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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

601

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300

CV 171

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYUX.  Fitted with Short Type 5100 floats.  With No. 7 General Purpose Detachment at Rockcliffe in 1936 and 1937.  Detached to Osisko Lake, Ontario in September 1936, to complete missed portions of survey work done there earlier in the summer.  Returned to Rocklciffe on 27 October 1936, detached to Lac-a-la-Tortue, PQ on 31 October.  Returned to Rockcliffe on 12 November, via Montreal.  Operated by No. 7 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont., late 1930s.   Photographic detachments of this squadron passed to No. 8 (GP) Squadron in February 1937, same base.  Still with this unit in 1938.  Struck off early in the war, exact date not known.

 

first date: 29 June 1931

 

last date: c.1940?

 

Taken on strength, as G-CYUX

 

Struck off

602

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300

CV 172

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYUY.  Photo in "Canadian Aircraft since 1909".  Used for survey crew training and equipment evaluation at Rockcliffe in 1936 and 1937, by the Geographical Section of the General Staff.  Served with No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, late 1930s.  Based at Camp Borden, Ontario in 1938.  Became Instructional Airframe A 25.

 

first date: 29 June 1931

 

last date: 9 June 1940

 

Taken on strength, as G-CYUY

 

Struck off

603

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300

CV 173

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYUZ.  Operated by No. 6 (GP) Detachment of No. 7 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont., 1936 and 1937.  Photographic detachments of this squadron passed to No. 8 (GP) Squadron in February 1937, same base.

 

first date: 18 July 1931

 

last date: 9 June 1940

 

Taken on strength, as G-CYUZ

 

Struck off

604

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300

CV 174

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYVA.  With No. 3 (GP) Unit in 1931.  With No. 2 General Purpose Detachment at Winnipeg in 1936 and 1937.  Served with No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, late 1930s.  Later to civil register as CF-BFC, registered to Canadian Airways on 5 July 1937.  Destroyed in heavy landing on snow at Cumberland House, Saskatchewan on 11 December 1941.

 

first date: 18 May 1931

 

last date: 5 July 1937

 

Taken on strength, as G-CYVA

 

Struck off, sold

605

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300

CV 175

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYVB.  With No. 3 (GP) Unit in 1931.  With No. 2 General Purpose Detachment at Winnipeg in 1936 and 1937.  Served with No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, late 1930s.  Later to civil register as CF-BFD, to Canadian Airways Ltd. on 8 June 1937.  Destroyed in forced landing following engine failure near Stalwart, Saskatchewan on 4 January 1938.

 

first date: 22 May 1931

 

last date: 8 June 1937

 

Taken on strength, as G-CYVB.

 

Struck off, sold.

606

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300

CV 176

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYVC.  With No. 6 Photo Detachment in mid 1930s.  Held at Rockcliffe as reserve for General Purpose Derachments in 1936 and 1937.  Served with No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, late 1930s.

 

first date: 1 June 1931

 

last date: 18 June 1940

 

Taken on strength, as G-CYVC.

 

Struck off

607

Bellanca

 

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

 

188

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from G-CYVF.  With No. 1 (GP) Detachment, Ottawa, Ontario, in 1931.  With No. 3 General Purpose Detachment at Winnipeg in 1936 and 1937.  Served with No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, late 1930s.  To civil register as CF-BFB, registered to Canadian Airways Ltd. on 22 May 1937.  Destroyed in forced landing following engine failure, near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on 29 November 1940.

 

first date: 20 May 1930

 

last date: 22 May 1937

 

Imported from USA, taken on strength as G-CYVF

 

Struck off, sold.

608

Bellanca

 

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

 

189

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from G-CYVG, date unknown.  With No. 3 General Purpose Detachment at Winnipeg in 1936 and 1937.  Served with No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, late 1930s.  To civil register as CF-BFA, registered to Canadian Airways Limited on 28 May 1937.  To Quebec Airways in 1941.  Destroyed during cross wind takeoff at Baie Comeau, PQ on 23 December 1942.

 

first date: 5 June 1930

 

last date: 28 May 1937

 

Imported from USA, taken on strength as G-CYVG

 

Struck off, sold.

609

Bellanca

 

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

 

190

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from G-CYVH, date unknown.  Category C damage at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 26 June 1931.  Served with No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, late 1930s.  Loaned to No. 119 (B) Squadron for navigation training at summer camp at Camp Borden, 1937.

 

first date: 8 July 1930

 

last date: 8 February 1944

 

Imported from USA, taken on strength as G-CYVH

 

Struck off

610

Bellanca

 

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

 

191

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from G-CYVI.  Operated by No. 7 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont., mid 1930s.  Photographic detachments of this squadron passed to No. 8 (GP) Squadron in February 1937, same base.  Held at Winnipeg as reserve for General Purpose Derachments in 1936 and 1937.  Overhauled by MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg, summer of 1936.  Loaned to No. 119 (B) Squadron for navigation training at summer camp at Camp Borden, 1937.  Still with No. 8 Sdn. in 1939.

 

first date: 6 August 1930

 

last date: 8 February 1944

 

Imported from USA, Taken on strength as G-CYVI.

 

Struck off

611

Bellanca

 

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

 

192

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from G-CYVJ.  With No. 7 Photo Detachment in mid 1930s.  Operated by No. 6 (GP) Detachment of No. 7 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont., 1936 and 1937.  Served with No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, late 1930s.

 

first date: 1 June 1935

 

last date: 18 June 1940

 

Renumbered from G-CYVJ

 

Struck off

612

Bellanca

 

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

 

193

 

 

 

 

Fitted with three-camera electically driveninstallation in cabin by 1935.  Fitted with Edo Type X floats.  With No. 7 General Purpose Detachment at Rockcliffe in 1936 and 1937.  Operated by No. 7 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont., 1937 to 1939.  With No. 7 General Purpose Detachment in northern Ontario when it was forced down by bad weather at Lake Kamshigama on 1 September 1936.  Had engine changed at Bark Lake, Ontario in late September of that year.  Forced landing at Lake Kapikik on 6 October 1936 due to low enigne oil pressure, while ferrying to Soiux Lookout.  Forced landed in snow storm at Opazatika Lake on 19 October 1936.  Carried on to Lake Osisko next day, sank at moorings in shallow water due to weight of snowfall that night, recovered with only slight damage.  Returned to Rockcliffe on 27 October 1936, detached to Lac-a-la-Tortue, PQ on 31 October.  Returned to Rockcliffe on 11 November, non stop.  Struck off early in the war, exact date not known.

 

first date: c.1935

 

last date: c.1940?

 

Renumbered from G-CYVK.

 

Struck off.

613

Fairchild

 

FC-2 / 51L

 

 

 

 

64

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYXM.  Converted to 51L on 7 April 1930.

 

first date: 6 May 1928

 

last date: 16 January 1935

 

Taken on strength, as G-CYXM.

 

Struck off.

614

Fairchild

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

FC-2/FC-2L

 

 

 

 

CV 84

 

 

 

 

was G-CYXU.  Converted to FC-2L by Ottawa Car Co., using US supplied kit, on 21 June 1930.

 

first date: 13 September 1928

 

last date: 14 August 1934

 

Taken on strength, as FC-2 G-CYXU

 

Struck off.

615

Fairchild

 

FC-2W

 

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYXN.  Used at Vancouver.

 

first date: 4 June 1928

 

last date: 23 July 1935

 

Taken on strength as G-CYXN.

 

Struck off.

616

Fairchild

 

FC-2W

 

 

 

 

88

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYXO.  Category B damage on 3 March 1936.

 

first date: 13 June 1928

 

last date: 21 July 1936

 

Taken on strength as G-CYXO.

 

Struck off.

617

Fairchild

 

FC-2W

 

 

 

 

94

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYXP.  with No. 7 Photo Detachment in 1930.

 

first date: 13 June 1928

 

last date: 5 April 1935

 

Taken on strength as G-CYXP.

 

Struck off.

618

Fairchild

 

FC-2W

 

 

 

 

84

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYXQ.  Used at Vancouver, BC.

 

first date: 4 June 1928

 

last date: 5 April 1935

 

Taken on strength as G-CYXQ.

 

Struck off.

619

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

FC-2W2 / 71B

 

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

 

Converted from FC-2W1 to FC-2W2 when renumbered.  With No. 4 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Jericho Beach, BC, 1934 to 1939.  Toured Trans Canada Airway construction sites in 1936.  Withdrawn from use on 11 June 1936, with 1,521 hours airframe time.

 

first date: 1933

 

last date: 20 November 1941

 

Renumbered from G-CYYU.

 

Struck off

620

Fairchild

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

FC-2/51/51A

 

 

 

 

CV 86

 

 

 

 

Wwas G-CYXK; converted to Model 51 on 4 July 1930, later to 51A.  Operated on skiis from Camp Borden in early 1930s.

 

first date: 29 August 1928

 

last date: 5 October 1946

 

Taken on strength as G-CYXK

 

Struck off

621

Fairchild

 

FC-2 / 51

 

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from 29.  Converted to Model 51 on 4 July 1930.  Operated on skiis from Camp Borden in early 1930s.

 

first date: 21 December 1927

 

last date: 4 October 1939

 

Taken on strength as 29

 

Struck off

622

Fairchild

 

FC-2 / 51

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from 30.  Converted to Model 51 on 15 December 1930.

 

first date: 11 January 1928

 

last date: 12 July 1940

 

Taken on strength as 30.

 

Struck off.

623

Fairchild

 

FC-2

 

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

 

Ex G-CYXY, ex RCAF 211.  Later became Instructional Airframe A 15.

 

first date: 12 April 1928

 

last date: 19 May 1938

 

Taken on strength as  G-CYXY.

 

Struck off

624

Fairchild

 

FC-2 / 51

 

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYXW.  Converted to Model 51 on 24 January 1931.  Seen at RCAF Station St. John, NB, 20 July 1940.  May have been operated by No. 118 (B) Squadron at that time.

 

first date: 9 May 1928

 

last date: 27 August 1942

 

Taken on strength as G-CYXW

 

Struck off

625

Fairchild

 

FC-2 / 51

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYYV.  Operated by No. 12 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Seen on skiis at RCAF Station Trenton, pre war.

 

first date: 20 October 1927

 

last date: 20 November 1941

 

Taken on strength as G-CYYV.

 

Sold for $3,000 to Austin Airways.  Became CF-BVY.

626

Fairchild

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

FC-2 / 51A

 

 

 

 

CV 83

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYXV.  Converted to 51A January 1931 (or 1930?).  Fitted with fuselage bomb rack in late 1930s, used for training at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 2 August 1928

 

last date: 8 February 1944

 

Taken on strength as G-CYXV.

 

Struck off.

627

Fairchild

built in US

FC-2/51A

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYYT. Seen on floats at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, August 1936.  Sold post war to Austin Airways as CF-BVY.  Wings and tail fitted to CF-BVI (ex RCAF 640), as Model 51/71.

 

first date: 4 November 1927

 

last date: 2 October 1941

 

Taken on strength, as G-CYYT.

 

Struck off.

628

Fairchild

 

FC-2 / 51A

 

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from 31.  Converted to Model 51A on 10 April 1931.  Became Instructional Airframe A 131.

 

first date: 24 January 1928

 

last date: 12 May 1943

 

Taken on strength, as 31.

 

Struck off.

629

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from G-CYUW.  Used at Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Detached, on skiis, to do winter surveys north of Lake Superior, Operation Kenora, in January 1935.  Operated by No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Stations Winnipeg, Manitoba or Rockcliffe, Ont., 1936 to 1939.  Category B damage at Port Hope (Ontario?) on 11 February 1937.

 

first date: 21 September 1934

 

last date: 3 June 1940

 

Renumbered from G-CYUW.

 

Struck off.

630

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71C

 

 

 

 

4/767

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYVE; converted to 71C on 26 September 1932.  Operated by No. 5 (FB) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1936, mostly on RCMP patrols.

 

first date: 1934?

 

last date: 14 October 1940

 

Renumbered from G-CYVE.

 

Struck off.

631

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

 

 

3/766

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYVN.  Category C damage on 13 June 1935, location noted as "St. Lawrence".  Operated by No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Stations Winnipeg, Manitoba or Rockcliffe, Ont., 1936 to 1939.

 

first date: 12 July 1930

 

last date: 2 June 1941

 

Taken on strength as G-CYVN.

 

Struck off.

632

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

 

 

2/765

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYVO.  Category C damage on 13 October 1932, at Kingston, Ontario.  Operated from RCAF Station Trenton, June 1940.

 

first date: 8 July 1930

 

last date: 9 August 1941

 

Taken on strength as G-CYVO.

 

Struck off.

633

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

 

 

1/764

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYVX.  Operated by No. 5 Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  Flew this squadron's first patrol on behalf of the RCMP on 17 April 1934.  Later with No. 4 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Jericho Beach, BC.  To Western Air Command in 1940.  Served with No. 13 (OT) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1940 to 1941.

 

first date: 1934?

 

last date: 13 March 1941

 

Renumbered from G-CYVX.

 

Struck off.

634

Fairchild

 

71B

 

 

 

 

763

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYVY.  Operated by No. 7 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont., 1936 to 1939.  With No. 112 Squadron at Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1940.

 

first date: 30 May 1930

 

last date: 2 October 1941

 

Taken on strength as G-CYVY.

 

Struck off.

635

Fairchild

 

71B

 

 

 

 

762

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYVZ.  Used at Gaspe, Quebec.

 

first date: 30 May 1930

 

last date: 9 March 1935

 

Taken on strength as G-CYVZ.

 

Struck off.

636

Fairchild

 

71B

 

 

 

 

761

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYWA.  Operated by No. 5 Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  Wrecked in a gale, 17 September 1939.

 

first date: c.1935

 

last date: 5 December 1939

 

renumbered from G-CYWA.

 

Struck off.

637

Fairchild

 

71

 

 

 

 

645

 

 

 

 

was G-CYWB.  Sold to M&C Aviation when struck off.

 

first date: 5 April 1930

 

last date: 16 October 1941

 

Taken on strength as G-CYWB.

 

Struck off.

638

Fairchild

 

71

 

 

 

 

688

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYWC.  Operated from RCAF Station Trenton on floats, pre war.  Operated by No. 7 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont., 1936 to 1939.  Later with No. 13 (OT) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1940 to 1941.  Sold to Canadian Airways Ltd. when struck off.

 

first date: 31 March 1930

 

last date: 16 October 1941

 

Taken on strength as G-CYWC.

 

Struck off.

639

Fairchild

 

71

 

 

 

 

570

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYWD.  Used by No. 5 (FB) Squadron.

 

first date: 28 March 1930

 

last date: 10 June 1938

 

Taken on strength as G-CYWD.

 

Struck off.

640

Fairchild

 

71

 

 

 

 

674

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYWE.  Used by No. 5 and No. 8 Squadrons.  To No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary, Alberta, October 1941 for sale.  Sold post war to Austin Airways as CF-BVI. Using wings and tail of CF-BVY (ex RCAF 627), was converted to Model 51/71 in 1948.

 

first date: 14 March 1930

 

last date: 8 October 1941

 

Taken on strength as G-CYWE.

 

Struck off.

641

Fairchild

 

71

 

 

 

 

687

 

 

 

 

was G-CYWF.  Operated by No. 7 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont.  Visited No. 7 GP Detachment base at Lake Osisko, Ontario in July 1936, on inspection visit from Rockcliffe.  With No. 4 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Jericho Beach, BC, late 1930s.  Category C damage in BC on 14 July 1939.

 

first date: 25 March 1930

 

last date: 17 April 1945

 

Taken on strength as G-CYWF.

 

Struck off.

642

Fairchild

 

71

 

 

 

 

689

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYWG.  Served at No. 1 Wireless School in 1939.  In use as training aid at Cartierville, PQ when struck off and sold to Gray Rocks Air Service.  Had 1,520 airframe time when sold.

 

first date: 5 April 1930

 

last date: 13 April 1942

 

Taken on strength as G-CYWG.

 

Struck off.

643

Fairchild

 

71

 

 

 

 

690

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYWH.  Operated by No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Stations Winnipeg, Manitoba or Rockcliffe, Ont., 1936 to 1939.  To No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary, Alberta, October 1941 for sale to Wings Ltd.  Became CF-BVI.

 

first date: 12 April 1930

 

last date: 8 October 1941

 

Taken on strength as G-CYWH

 

Struck off.

644

Fairchild

 

71

 

 

 

 

625

 

 

 

 

Was G-CYWX.  Operated by Mobile Photographic Detachment of No. 7 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont., mid 1930s.  Passed to No. 8 (GP) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ont., 1937 to 1939.  With No. 112 Squadron in 1940.

 

first date: 30 April 1929

 

last date: 8 October 1941

 

Taken on strength as G-CYWX.

 

Struck off.

645

Fairchild

 

71

 

 

 

 

615

 

 

 

 

Renumbered from 113.  Operated by No. 5 (FB) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.

 

first date: c.1932

 

last date: 10 June 1938

 

Renumbered from 113

 

Struck off.

646

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

Re-marked from 182.  Sold to Canadian Airways as CF-BVS.  Scrapped after forced landing near Ft. McMurray, Alberta, 28 March 1943.

 

first date: 25 June 1931

 

last date: 9 October 1941

 

Taken on strength, as 182.

 

Sold, see comments

647

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B/71C

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

Re-marked from 183.  Operated by No. 5 Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, in late 1930s.    Operated by No. 111 (AC) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1940.  Later with No. 13 (OT) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1940 to 1941.  Converted to 71C, February 1944.  To civil register as CF-BXG with Canadian Airways Ltd.

 

first date: 25 June 1931

 

last date: 16 October 1941

 

Taken on strength, as 183

 

Struck off.

650

Douglas

Douglas, Long Beach

Dakota

Mk. I

 

 

 

9015

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-47-DL, serial number 42-32789.  To Eastern Air Command 1943.  Operated by No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, 1943 to 1946.  Became instructional airframe A.508 on 7 December 1946.  To Philippine AF after being sold.

 

first date: 31 March 1943

 

last date: 2 February 1953

 

taken on strength

 

struck off


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