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Serial Numbers
RCAF 9601 to 9644
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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

9601

Sikorsky

 

H-5

 

 

 

S-51

51-18

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 April 1947 - Taken on strength

 

First RCAF helicopter.  Delivered to Canadian Pratt & Whitney at Longueil, PQ on 12 March 1947 by RCAF and Sikorsky crew, then on to Trenton next day.  Crashed at Trenton at 09:50 on 28 March 1947 while being operated by the Central Flying School, first RCAF helicopter crash.  Tail rotor disintegrated on take off, after being damaged by ground contact due to over rotation in practice auto rotation.  Pilot seriously injured.  Originally reported as Category A, but repaired and returned to service.  Visited No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary in April 1948.  To rescue flight at Edmonton on 19 April 1948.  Damaged again during training flight at Rivers, Manitoba in December 1948, power settling during recovery from practice autorotation.  Tail boom nearly severed.  On loan to No. 112 (T) Flight at that time.  With K Flight of North West Air Command at RCAF Station Edmonton in 1950, marked "VC*CCX".  Had 353:00 airframe time in February 1950.  Turned on side during cross wind landing at an air show in August 1950.  Category C damage on 19 June 1952 at Rivers.  Main rotor blades contacted tail boom on shut down.  With Helicopter Conversion flight of the Light Aircraft School in summer of 1954.  Later with Central Experimental Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Last used operationally at RCAF Station Chatham, NB.  Withdrawn from use in January 1965.  Transferred to National Aeronautical Collection on 26 February 1969.  On display at the Canadian Warplanes Heritage Museum in Hamilton in 2010, on loan.  Back at National Aeronautical Collection in 2012.  Still belongs to Department of National Defence.

9602

Sikorsky

 

H-5

 

 

 

S-51

51-19

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 April 1947 - Taken on strength

 

With Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario for pilot training summer of 1947.  Delivered to No. 103 Search and Rescue (SAR) Flight, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, on 11 October 1947.  First military helicopter in Maritimes.  Carried ICAO registration "VC*CHD" while with this unit, marked as "CH*D" on tail boom.  Transported sick girl from Point Sapin, NB to RCAF Station Chatham, NB following major snow storm, on 23 March 1952.  With No. 103 (R) Unit, Greenwood, NS in July 1952, when it was dispatched to Joli Lake to aid in forest fire fighting.  With Helicopter Conversion flight of the Light Aircraft School at CJATC, Rivers, Manitoba in summer and fall of 1954.  Still with Light Aircraft School in May and October 1955, and November 1956.  US civil registration N5219 issued for this helicopter, date unknown.  Reported sold in 1980.  On display at the Hew England Air Museum in Bradley, Connecticut by 1998, in civil markings.  Had been restored by volunteers from nearby Sikorsky plant.  Still there in 2013.  Civil registration cancelled in 2014.

 

last date: 2 December 1964 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

9603

Sikorsky

 

H-5

 

 

 

S-51

51-30

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 July 1947 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered in natural metal finish, carrying early red and blue RCAF roundels. Operated by Central Experimental and Proving Establishment, on East Coast during Operation Chatham, spring of 1949.  Marked "VC*BVU" in June 1950, operated by No. 444 (AOP) Squadron at Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  At RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario when it dropped the first pararescue tech from an RCAF helicopter on 19 December 1950.  Operated by the Central Air Command Composite Flight at Trenton.  Displayed at CNE air show in August 1951, carrying registration VC-CBO.  Used by No. 103 (S&R) Flight at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS in 1950s, marked "VC*CHD".  At RCAF Station Chatham, NB in 1955 and 1959.  With Light Aircraft School at CJATC, Rivers, Manitoba in 1960s.  Sold to Alberta Institute of Technology, used as a training aide at Calgary campus.  Preserved, displayed at American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Still there in 2012.

 

last date: 23 December 1964 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

9604

Sikorsky

 

H-5

 

 

 

S-51

51-109

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 August 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried from RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario to Rivers Camp, Manitoba October 1948, via Ottawa, Oshawa, Downsview, North Bay, Porquis Junction, Kapuskasing, Nakina, Armstrong, Sioux Lookout, Kenora, and Winnipeg.  Coded "VC*BVS" while with No. 444 (AOP) Squadron and Light Aircraft School helicopter flight at Rivers.  Later with No. 102 (C&R) Unit at Rivers, marked "OU*604".  Took part in flood relief operations on Red River at Winnipeg in spring of 1950.  Dispatched to the NWT on 28 May 1951, to support surveying activities near Wrigley.  Crashed on mountain side 30 miles west of junction of the Liard and Nahanni Rivers on 10 June 1951.  Pilot and passengers uninjured, walked out.  Temporary repairs on site, then ferried to Calgary, Alberta for final repairs.  Returned to Rivers in early 1953.  Damaged in hard landing during practice autorotation near Rivers on 25 September 1953.  Pilot Lt. G.C. Walker, RCASC uninjured.  Engine failure during training at Rivers on 2 December 1953, successfully autorotated.  With Helicopter Conversion flight of the Light Aircraft School in summer of 1954.  Still with Light Aircraft School in May and October 1955.  Category A crash while at Rivers, in 1962.  Marked "OU*604" at time of crash.

 

last date: 16 May 1962 - Struck off

9605

Sikorsky

 

H-5

 

 

 

S-51

51-117

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 October 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Operated by the Helicopter Conversion Flight at CJATC, Rivers, Manitoba when it tipped over while attempting to take off on 6 February 1950.  One main gear snagged a snow bank at lift off, today we would call this a dynamic roll over accident.  Returned to factory for repairs.  Back at CJATC in summer of 1951, when it was dispatched to Medicine Hat, Alberta to support flood relief activities, 3 to 4 April 1951.  Delivered explosives to ground parties attempting to clear an ice jamb.  Departed CJATC for the NWT on 7 August 1951, where it replaced the crashed 9604 (which see), and took part in the recovery of 9604.  To the NWT summer of 1952, to support survey work.  Damaged in landing due to gusty winds, near Norman Wells, on 11 June 1952.  Tail rotor and main rotor blades replaced on site.  With No. 102 (CR) Unit at CJATC in 1954, coded "OU*605".  With Light Aircraft School at CJATC in May and October 1955.

 

last date: 4 January 1961 - Struck off

9606

Sikorsky

 

H-5

 

 

 

S-51

51-161

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 March 1949 - Taken on strength

 

Based at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC from May 1949 with No. 121 (S&R) Flight, coded "QT*606".  Flew rescue party to crash site of Mitchell 5246 (which see).  Made a total of 10 round trips between the crash site and the yard of Viscount Alexander School in Port Coquitlam, BC (today known as Kwayhquitlum School) in September and October 1953.  Carried out radar calibration exercise with HMCS Sioux on 26 February 1954.  Coded "KR*606" while on west coast, exact date not clear.  Destroyed in hangar fire at Sea Island on 4 May 1954, the only RCAF rescue helicopter on the west coast at that time.  Replaced by H-21 9613 in December 1955.

 

last date: 19 May 1954 - Struck off

9607

Sikorsky

 

H-5

 

 

 

S-51

51-166

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1949 - Taken on strength

 

Based at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC from May 1949 with No. 121 (S&R) Flight.  Marked "VC*GBC" at this time.  Loaned to Army Survey Establishment c.1950, used to support survey work in northern BC.  At CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba in the mid 1950s with the Helicopter Conversion Flight of the Light Aircraft School, coded "RI*607".  Minor damage in a hard landing at Rivers on 31 May 1954, when engine failed at 50 feet on landing approach.  No injuries.  Took part in search for missing USAF B-47 in February 1955, damaged in hard landing during this search.  Still with Light Aircraft School in May 1955 and November 1956.  To Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, for use as a training aide.  Ownership to City of Calgary in 1960s.  Later displayed in City Planetarium in Calgary.  Preserved, at Calgary Aerospace Museum.

 

last date: 5 April 1965 - Struck off

9608

Bell

 

H-13

H-13B

 

 

Model 47D

22

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 December 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Manufactured in Buffalo, New York in January 1948.  US civil registered as NC196B, probably for manufacturer's tests.  Civil registration CF-DJQ issued to de Havilland Canada on 2 April 1948, for ferry flight to Canada.  Recorded sale price to DHC was $21,264.50.  Demonstrated at Ottawa by DHC pilot in May 1948.  With the Helicopter Conversion Flight, Light Aircraft School, at CJATC, Rivers, Manitoba in 1950, registration marked on tail boom as "VC*BVV".  Took part in demonstration air assault at Camp Shilo in October 1950, in support of officer training course underway there.  Airlifted from Rivers to Norman Wells, NWT in a C-119 in June 1952, to aid in recovery of 9605 (which see).  Ferried back to Rivers via Edmonton and Saskatoon.  Back on survey support work when it crashed 24 miles north of Nahanni, NWT on 21 July 1953.  Change in wind on lift off caused aircraft to drift sideways, snagged a skid on uneven terrain and tipped over.  No injuries.

 

last date: 22 March 1954 - Struck off, reduced to spares

9609

Bell

 

H-13

H-13B

 

 

Model 47D

50

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 December 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Manufacturer in Buffalo, New York in June 1948.  US civil registered as NC196B, probably for manufacturer's tests.  Civil registration CF-DJR issued to de Havilland Canada on 25 June 1948, used for ferry flight to Canada.  Built as a model 47D, later converted to Model 47G.  With Helicopter Conversion Flight of the Light Aircraft School at CJATC, Rivers, Manitoba in summer and fall of 1954, marked "OU*609".  Transported by C-119 serial 22114 to La Pas, Manitoba on 13 February 1955, to take part in search for missing USAF B-47.  Still with Light Aircraft School in May and October 1955, and November 1956.  Loaned to RCN by 1961, their serial number 50.  Reported by some sources as going to civil register as CF-VTP, but this was actually ex RCN 1329, ex RCAF 9616 (which see).

 

last date: 22 February 1962 - Struck off, transferred to RCN

9610

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21A

 

 

Model 42

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 September 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Piasecki's Canadian facility at Arnprior, Ontario on 27 August 1954, by joint RCAF / Piasecki crew that included Frank Piasecki.  Both helicopters in red and blue finish at the time.  With No. 108 (CR) Com Flight at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ from fall of 1954, for pilot training before H-21B arrived at this Unit.  Detached to Whitehorse to support DEW Line construction in May 1955.  With No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island in 1960s.  Later at RCAF Station Greenwood.  Forced landing off base while at Greenwood, slung out under 9591, on 28 June 1961.  Pending disposal from 25 February 1966.

 

last date: 7 October 1966 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9611

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21A

 

 

Model 42

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

USAF serial 52-8488 issued for this helicopter, no record it was ever marked.  With No. 108 (CR) Com Flight at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ from fall of 1954, for pilot training before H-21B arrived at this Unit.  Arrived at RCAF Bagotville on 2 September 1954.  Slung out wreck of Cessna 180 CF-HCL, 55 miles southwest of Chibougamau, PQ spring of 1955.  In natural metal finish at that time.  With No. 121 (K) Unit at Sea Island by 1957, coded "QT*611".  Rescued 22 seaman from SS Glafkos off Vancouver Island, 3 January 1962, flown by F/L Dan Campbell.  Rescued survivor of USAF F-89 crash near Penticton, BC on 5 January 1962.  Still based at RCAF Station Vancouver in 1963. Still with this unit when it moved to RCAF Station Comox, BC.  Based at RCAF Winnipeg, dates not known.  Pending disposal from 15 June 1967.

 

last date: 21 August 1967 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9612

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21A

 

 

Model 42

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 September 1954 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (CR) Com Flight at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ from fall of 1954, for pilot training before H-21B arrived at this Unit.  Crashed while practicing autorotations at Ste. Honore, PQ on 1 May 1955, destroyed by post impact fire.  No injuries.  First H-21 lost in RCAF service.

 

last date: 9 May 1955 - Struck off

9613

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21A

 

 

Model 42

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (CR) Com Flight at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ from fall of 1954, for pilot training before H-21B arrived at this Unit.  To No. 121 (Composite) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in December 1955.  Crashed in BC interior on 21 April 1956, killing 2 RCAF crew and a Vertol tech rep.

 

last date: 17 May 1956 - Struck off

9614

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21A

 

 

Model 42

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 September 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered from Arnprior, Ontario to No. 103 Rescue Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 13 January 1955.  First H-21 to this unit.  Seen at Trenton in 1959 still in 103 RU markings, coded "QZ*614".  Based at RCAF Station Vancouver in 1963, with No. 121 (K) Unit.  Dispatched to Inuvik, NWT on 19 June 1963 to assist in flood operations.  Rescued survivors of a Husky crash in the Coquhalla Pass, BC on 15 May 1964.  Still with this unit when it moved to RCAF Station Comox, BC.  Pending disposal from 15 June 1967.

 

last date: 21 August 1967 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9615

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21A

 

 

Model 42

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered new to No. 108 (Comm) Flight at Bagotville in fall of 1954.  Carried various VIPs at IATA conference in Quebec City in November 1954.  Operating on floats by 2 May 1955.  Operating from Trenton by No. 102 (C&R) Flight in September 1956, when it was loaned to No. 108 Flight for construction work in the north.  Crashed on 6 March 1957 while with this unit.

 

last date: 15 March 1957 - Struck off

9616

Bell

 

H-13

H-13B

 

 

Model 47D

1329

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 February 1955 - Taken on strength

 

Served at CJATC, Rivers, Manitoba, coded "OU*616".  With Helicopter Flight of Light Aircraft School at Rivers in October 1955, still there in November 1956.  To RCN in 1962, their serial 1329.  To civil register as CF-VTR in 1967, registered to Midwest Aviation Ltd. Of Winnipeg.  Sold to Dr. W.T. Boyd of Timmins, Ontario by April 1968.  To Shaw air of Saskatoon by April 1976.  Sold, exported to USA by 23 September 1977.  Later registered as N22226, F-GHBZ, 5R-M?.

 

last date: 30 April 1962 - Struck off, transferred to RCN

9619

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55-143

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 May 1963 - Taken on strength

 

US registration N8143 used for manufacturer's trials.  Delivered to Canada on 18 April 1952.  Registered CF-GHV when loaned to civil operators.  To Okanagan Helicopters when struck off.  Crashed in Newfoundland in late 1960s.

 

last date: 21 April 1966 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9620

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55774

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered new to RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in 1954, used there for pilot training program run by Okanagan Helicopters.  With No. 108 Communications Flight at Rockcliffe in 1955.  Dispatched from Rockcliffe to Fort MacMurry, Alberta  on 10 April 1956 for Operation Rotary West (support for radar facility construction in western Canada).  To civil register as CF-JTA, still used for radar base construction.  Crashed at Cranberry Portage, Manitoba (about 20 miles east of Flin Flon) on 7 August 1962, while being operated by Autair Helicopters.

 

last date: 19 May 1963 - Struck off

9621

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55792

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Comm) Flight at Bagotville in fall of 1954.  Left Bagotville for detachment at Knob Lake, PQ on 31 May 1955.  Dispatched from Rockcliffe to Winisk, Ontario on 10 April 1956 for Operation Rotary West.  To civil register as CF-JTB, still used for radar base construction.  Operated by Okanagan Helicopters from March 1957, then Autair Helicopters from March 1962.

 

last date: 7 April 1966 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9622

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55786

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered new to Sea Island in 1954, used there for pilot training program run by Okanogan Helicopters.  With No. 108 (Com) Flight in 1956, returned to Rockcliffe from Winisk, Ontario on 21 September 1956.  To civil register as CF-JTC in March 1957, registered initially to Department of National Defence, still used for radar base construction.  Operated from RCAF Station Cranberry Portage, Manitoba in 1958 and 1959 by Okanagan Helicopters.  Based at Dawson Creek, BC in 1960.  Forced landing after engine failure on 25 September 1962, while being operated near Edmonton, Alberta by Autair Helicopters.  Ownership to Okanagan Helicopters by May 1965.  Crashed at 08:40 local time on 14 March 1968, while being operated by Okanagan Helicopters.  Working on power line construction near Ruby Creek, BC, main rotor blade struck electrical tower.  Civil registration cancelled on 1 October 1968.

 

last date: 30 March 1965 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9623

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55787

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Operated by Sikorsky at Bridgeport, Connecticut in September 1954 for RCAF pilot training.  Delivered to RCAF Station Bagotville shortly after, stored pending formation of No. 108 (Comm) Flight at Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Damaged in use out of Knob Lake on 7 September 1955, returned to Bagotville for repairs.  Replaced by 9629.  Dispatched from Rockcliffe to Winisk, Ontario on 10 April 1956 for Operation Rotary West.  At Winisk again in October 1956.  To civil register as CF-JTD by 13 March 1957, still owned by Department of National Defence, still used for radar base construction.  Based at RCAF Station Dawson Creek, BC in 1957, operated by Okanagan Helicopters, noted with 1927:40 logged time in February 1958.  Based at Stoney Mountain in 1960.  Operated by Autair in 1962.  Owned by Okanagan Helicopters by 26 March 1965.  Registered to Deltaire Industries of Vancouver in 1971, converted to turbine engine at this time.  Leased to Frontier Helicopters in 1972.  Crashed into Shallow Bay, NWT (near Inuvik) on 13 August 1972, after encountering heavy rain storm.  Registration cancelled in December 1972.

 

last date: 5 March 1965 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9624

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55788

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Comm) Flight at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in 1955.  Searched for lost children on 20 May 1955, locating them.  Moved to Cold Lake, Alberta in September 1955.  One of 9 H-19s assigned to Pratt & Whitney Canada at Longueil, PQ in February 1957, for switch over to civil registration.  Returned to Rockcliffe on 15 March 1957, with civil registration CF-JTE.  RCAF crews issued temporary civil licences for delivery flights.  Operated by Dominion Helicopters in 1967 and 1968.  Crashed and burned near Marathon, Ontario in 1968, after tail rotor pylon failure.  No fatalities.  Wreckage left on site for several years.

 

last date: 1 March 1965 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9625

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55789

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered new to No. 108 (Comm) Flight at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Left Bagotville for detachment at Knob Lake, PQ on 31 May 1955.  Moved to Lesser Slave Lake in September 1955.  At Cold Lake, Alberta by end of September 1955.  Dispatched from Rockcliffe to Bird, Manitoba on 10 April 1956 for Operation Rotary West.  One of 9 H-19s assigned to Pratt & Whitney Canada at Longueil, PQ in February 1957, for switch over to civil registration.  Returned to Rockcliffe on 15 March 1957, with civil registration CF-JTF.  Initially registered to Department of National Defence.  RCAF crews issued temporary civil licences for delivery flights.  Engine failure on 16 December 1958 near Bird, Manitoba as a result of a ruptured oil cooler, landed without further damage.  Severley damaged in hard landing near Gregoire Lake, Alberta (about 20 miles south of Fort McMurray) at 10:45 local time on 1 March 1963, following a hydraulic failure.  Operated by Autair Helicopters at the time.  Preliminary investigation found mis-assembly of right lateral servo valve, probably at last overhaul.  Repaired, back in service by November 1963.  Sold to Okanagan Helicopters on 29 March 1966, for $20,250.00.  Removed from Canadian civil register in 1969, on being leased to Kennedy Air Service of Alaska.  Back on Canadian register as CF-JTF by April 1971.  Sold to Astroaire International for lease to Atlantic Helicopters, in July 1971.  Converted to Garett turboshaft engine by January 1972.  With Nahanni Helicopters of Delta, BC by September 1972.  Operated from Fort Simpson, NWT in 1973.  Engine failure in flight during fire fighting operations in NWT on 6 July 1973.  Heavily damaged when it autorotated into swamp 10 miles south-west of Bennett Field.  Repaired, back in service by March 1974.  Crashed and burned at 08:15 on 11 April 1975, on King Christen Island, NWT, following an uncontrolled full aft displacement of cyclic stick.  Registration canceled on 12 August 1976.

 

last date: 4 April 1966 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9626

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55790

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered new to No. 108 (Comm) Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario in October 1954.  Used to support DEW Line construction in Arctic.  Operating around Moosonee, Ontario in May 1955.  Left Bagotville for detachment at Knob Lake, PQ on 31 May 1955.  Moved to Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan in September 1955.  Dispatched from Rockcliffe to Bird, Manitoba on 10 April 1956 for Operation Rotary West.  Crashed on landing in the bush near Bird, Manitoba in July 1956.  Slung out of crash site by H-21B 9640.  One of 9 H-19s assigned to Pratt & Whitney Canada at Longueil, PQ in February 1957, for switch over to civil registration.  To civil register by 12 July 1957 as CF-JTG, operated in Canadian north by Okanagan Helicopters in support of radar site construction.  Ferry permit issued to Okanagan Helicopters on 6 April 1966, to permit flight from Trenton to Montreal.  Certificate of Registration issued to Okanagan Helicopters on 22 April 1966.  Rented to Barringer Research of Rexdale, Ontario in late 1966, to develop trailing bird magnetometers.  Testing continued to at least May 1967.  With Nahinni Helicopters by 1972.  Converted to Garett turboshaft engine by February 1975.  Still with Nahinni when it crashed and was destroyed on 10 April 1976, while attempting a landing in white out conditions at Prince Patrick Island, NWT.  Civil registration cancelled 12 August 1976.

 

last date: 7 April 1966 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9627

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55-807

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Comm) Flight.  Operated in Cochrane, Ontario region in September 1955.  Detached to Roberval, PQ in October 1956.  Operating from Winisk, Ontario in November 1956.  To civil register as CF-JTH, still used for radar base construction.  Operated by Okanagan Helicopters and Autair Helicopters.  Crashed while operating with civil registration, on 21 August 1964.  Engine failed shortly after takeoff from Winisk Airport, destroyed in following landing.  Note that this civil registration would later be re-used for ex RCAF H-34 serial number 9633 (which see).

 

last date: 25 January 1965 - Struck off

9628

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55-821

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered new to No. 108 (Comm) Flight at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Left Bagotville for detachment at Knob Lake, PQ on 31 May 1955.  Operating in Cochrane, Ontario region in September 1955.  To civil register as CF-JTI, still used for radar base construction.  Preserved, on display at Calgary Aerospace Museum from 1990, originally in Associated Helicopters markings.

 

last date: 26 January 1965 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9629

Sikorsky

 

H-19

 

 

 

S-55

55823

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1954 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Comm) Flight at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in 1955.  Left Bagotville for detachment at Knob Lake, PQ on 31 May 1955. Dispatched from Rockcliffe to Cranberry Portage, Manitoba on 10 April 1956 for Operation Rotary West.  Damaged at Winisk, Ontario on 12 October 1956, when engine surged on start and drooped main rotor which severed tail boom.  One of 9 H-19s assigned to Pratt & Whitney Canada at Longueil, PQ in February 1957, for switch over to civil registration.  Returned to Rockcliffe on 15 March 1957, with civil registration CF-JTJ.  RCAF crews issued temporary civil licences for delivery flights.  Based at Bird, Manitoba in 1958 and 1959, operated by Okanagan Helicopters.  Noted with 1758:40 logged time in February 1958.  Forced landing near Bird at 13:20 on 14 March 1960, following an engine failure.  Logged time was then 3648:40.  Repaired on site and flown to Bird for further work.  Sold to Okanagan Helicopters on 29 March 1966, for $22,150.00.  Fitted with radar altimeter in summer of 1968.  Severely damaged in autorotation landing after engine failure near Smithers, BC on 18 May 1969.  In storage at Prince George in February 1970, not repaired, when Certificate of Airworthiness was cancelled.

 

last date: 4 April 1966 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9630

Sikorsky

 

H-34

H-34A

 

 

S-58

58160

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 November 1955 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight at Rockcliffe when it was detached to Great Whale, PQ on 11 April 1957.  Carried Minister of Defence, Mr. Pearks, and high ranking RCAF staff, from Rockcliffe to Lac St. Denis in August 1957.  Reached 1,000 flight hours later in August 1957, first RCAF H-34 to reach this time.  Detached to Sept Isle, PQ in January 1957.  Flew 108 Flight's 25,000th hour in February 1958.  Ferried from Goose Bay to Rockcliffe by the newly named No. 5 (Helicopter) Operational Training Unit (formerly No. 108 Flight) in June 1958, as Midline helicopter operations were passed to civil contractors.  Sold to Carson Helicopters, registered as N1563.  This registration cancelled in 1971.

 

last date: 19 April 1967 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9631

Sikorsky

 

H-34

H-34A

 

 

S-58

58161

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 November 1955 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight detachment at Great Whale, PQ in April 1956.  Damaged in hard landing after engine failure near Site 342 on 2 May 1956.  Category B damage.  Slung out from crash site by another H-34.  Returned to service in June 1957.  Crashed again at Great Whale River on 3 September 1957, only minor damage.  Received further damage when it was dropped while being slung out of the crash site by 9630.  Rescued T-33 pilot from 30 miles south of Ottawa during night of 18 May 1958.  With No. 5 (H) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario in summer of 1958.  Took part in air show at Stanstead, PQ on 1 July 1958.  Received VIP interior in July 1958, used to transport Princess Margaret and party around western and eastern Canada in July and August.  Medivac mission to Amos, PQ in November 1958.  To North Bay in December 1958, to take part in search for missing CF-100 crew.  With No. 111 (C&R) Flight out of Winnipeg in summer of 1959.  With No. 111 (K) Unit, detached to RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta when it crashed on 27 April 1961 after an engine failure.  Was transporting construction workers from Primrose Lake range back to Cold Lake, several fatalities.

 

last date: 26 June 1961 - Struck off

9632

Sikorsky

 

H-34

H-34A

 

 

S-58

58202

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 November 1955 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered to No. 108 (Com) Flight at Rockcliffe in December 1955.  Still with this Flight when it performed a medevac flight from Grandmere, PQ to Montreal on 7 October 1957.  At Great Whale River, PQ in November 1957, engine changed at detachment.  Forced landing in Quebec in January 1958, after engine failure.  With No. 5 (H) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario in summer of 1958, when it undertook a medivac from Perth, Ontario to Montreal on 23 June 1958.  Detached to Chibougamau, PQ on 9 September 1958 for "Secret operation", probably in support of the Pinetree radar station being built there.  Used at RCAF Cold Lake in mid 1960s.  To Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, no change in serial number.  Operated from CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1970.  To civil register as C-FFZM, operated by Kenting Helicopters and Klondike Helicopters.  To US civil register as N99482 in 1977, operated by Chicago Helicopters, Jacksonville Helicopters, Garlick Helicopters and Western Helicopter.  Returned to Canada in 1980, registered as C-FFZM.  Operated by Northwestern Helicopters and Cypress Helicopters.  Registration cancelled 2005.  Aircraft with this serial on display at the Canadian Museum Of Flight at Langley, BC in 2005 has been assembled from spares, still there in 2007.

 

last date: 9 November 1972 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9633

Sikorsky

 

H-34

H-34A

 

 

S-58

58223

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 January 1956 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight detachment at Great Whale, PQ in April 1956.  Loaned to RCN from September 1957 for deck landing trials at sea, on HMCS Ottawa.  Received radio modifications and additional floatation gear at Pratt & Whitney Canada for this loan.  On board for NATO exercises in eastern Atlantic in the fall of 1957.  Returned to Rockcliffe in December 1957.  With No. 5 (H) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario in summer of 1958.  Performed medivac from Molson's Stadium, Montreal on 19 August 1958, interrupting CFL football game.  Used to evaluate instrument training goggles in September 1958.  To North Bay in December 1958, to take part in search for missing CF-100 crew.  With No. 102 (K) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario c.1960.  With No. 448 (Test) Squadron at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in 1960s.  To Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, no change in serial number, still at Cold Lake.  In storage at Saskatoon when struck off.  To civil register when sold, as CF-JTH.  Operated by CAT Logging and Nahanni Helicopters.  Operating on special flight permit in 1973, for fire fighting only.  Converted to S-58E configuration by July 1974, when it received a full Certificate of Airworthiness as C-FJTH.  Noted with 5640.0 logged time on that date.  Written off in hard landing near Ignace, Ontario on 19 August 1976.  Helicopter was taking off from Catastrophe Lake, Ontario camp with fire crew, sucked a garbage can lid through the main rotor.  Registration cancelled 23 March 1977.  Sold to Rilpa Enterprises of Calgary as scrap metal.

 

last date: 14 January 1973 - Struck of, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

9634

Sikorsky

 

H-34

H-34A

 

 

S-58

58224

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 January 1956 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight detachment at Great Whale, PQ in April 1956, for summer construction season.  Returned to Bagotville at end of 1956 construction season, back to Great Whale in June 1957.  Crashed near Winnipeg on 1 December 1958, not repaired.  Being operated by No. 111 (K) Flight out of Winnipeg to transport VIPs to various radar stations.

 

last date: 10 February 1959 - Struck off

9635

Sikorsky

 

H-34

H-34A

 

 

S-58

58245

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 January 1956 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight detachment at Great Whale, PQ in April 1956.  Operating in Quebec again in summer of 1957.  Transferred from No. 5 (H) Operational Training Unit at Rockcliffe to Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at Cold Lake in September 1958.  With No. 448 (Test) Squadron at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in 1960s.  To Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, no change in serial number.  Possibly withdrawn from service in early 1971.  In storage at Saskatoon when struck off.  To civil register as N99275.  Crashed at Flat Rock, Michigan on 16 October 1977, repaired and returned to service.  US civil registration cancelled on 16 April 2013, reported as sold.

 

last date: 14 January 1943 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

9636

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21B

 

 

Model 42

90

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1955 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario by April 1956.  Still with this Flight when it suffered engine failure in Arctic on 19 July 1957.  Heavily damaged, transported out and rebuilt.  To civil register as CF-JJY when loaned to Dominion Helicopters for radar base construction in northern Canada.  Carried this registration when based at Knob Lake, PQ in 1963.  Back to RCAF on 2 September 1965.  To Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, no change in serial number.  With No. 440 (C&R) Squadron at CFB Winnipeg, Manitoba summer of 1969.  Still with this Squadron when it moved to CFB Namao, Alberta.  Withdrawn from use in June 1972, placed in storage.  To civil registration as CF-IMZ when sold. Possible confusion about company number and/or civil registration.  Company number 90, CF-IMZ, reported destroyed in a crash in 1964?

 

last date: 29 September 1972 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

9637

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21B

 

 

Model 42

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1955 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered to No. 108 (Com) Flight at Rockcliffe in December 1955.  Still with this unit in March 1957, when it toured the Mid-Canada Line landing sites.  To civil register as CF-JJZ when loaned to Dominion Helicopters for radar base construction in northern Canada.  Crashed on landing and burned out at Site 321 in October 1957.

 

last date: 14 November 1957 - Struck off

9638

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21B

 

 

Model 42

103

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1955 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered to No. 108 (Comm) Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario November 1955.  Used to support DEW Line construction in Arctic.  To civil register as CF-JJT when loaned to Dominion Helicopters for radar base construction in northern Canada.  Carried this registration when based at Knob Lake, PQ in 1963.  Blew over at "Site 203"  (near Hopedale, PQ) in wind storm on 11 December 1963.  Wind gusts of 90 knots recorded at Hopedale during this storm.  Repaired on site and flown back to Knob Lake.  To Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, no change in serial number.  With No. 440 Squadron at CFB Namao after iIntergration.  To civil register as CF-GQT when sold.  Exported to USA in 1976, retuned to Canada in 1990, registered as C-FGZM.  Used by Sterling Lumber of Golden, BC for helilogging.  Crashed in February 1991, reported stored shortly after that.

 

last date: 29 September 1972 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

9639

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21B

 

 

Model 42

104

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1955 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario by December 1955.  Turned over on landing at Site 224 on 1 June 1956.  Temporary repairs performed on site, ferried to Rockcliffe on 6 October 1956 for further repairs.  Later towed over public roads to Arnprior for complete rebuild.  To Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, no change in serial number.  With No. 424 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB after Integration.  Seen at Hamilton Airport on 7 September 1969, in Canadian Forces markings.  To civil register as CF-GMO when sold.  Operated by Nahinni Helicopters.  Sold to Transwest in 1972, repainted.  Disappeared on flight between Nelson, BC and Watson Lake, Yukon on 1 June 1972.  Note that this registration was re-used for an ex-US Army H-21 in 1973.

 

last date: 29 September 1972 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

9640

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21B

 

 

Model 42

117

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 January 1956 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (C0m) Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Left Rockcliffe on 1 July 1956 for Churchill, Manitoba, equipped with long range tanks.  Arrived at Churchill on 5 July 1956, spent summer in that area supporting radar station construction.  Slung out crashed H-19 9626 from near Bird, Manitoba in mid July 1956.  Damaged when it fell off jacks during routine maintenance at Rockcliffe in October 1957.  Towed to Arnprior for repairs.  To civil register as CF-JJS when loaned to Dominion Helicopters for radar base construction in northern Canada.  Carried this registration when based at Knob Lake, PQ in 1963.  To Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, no change in serial number.  Based at CFB Bagotville, PQ after Integration.

 

last date: 15 February 1971 - Struck off

9641

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21B

 

 

Model 42

118

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 January 1956 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario when it was damaged in late October 1956, when ground worker threw rope into rotor blades.  Suffered engine failure in Arctic on 14 December 1956.  Minimal damage in resulting auto rotation, repaired on site and flown out.  With No. 102 (K) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, dates not certain.  To civil register as CF-JJQ, loaned to Dominion Helicopters by November 1958.  Also operated by Spartan Air Services during loan period.  Back to RCAF on 2 September 1965.  To Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, no change in serial number.  With No. 424 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB after Integration.  At Maritime Aircraft Overhaul & Repair Aircraft in May 1973.  On civil register as CF-GQS in 1976.  (Aircraft with this serial stored at CFB Comox, BC in October 2005 is actually ex USAF H-21B, 53-4366, and was received in trade for a CF-104D (104645) from the Canadian Museum of Flight and Transportation.)

 

last date: 3 May 1973 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

9642

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21B

 

 

Model 42

123

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 May 1956 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Working in area of Knob Lake, NWT in spring of 1957.  Used to tow NRC glider CF-URE at Bagotville, PQ in July 1959.  To civil register as CF-JJP when loaned to Spartan Air Services and later Dominion Helicopters for radar base construction in northern Canada.  Arrived at Knob Lake with this registration in November 1957.  Carried this registration when based at Knob Lake, PQ in 1963.  To Canadian Armed Forces in 1968, no change in serial number.  Based at CFB Bagotville, PQ after Integration.  At Rockcliffe, in 1971, in Canadian Forces and Air Defence Command markings.  To civil register as CF-GQR when sold.  Later to US civil register as N123HL.

 

last date: 3 May 1973 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

9643

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21B

 

 

Model 42

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 May 1956 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight at Rockcliffe when it was detached to Moosonee, Ontario on 23 April 1957, to support construction work in the area.  Back to Rockcliffe in August 1957, for major inspection.  Operating from Knob Lake, PQ in June 1957.  Detached to Sept Isle, PQ in January 1957.  Reached 1,000 flight hours on 28 February 1958.  To civil register as CF-JJU when loaned to Dominion Helicopters for radar base construction in northern Canada.  Carried this registration when it was damaged in a forced landing in northern Quebec on 17 October 1963, as a result of blade fatigue.  Aircraft broke in two on landing.  Minor injuries to civilian crew, aircraft written off.

 

last date: 26 April 1965 - Struck off

9644

Vertol

 

H-21

H-21B

 

 

Model 42

146

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 May 1956 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 108 (Com) Flight at Rockcliffe.  Returned to Rockcliffe from detachment at Knob Lake, PQ on 21 June 1957.  Slung out crashed DOT Bell 47 from Gatineau River on 4 July 1957.  To civil register as CF-JJO, handed over to Spartan Air Services at Knob Lake, PQ on 6 November 1957.  Crashed on 9 January 1958 while carrying civil registration, near Hopedale, Labrador.  Lost control at 1,000 feet, landed upside down and partially burned.  Crash resulted from failure of right hand lateral control cable.  Wreckage was sold to Vertol Canada, as-is where-is, for $350.00.  This civil registration was later used on a Vertol 42A of Skyrotors, apparently rebuilt using some parts from 9644 and other Vertol parts.  Damaged at Fort Chimo, PQ in 1975.  Noted abandoned, partially disassembled, at Fort Chimo in 1978.

 

last date: 30 December 1958 - Struck off


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