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A note about Yukon serial numbers:
It appears that these 12 aircraft were ordered with serial numbers 15501 to 15512, but then switched to 15921 and up shortly after deliveries began.  I have photographic evidence of 15501 to 15503 actually being marked, and there is conflicting written evidence about the remainder.  The date of 30 September 1960 is given by Rankin-Lowe and Cline for the switch over, but other sources suggest dates as late as 1962.  Can anybody clear this up for me?

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

10000

Douglas

Canadair

C-5

 

 

 

C-5

171

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 February 1951 - Renumbered from RCAF 17524 (which see)

 

Operated by No. 412 (T) Squadron when renumbered.  Carried Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip on Canadian tour, fall of 1951.  Carried Canadian Governor General Vincent Massey to and from London-Heathrow, UK for funeral of King George V in February 1952.  Round the world flight 19 August to 12 September 1957, carrying Hon. J.M. MacDonnell to Malaysian independence ceremonies.  17 stops, including Ceylon, 104:45 flying time.  Carried Governor General V. Massey to Barbados on 25 February 1958.  Carried Princess Margaret on western Canada tour July 1958.  Carried Lord Mountbatten Ottawa to Vancouver on 8 October 1958.  Carried Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip on western Canada tour June and July 1959.  Carried Hon. Dinsdale to Nanimo, BC and return June 1961.  Carried Prime Minister Diefenbaker and party on northern tour July 1961.  Interior refurbished  mid 1960s for $343,000.  Last official flight was training mission to Bermuda 13/14 April 1966.  Ferried to Mountain View to await disposal 30 April 1966.  Had 1,500:00 airframe time when struck off.  Sold into US for $49,000, registered as N17599.  Ferried to Long Beach, California shortly after being sold, scrapped there.  Purchaser reportedly was unable to obtain FAA airworthiness certificate.

 

last date: 5 July 1967 - Struck off, sold

15501

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

1

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1959 - First flight at Cartierville, PQ by Canadair pilots W.S. Longhurst and G.T. MacLean

 

Taken on strength on 24 November 1959.  Marked 15501 when  it performed fuel dumping trials with Canadair.  Remained with Canadair as test and demonstrator aircraft until 1962.  Note that there are photos on the web of 15501, dated as late as July 1962.  Later became RCAF 15921, then CAF 106921.

 

last date: 30 September 1960? - Renumbered as 15921 (which see)

15502

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

2

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 April 1960 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 23 March 1960.  Later became RCAF 15922, then CAF 106922.

 

last date: 30 September 1960? - Renumbered as 15922 (which see)

15503

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

3

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1960 - Taken on strength

 

First flight 20 May 1960.  Later became RCAF 15923, then became CAF 106923.

 

last date: 30 September 1960? - Renumbered as 15923 (which see)

15511

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

12

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1961 - Taken on strength as 15931?

 

Not clear if this serial number was ever marked, may have been renumbered before acceptance by RCAF as 15931.  Later became CAF 106931.

 

last date: 30 September 1960? - Renumbered as 15931 (which see)

15512

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

13

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 July 1961 - Taken on strength as 15932?

 

Not clear if this serial number was ever marked before RCAF acceptance.  Also marked 16666 (which see), became 15932 (which see), later became CAF 106932 (which see).

 

last date: 30 September 1960? - Renumbered as 15932 (which see)

15555

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

10

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 April 1961 - Renumbered from RCAF 15929

 

Used this serial number while being used as VIP transport by 412 (T) Squadron, c.1961/1962.  Carried this serial number when it visited Gatwick, UK on 25 March 1962.  Was built as RCAF 15929, later became CAF 106932.

 

last date: 1 May 1962 - Back to 15929

15921

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

1

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 September 1960? - Renumbered from 15501

 

Was RCAF 15501, became CAF 106921.  Remained with Canadair as test and demonstrator aircraft until 1962.  May have been renumbered as late as 1962 - conflicting information available.  With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in passenger configuration.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106921 (which see)

15922

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

2

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 September 1960 - Renumbered from 15502

 

Was RCAF 15502, became CAF 106922.  With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in freight configuration.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106922 (which see)

15923

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

3

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 September 1960 - Renumbered from 15503

 

With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in passenger configuration.  Flew first non-stop flight Tokyo to Trenton on 8 December 1961, the last leg in a round the world flight.  Flight time was 17:03.  Had UN flag on fin by late 1961.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106923 (which see)

15924

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

4

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 December 1960 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 11 November 1960.  With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in passenger configuration.  Became CAF 106924.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106924 (which see)

15925

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

5

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 May 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First flight 25 March 1961.  With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in passenger configuration.  Transported Jamaican Army Cadets from Dorval to Jamaica in 1963.  Carried experimental all red roundels briefly in 1966.  In storage at Canadian Forces Technical Storage Detachment at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan after Integration.  Became CAF 106925.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106925 (which see)

15926

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

6

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 May 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 11 November 1960.  With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in freight configuration.  Had UN flag on tail by 1964.  Became CAF 106926.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106926 (which see)

15927

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

7

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 March 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 21 January 1961.  With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in freight configuration.  Carried all red roundels briefly in 1967.  Became CAF 106927.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106927 (which see)

15928

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

8

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 April 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 4 January 1961.  With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in passenger configuration.  Visited RAF Lyneham, UK on 25 November 1966.  Became CAF 106928.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106928 (which see)

15929

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

10

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 February 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 12 January 1961.  With No. 412 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario.  Fitted with VIP interior.  Was briefly numbered 15555 in 1961 and 1962.  Carried the Queen Mother from Uplands to Trenton and Toronto 15 June 1962.  Carried visiting NATO diplomats on tour over Niagara Falls on 25 May 1963.  Later with No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, still in VIP configuration.  Struck on the ground while parked in Europe on 21 April 1968, by a KLM DC-7 that had broken loose from tug and was unmanned.  Became CAF 106929.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106929 (which see)

15930

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

11

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 February 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 12 January 1961.  With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in freight configuration.  First Yukon to land at RCAF Station Marville, France on 31 August 1961.  Several flights to Congo in 1963 and 1964, with UN flag on tail.  Carried disaster relief supplies to Turkey, summer of 1966.  Used by No. 4 Operational Training Unit at Trenton after Integration.  Became CAF 106930.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106930 (which see)

15931

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

12

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 25 April 1961.  With No. 437 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, in freight configuration. Several flights to Congo in 1963 and 1964, with UN flag on tail.  Became CAF 106931.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106931 (which see)

15932

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

13

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 July 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 11 July 1961.  Carried serial number 16666 (which see) in 1961/1962.  With No. 412 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario by spring of 1963, with VIP interior.  Flew first Yukon mission in support of UN in Cyprus, 14 March 1964.  To No. 437 (T) Squadron at CFB Trenton, Ontario on 1 September 1968, still in VIP configuration.  Became CAF 106932.

 

last date: 26 May 1970 - Renumbered as CAF 106932 (which see)

16666

Canadair

 

CC-106

 

Yukon

 

CL-44-6

13

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 April 1961 - Renumbered from RCAF 15392

 

Also marked 15512, then became 15932, finally became CAF 106932.   Used this serial number while being used as VIP transport by 412 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario.

 

last date: 1 May 1962 - Renumbered as RCAF 15392


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