ontario (north of Toronto, in the Holland Marsh).  Encountered snow storm en route from Borden to Trenton near Holland Landing.  Front end of aircraft destroyed by post impact fire.  Pilot Capt. H.A. Fleury killed.

 

last date: 26 April 1965 - Written off, after Category A crash.

16727

Cessna

 

L-19L/L-182

L-182D

 

 

Model 182D

53153

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 January 1961 - Taken on strength

 

To Army Headquarters Training & Liaison Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 12 January 1961.  Original designation was L-19L, changed to L-182 on 1 May 1963.  At Army Aviation Tactical Training School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, from 6 May 1963.  Still with this unit when it was absorbed by No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers on 14 June 1968, and when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119727 (which see).

16728

Cessna

 

L-19L/L-182

L-182D

 

 

Model 182D

53531

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 July 1961 - Taken on strength

 

To Army Headquarters Training & Liaison Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 14 July 1961.  To Field Aviation at Malton, Ontario on 27 October 1961, possibly for radio modifications.  Category B crash on 15 January 1962.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 9 February 1962 for repairs, back to Rockcliffe on 14 June 1962.  Original designation was L-19L, changed to L-182 on 3 May 1963.  To RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario on 17 June 1964, when this unit became the Air Force Headquarters Training Flight.  Still there on 1 May 1964, when the Canadian Forces Headquarters Flight Training Unit was absorbed by No. 412 (T) Squadron.  To No. 4 Flying Training School at CFB Rivers, Manitoba on 16 June 1969.  To Mobile Command Headquarters Tactical Air Wing at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 8 October 1969.  Still there when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119728 (which see).

16729

Cessna

 

L-19L/L-182

L-182D

 

 

Model 182D

53532

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 July 1961 - Taken on strength

 

To Army Headquarters Training & Liaison Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 14 July 1961.  At Army Aviation Tactical Training School, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, in October 1962.  Original designation was L-19L, changed to L-182 in early 1963.  With Air Force Headquarters Training Flight at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario from 31 March 1964.  To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at Uplands on 20 January 1965, for prototype installation of crash position indicator.  To No. 412 (T) Squadron at Uplands on 1 May 1967.  To Headquarters No. 8 Tactical Air Wing, Mobile Command at CFB Petawawa, Ontario on 9 July 1969.  To No. 7 TAW at Calgary, Alberta on 18 September 1969.  Still there when renumbered.  Liaison transport for Headquarters of First Canadian Infantry Brigade (later No. 1 Canadian Brigade Group).  Based at the Field Aviation hanger, Calgary International Airport.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119729.

16730

Cessna

 

L-19L/L-182

L-182F

 

 

Model 182F

54746

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1963 - Taken on strength

 

To Army Headquarters Training & Liaison Flight at Rockcliffe on 18 April 1963.  Original designation was L-19L, changed to L-182 on 3 May 1963.  Moved with this unit to RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario in 1964.  To Uplands Station Flight on 16 June 1964.  To No. 412 (T) Squadron at Uplands on 1 May 1967.  To No. 1 Regular Support Unit at CFB St. Hubert, PQ on 9 July 1969.  Still there when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119730 (which see).

16731

Cessna

 

L-19L/L-182

L-182F

 

 

Model 182F

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried from Wichita plant to Rockcliffe by Canadian Army pilots.  Original designation was L-19L, changed to L-182 in early 1963.  Serving with Army Headquarters Training & Liaison Flight, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario when it went missing on a cross country flight over northern Ontario on 10 January 1964.  Pilot was artillery officer Captain R. Flewyn.  Wreckage located on 4 May 1964.

 

last date: 25 February 1964 - Struck off after being reported missing, see comments.

16732

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23646

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1965 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 56-2524, had 1915 hours when received.  Taken on strength at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg 1 June to 21 October 1965 for modifications.  To Bristol 7 July 1966 for modifications and repainting.  To 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Gagetown, NB on 4 October 1966.  To AOP Troop, 2 RCHA at Gagetown on 27 October 1966.  Seen there 1966/1967 with Mobile Command crest on nose.  Still with 2 RCHA when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119732 (which see).

16733

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23648

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1965 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 56-2526.  Had 2163 hours when taken on strength at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  Category B crash on 29 September 1965, bounced on landing.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg 25 October 1965 for repairs, prototyping of modifications, and repainting.  Back to CJATC on 19 December 1966.  To AOP Troop, 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Gagetown, NB on 7 March 1967.  Still with this unit when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119733 (which see).

16734

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23818

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1965 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 57-6269, had 1489 hours when accepted.  Taken on strength at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg 10 January to 17 May 1966 for repainting, and prototyping of modifications .  To AOP Flight of 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Germany on 27 June 1966.  To 1 RCHA, 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group in Germany on 27 October 1966.  Still with this unit when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119734 (which see).

16735

Cessna

 

L-19

L-19E-CE

Bird Dog

 

Model 305

23863

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 May 1965 - Taken on strength

 

Ex US Army 57-6270.  Taken on strength at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  To Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg 17 November 1965 to 10 January 1966.  To Bristol again 24 May to 6 July 1966.  To AOP Troop of 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Camp Gagetown, NB on 26 October 1967.  To No. 448 (Test) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta 30 May 1969, for prototyping and testing of a target marking system.  To 5e Régiment d'artillerie légére du Canada at CFB Valcartier, PQ on 29 September 1969.  Still with this unit when renumbered.

 

last date: 11 June 1970 - Became CAF 119735 (which see).



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