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31 August 2016
Helath issues have kept me from working on the web pages recently, although I do a little now and then.  I'm off to the hospital for an operation tomorrow, so don't expect anything for a few weeks.  In the mean time, the web pages carry on, thanks to the kind people at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

9 July 2016
Updated all three detailed pages for the CF-18: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  This update includes 8 years of spotting reports from around the world, plus the latest government released information on fleet size and usage.

21 June 2016
Next detailed list of Canadian Oxfords and Ansons added, RCAF AT590 to AX185.

I've just received a nice list of active CF-18s as of April 2016, time to update those pages.

8 June 2016
Detailed list of postwar Harvards added, RCAF 20200 to 20249.

22 May 2016
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 12201 to 12250.

5 May 2016
Next detailed list of Bolingbrokes added, RCAF 9850 to 9899.

9 April 2016
Next detailed list of Oxfords added, RCAF AT445 to AT589.

27 March 2016
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 12151 to 12200.  Send caption suggestions for the photo to me, please.

6 March 2016
 Detailed list added for RCAF 9645 to 9700, the last of the Tiger Moths plus a few postwar Bristols.

Starting last week, my web pages are now hosted on the servers belonging to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton.  The fine people there have argreed to this, in order to ensure the web pages have a long life on the web.  I expect this will make no differences to those accessing the pages, but as always I'm counting on the readers to let me know if any issues arise.

5 February 2016
Updated the list of RAF owned, RCAF operated aircraft, LL100 to LW999

31 January 2016
 Detailed list added for RCAF AS804 to AT444, mostly Oxfords, plus one Hampden.

25 January 2016
 Detailed list added with the last of the Sabre 4s, and the first UAVs with RCAF serial numbers, the Radioplane OQ-19A, RCAF 19851 to 20109.

16 January 2016
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 11901 to 11950.

7 January 2016
 Added detailed list of early RCAF helicopters, RCAF 9601 to 9644.

4 December 2015
Updated the list of RAF owned, RCAF operated aircraft, KD100 to KL999.

30 November 2015
Next detailed list of Oxfords added, RCAF AS674 to AS803.

16 November 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Sabre 4, RCAF 19801 to 19850, all initially to the RAF and later to other allies.

7 November 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 11851 to 11900.  Also added a link to a "cloud sourced" index to the on-line RCAF records now available from LAC, on my links page.

31 October 2015
Next detailed list of RCAF serials added, RCAF 9500 to 9530.  This includes a mystery Crane, apparently built by the RCAF, and some post war troop gliders.

8 October 2015
Updated the list of RAF owned, RCAF operated aircraft, X1000 to Z9999 .

Thanks to reader Richard Koval for sharing his extensive research on 6 Group aircraft.

4 October 2015
Next detailed list of Oxfords added, RCAF AS522 to AS673.  

Library and Archives is now making many RCAF microfilmed records available online, see for example http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_135963?page=3 .  This means it will take longer to prepare new pages, but the pages should now contain much more information.


3 September 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 11801 to 11850.

29 July 2015
Added a detailed list of the last RCAF Otter purchase, RCAF 9401 to 9427.

23 July 2015
Updated the list of RAF owned, RCAF operated aircraft up to P9999.

16 July 2015
Updated my listing of powered aircraft registered to the Air Cadet League of Canada.  Thanks to reader Adhi Peters for alerting me to recent changes in the fleet.

10 July 2015
Next detailed list of Oxfords added, RCAF AS315 to AS521.

28 June 2015
Added a detailed list of the CH-139 Jet Ranger before they moved to the civil register, CF CH-139.  I have only identifed 2 serial numbers of helicopters that went to Central America for the UN, there may be 6 more.  If anybody has information on these, I would love to hear from you.

25 June 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 8600 to 8649.  This is the last of the 4 digit Ansons, only about two thousand more Ansons to go.

13 June 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Sabres added, RCAF 19751 to 19800.  All of these went straight to the RAF, without RCAF service, although one of them never made it out of Canada.

30 May 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 8550 to 8599.

9 May 2015
Updated RAF owned, RCAF operated aircraft R1000 to W9999, splitting it into two pages: RAF R1000 to V9999 and RAF W1000 to W9999.

2 May 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 8500 to 8549.

25 April 2015
Added a mixed group of RAF style serials from late in the War - Cornells, Venturas, and a mysterious Baltimore, RCAF EW462 to FD692.

16 April 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 8450 to 8499.

8 April 2015
  Added the next detailed lists of Instructional Airframes, 800 to 899 and 900 and up.  The last one is not complete, and I look forward to any additions and corrections you may have.

24 March 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson Vs added, RCAF 11751 to 11800.

4 March 2015
Updated the CC-177 detailed list, with first information on the 5th aircraft soon to be added to this fleet.  Thanks to "Coronet" for providing photographic confirmation of the new serial number.

3 March 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 8400 to 8449.

11 February 2015
Next detailed list of RAF style serial numbers, Oxfords AS207 to AS314.  This gave me the opportunity to use an amazing photo provided by my readers.

12 January 2015
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 8350 to 8399.

7 December 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Sabres added, RCAF 19701 to 19750.  Most of these went straight to the RAF, without RCAF service.

20 November 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 8300 to 8349.

15 November 2014
Updated the next list of RAF owned aircraft operated by the RCAF Overseas, JP100 to KB999.  Most of the new information on the Typhoons came from Hugh Halliday's book "Typhoon and Tempest, The Canadian Story".  Most of the new information on the Canadian built Lancasters comes from the Nanton Museum's web site.

6 November 2014
Somehow, I missed the brief list of RCAF serials 16651 and on when I migrated the web pages to a new server last year.  Thanks to the guys at 1000aircraftphotos.com for pointing this out.  The page is back, and more up to date.

27 October 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 8250 to 8299.

7 October 2014
Next detailed list of RCAF Oxfords added, RCAF AR814 to AS206.

14 September 2014
Next detailed list of RCAF 4 digit serials, some Ansons and an assortment of second hand civil twins purchased in 1940, RCAF 7600 to 7649.

20 August 2014
Work, travel, and a cold have kept me away for some time, but I'm back.  Added the next list of Instructional Airframes, 700 to 799.

2 July 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 7550 to 7599.

16 June 2014
Updated the last detailed list of CF Tutors, 114151 to 114190.

Note to my volunteer quality control people: I have just switched to a new laptop and new HTML editing software.  I think everything is OK, but I'm counting on you to let me know if anything on these new and modified pages looks "funny" in your browser.

28 May 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 7500 to 7549.

12 May 2014
  Updated the next detailed list of Canadian Forces Tutors, 114101 to 114150.

27 April 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 7450 to 7499.

20 April 2014
Since updating the first Canadian Forces CT-114 list on 23 March 2014, readers have been sending me additional Tutor information.  Thanks to everyone, and special thanks to Robert Lorencz.  Here is the first detailed list of CF Tutors with some additions, and the second detailed list of CF Tutors with many additions.  More to come.

4 April 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 7400 to 7449.

23 March 2014
Going back to the oldest pages to update whenever I have new information.  First up is the first detailed list of Canadian Forces Tutors.

18 March 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 7350 to 7399.

26 February 2014
Added the next detailed list of Canadair Sabre 4 aircraft, RCAF 19651 to 19700.

I see that the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum has redone their web site again, changing the links to all their on-line photos again.  This means that about half of my links to aircraft photos will not work.  I will fix this as time permits.  I don't know why they do this every few years.  If it is intended to annoy me, it is working.

15 February 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 7300 to 7349.

2 February 2104
After several years, I have enough new information to update some of the lists of RAF owned aircraft operated by the RCAF during the Second World War: RAF owned HK100 to HZ999 and RAF owned JA100 to JN999.

Errata:  I have recently been provided with a history of Air Material Command, RCAF, which has allowed me to properly identify two acronyms that I had previously expanded incorrectly.  I have corrected these in my database, but it will take some time to update all the web pages.  For now,

22 January 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 7250 to 7299.

8 January 2014
Added the next detailed list of RAF style serial numbers, RCAF AN118 to AR813.

5 January 2014
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs added, RCAF 7200 to 7249.

27 December 2013
Next detailed list of Instructional Airframes added, A600 to A699.

14 December 2013
  Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs, RCAF 7150 to 7199, added

24 November 2013
Added detail list for the CT-134 and CT-134A Musketeer.  I think I have identified all of the aircraft preserved today, the rest were probably scrapped in the 1990s.  As always, I would welcome any extra information anyone has on where these airframes are today.

13 November 2013
Next detailed list of Canadian built Anson II aircraft, RCAF 7100 to 7149 added.

5 November 2013
Added another list of the multi-national Sabre 4, RCAF 19601 to 19650.  I was lucky enough to find a photo of one aircraft in RAF camo, with RCAF serial marked, and USAF stars and bars.

27 October 2013
  Added the next Anson list, which includes the first Canadian built Anson II, RCAF 7050 to 7099.

5 October 2013
  Added a detailed list of late production Tiger Moths, RCAF 8950 to 8999.

20 September 2013
The next list of UK built Ansons, RCAF 7000 to 7049 added.  Coming near the end of RCAF serial numbers for UK built Ansons,then only a few thousand Canadian built ones to go.

9 September 2013
  Added the next detailed list of RAF style serial numbers, AM748 to AN117.  This is an interesting list, the two types are both ex RAF aircraft passed to the RCAF when the RAF OTUs in Canada transferred to RCAF administration:  Hudsons from 31 OTU in Nova Scotia and Hampdens from 32 OTU in BC.  Both, as you can see, had atrocious safety records.

31 August 2013
  The next list of  UK built Ansons, RCAF 6950 to 6999.

24 August 2013
Added the next detailed list of Instructional Airframes, Instructional 500 to 599.  As always, most of these aircraft have their full history on another page, under their original RCAF serial number.

17 August 2013
More UK built Ansons, RCAF 6900 to 6949.

3 August 2013
  Added the next detailed list of Sabre 4s, RCAF 19551 to 19600.

15 July 2013
  Added the next detailed list for UK built Ansons, RCAF 6850 to 6899.

2 July 2013
Finishing my detailed list of RAF style single letter serials is the page for RCAF X7116 to Z9999.  A mixed bag of Oxfords, and some rarer operational types.

27 June 2013
Updated the CH-147 page, with information about the first delivery to Canada on 25 June 2013.  The CF historical people have also released a nice history of 450 Squadron, the intended user of the new CH-147F, which corrects some errors in previous press releases.

20 June 2013
Finally, after several weeks of moving the web site, working, and vacation, a new page!  Another batch of UK built Ansons, RCAF 6800 to 6849.

If anybody still has difficulty reaching any of the new pages, please e-mail me and let me know the exact page you are having trouble with.

3 June 2013
Not a great start to the new web site location.  The service I'm using just went through a 23 hour outage, due to hardware issues.  They assure me this is not usual, we will see.  I own the domain name now, so even if I have to move to another service the links will remain the same.  For now, everything seems to be working again.

25 May 2013
There will be some delay in page updating.  I'm moving the web site to a new server, the new address for the home page is http://rwrwalker.ca/index.htm .  If you are reading this, you have reached the new server.  All the old web pages will eventually be replaced with a simple link sending you to the new page.  The reason for the move was mostly to get more file space - I'm only about half way through creating the complete set of data, and I'm already using over 140 meg of web pages.  The new server also permits fancy stuff like php and databases, so someday I may start using that.

28 April 2013
  Following some discussion of these topics on the Internet and in e-mails from readers, I decided it was time to update some Canadian Forces web pages:

CF Hercules
CF CF-104D
CF CF-104 part 1
CF CF-104 part 2
CF CF-104 part 3

Note that the Canadian Forces have been allowed to start using the name "RCAF" for some of its air components again.  These are still part of the integrated Canadian Forces, so for these web pages I will continue to use "Canadian Forces" or "CF" for current aircraft, and restrict use of "RCAF" to prior to integration in 1968.  I'm not trying to make any sort of a political statement with this, just trying to keep confusion to a minimum.

25 April 2013
  Added the next set of Sabre 4 serials, RCAF 19501 to 19550.

13 April 2013
Added the last detailed list of RCAF era single seat Starfighters, RCAF 12851 to 12900.

8 April 2013
Added what may be the rest of the DND registered civil aircraft prior to the Second World War, CF-CCL and on.  I may need to revise these lists in the future, the exact ownership of the aircraft involved in the pre-war Flying Club program is not always clear.  (At least not clear to me.)

3 March 2013
Enjoying my break from Ansons by updating some of the more obscure pages.  Recent US style serials page was updated, with information on non-flying F/A-18s procured for spares and test purposes.  Most of this information was provided by Canadian author and researcher Jeff Rankine-Lowe.

19 February 2013
Added the next list of UK built Ansons, RCAF 6750 to 6799.  I think I'll take a break from Ansons for a while.

10 February 2013
Added the next detailed list of Oxfords, mostly (but not all) from the RAF Schools in western Canada, RCAF X6359 to X7057.

27 January 2013
Continuing to whittle away at the Ansons.  Another detailed list of UK built Ansons, RCAF 6700 to 6749.

15 January 2013
Next detailed list of instructional airframes added, A400 to A499.

4 January 2013
Started the new year with more Ansons, UK built RCAF 6650 to 6699.

16 December 2012
I've added my first attempt at a complete list of aircraft by type, with links to the relevant serial number lists.  I welcome any feedback you may have on this new feature.

11 November 2012
Added the next detailed list of RCAF Starfighters, RCAF 12801 to 12850.  The post integration history of the survivors after the summer of 1970 can be found here.

30 October 2012
Added the next detailed list of UK built Ansons, RCAF 6600 to 6649.

I'm working on pages that list the aircraft by type, and then link to the numerically ordered serial pages.  This may take a while.

2 September 2012
Added another detailed list of RAF style serial numbers, a mixed batch of trainers and operational aircraft (including two Spitfires), RCAF V9508 to X6538.

19 August 2012
Another detailed list of UK built Ansons, RCAF 6550 to 6599.

25 July 2012
It's rotary wing week!
First detailed list for the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone.  None are officially on strength yet, but a few are beginning to appear in Canada

Updated the CH-147 Chinook detailed list.  More info on the first batch from various readers, preliminary information on the disposal of the second batch, and first flight of the first of the third batch.  Exact serials of the third batch are not known yet.  Can anybody help me out?

8 July 2012
Added the next batch of single seat Starfighters from the (original) RCAF days, RCAF 12751 to 12800.  The survivors that made it through to 1970 and received CF serial numbers have that part of their history recorded on other pages.

3 July 2012
Added the next list for Canadian built Anson Mk. Vs, RCAF 11701 to 11750.

7 June 2102
Added another detailed list of late production Tiger Moths, RCAF 8900 to 8949.  Mostly used in Quebec and Ontario by No. 3 Training Command.  I have recently stumbled across a list of 100+ aircraft destroyed or damaged in a wind storm while being stored at Cap-de-la-Madeleine in May 1945, including several of these Tiger Moths.

25 May 2012
Added the next block of UK built Ansons, RCAF 6500 to 6549.

20 May 2012
More updates for the RAF owned aircraft operated by RCAF units.  An old list has been split into two parts: DV100 to FZ999 and HA100 to HJ999.  Most of the Spitfire information on these pages came from the monumental web site on Spitfires from the UK.  Before somebody asks, the RAF only used a very few serials in the GA to GZ range for captured aircraft, and I can't find any of them with an RCAF unit.

7 May 2012
Added a detailed list for RAF style serials V3310 to V9504.  A mid war mix of Oxfords, Hudsons, Lysanders and one Hurricane.

28 April 2012
Added the next block of Instructional Airframes, A300 to A399.

20 April 2012
Long overdue, I have updated some of my oldest web pages, those of the CF-5.  Three pages updated, 116701 to 116745, 116746 to 116789, and 116801 to 116846.  Additional information came from all my usual sources, plus information kindly provided by the DSAL (Disposal Sales Artifacts and Loans) office within DND.  Information on those aircraft that went to Venezuela and Botswana mostly came from the excellent F-5 web site maintained by Claudio Maranta.

There is still some confusion on my part about how many aircraft were in the second batch of CF-5s delivered to Botswana in 2000.  I have identified 3 serial numbers, but some sources report a total of 5 or even 6 aircraft in this batch.  Can anybody help me out?

30 March 2012
Added the next block of Sabres, RCAF 19451 to 19500.  These Sabre 4s have a confusing history, but I think I have sorted it out somewhat, using Larry Milberry's Sabre book  and information received from "Coronet" in Italy.

24 March 2012
Added the first list of single seat Starfighters during the RCAF period, RCAF 12700 to 12750.  This page only covers the aircraft prior to the summer of 1970, for their later Canadian Forces history see my Canadian Forces web page.

18 March 2012
After several years of neglect, I have returned to the RAF owned aircraft web page.  The block BK100 to DT 999 expanded enough to be split into three new pages: BK100 to BN999, BP100 to DG999, and DK999 to DT999.  (Before you start e-mailing me, BO, DH and DI prefixes were not used by the RAF.)  Most of the information came from Tony Wilson in Austrialia, and from other readers.

3 March 2011
  Added the next detailed list of Instructional Airframes, A200 to A299.

24 February 2012
  Added the next detailed list of Anson Vs, RCAF 11651 to 11700.

11 February 2012
  Added another detailed list of BCATP trainers, one Crane and some Tiger Moths, RCAF 8850 to 8899.  This includes what may be the only Canadian built Tiger Moth to be lost in combat (far away from Canada and the RCAF, however).

29 January 2012
Added the next detailed list of Instructional Airframes, A100 to A199.

26 January 2012
Another detailed list of Cranes added, RCAF 8800 to 8849.

I have received information from a US reader that seems to show that the match ups between RCAF serials and USAF serials for the Canadair built Sabres provided to the USAF during the Korean War are quite different than most published sources (and my current web pages).  I'm looking into this, stay tuned.

20 January 2012
Added another list of Canadian built Anson Vs, RCAF 11601 to 11650.

6 January 2012
Starting the New Year by updating the detailed list for Canadian Forces Dakotas.  The original page was very skimpy, and contained a few errors.  Information from many sources, including reader e-mails.  Information on subsequent histories of these aircraft is scattered, confusing, and sometimes contradictory.  I have relied on official government registers whenever I can.  As always, I look forward to my readers' corrections and additions.

31 December 2011
  Trying to complete a number of partially done projects, and taking a break from BCATP aircraft.  First, a new main page for Instructional Airframes, and the first detailed page, covering A1 to A99.

28 December 2011
Added the next detailed list of RCAF Cranes, RCAF 8750 to 8799.
Work and holidays has slowed my production lately.  It doesn't show, but I have been collecting huge amounts of information on BCATP trainers, enough for a book perhaps....

4 December 2011
Added a mixed list of BCATP twin engine trainers, RCAF R9714 to V3294.

22 November 2011
Detailed list added for Cranes RCAF 8700 to 8749.

15 November 2011
Detailed list added for Ansons RCAF 6450 to 6499.

29 October 2011
Detailed list added for RCAF 8650 to 8699, Cranes and the first Beech 18.

24 September 2011
Updated the detailed list for the RCAF's first modern twin engine trainers, RCAF 1500 to 1549.

30 August 2011
Detailed list added for RCAF 8200 to 8249, Cranes and Ansons.

I've added a place holder for Instructional Airframes, which I'm starting to add to my database.  Most of these have some previous Canadian military serial number, but I'm starting to identify a few that do not.

21 August 2011
Detailed list added for RCAF AJ960 to AM747.  A mix of Harvards, Hamptons, and Hudsons.

Updated the Post Integration page, with some preliminary information on the end of the CH-178 in Canadian service.

14 August 2011
Added the next detailed list for Cranes, RCAF 8150 to 8199.

6 August 2011
  The next batch of Sabre 2s added, RCAF 19401 to 19450.  Shortly after 19450 some Sabre 4s also received RAF serials, and there are various versions of the allocations in the available literature.  The next batch of Sabres may take a while to sort out.

26 July 2011
  More Cranes, detailed list added for RCAF 8100 to 8149.

16 July 2011
  Detailed list added for Ansons 11551 to  11600, including the first production Anson Mk. V.

Updated the post Integration main page, with details on two new CT-145s (probables only at this time) and the CU-169.  Would love to hear more about Kingairs in Kandahar, and on the eventual fates of the helicopters and UAVs in Afgahnistan.

26 June 2011
Once again, work gets in the way of important stuff.  finally added another detailed list of Cranes, RCAF 8050 to 8099.

15 May 2011
Nibbling away at the Ansons, added a detailed list for RCAF 11501 to 11550.

1 May 2011
  Added the next detailed list of Cranes, RCAF 8000 to 8049.

9 April 2011
Updated both Hiller web pages, RCAF/Army 10261 to 10287 and the CF Hillers page.  Information from a range of sources, mostly from my readers.  Special thanks to Major Peter Dudley (Retired) of the Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps; Bernard Martin of Air Britain; and Patrick Martin.
 
5 April 2011
  Added the next detailed list of Cranes, RCAF 7950 to 7999.

24 March 2011
Taking a break from BCATP trainers.  First, an update on the Canadian Forces CC-130 Hercules.  Information from a wide range of sources.  I think I finally have the company numbers of the CC-130J aircraft straightened out, but like always I look forward to your corrections and additions.

15 March 2011
  Added the next detailed list of Cranes, RCAF 7900 to 7949.

14 February 2011
  My Valentine is travelling today, so I'm working on the web pages to pass the time away till she returns.  Added a detailed list of Canadian built Ansons, RCAF 11451 to 11500.

5 February 2011
Another detail list of RCAF Cranes added, RCAF 7850 to 7899.

25 January 2011
Added detailed list for RCAF 7800 to 7849, mostly Cranes.

18 December 2010
Added another detailed list for UK built Ansons, RCAF 6400 to 6449.

12 December 2010
  More Cornells and Cranes, RCAF FJ205 to FJ262, and RCAF FJ263 to FJ672.

5 December 2010
The limited information available on the new CH-178 helicopters being used in Afghanistan has been added.  Information from several sources, including CASR.

7 November 2010
Added a detailed list with RAF funded Cornells and Cranes, RCAF FH955 to FJ204.

9 October 2010
Added detailed list for Hudsons RCAF BW680 to BW777.

26 September 2010
Added details for Sabre 2s, RCAF 19351 to 19400.

18 September 2010
Added details for Sabre 2s, RCAF 19301 to 19350.

15 September 2010
Added a detailed list for the two seat Starfighters as first delivered.  Some of these aircraft are also on the Canadian Forces CF-104D web page.

12 September 2010
Continuing to nibble away at the Ansons, with Canadian built Ansons RCAF 11401 to 11450.

6 September 2010
Cessna Cranes, summer of 1941 deliveries, RCAF 7750 to 7799

30 August 2010
More Cessna Cranes, Spring 1941 deliveries, RCAF 7700 to 7749.

Corrected a major typo concerning Crane 7660 in RCAF 7650 to 7699.  Thanks to reader Michael McMurtrey of Texas for pointing this out to me.

22 August 2010
More bleedin' Ansons, RCAF 6350 to 6399.  Also, added a country counter to the home page, so I can see where you are all from.

15 August 2010
Updated the Canadian Forces Hercules page, with latest information on CC-130Js.  Thanks to several readers for providing this.

8 August 2010
Added a detailed list for RCAF EE182 to EW361, an interesting mix including the first RCAF jets.

30 July 2010
Added a detailed list of Hudsons, RCAF BW601 to BW680.  This includes the RCAF's first u-boat kill of the Second World War.

7 July 2010
Added a detailed list for the RCAF era Argus, RCAF 20710 to 20742.  Much of the information came from Bert Campbell's superb web site on the Argus.  It is worth a vist there just to here the sound clip (play it loud).

15 June 2010
Added a detailed list of Sabre 2s, RCAF 19251 to 19300.  Have you bought Larry Milberry's book yet?

6 June 2010
Added a detailed list of Canadian built Ansons, RCAF 11351 to 11400.

17 May 2010
Added a detailed list for RCAF 7650 to 7699, an interesting mix of second-hand civil aircraft and the first RCAF Cranes.

9 May 2010
Added a detailed list for the remaining Canadian aircraft with US serials.  The list of BOMARCs is not complete, and I would welcome any additional information in this area.

2 May 2010
Another detailed list of RCAF Ansons, RCAF 6300 to 6349.

22 April 2010
  Just noticed that I omitted a block of serial numbers on one of my previous detailed lists, so here is RCAF KH945 to KN932 with the KK series now added.

18 April 2010
Updated RCAF 1350 to 1399, to complete the Harvard Mk. I information.  Also, it appears that most (maybe all) the wartime Expeditors identified as Mk. 3 in Griffin's first book were actually first procured as Mk. I or Mk. II.  Changes made here, and several other pages will need updating.

Updated the database statistics.

11 April 2010
Major update to RCAF 1300 to 1349, using information collected over the last few years.  This block includes the RCAF's first modern warplanes, Battles and Harvard Mk. Is delivered from August 1939.

28 March 2010
More Catalinas, and some Mosquitos, RCAF JX579 to KA232.

23 March 2010
Still jumping around, following the Catalinas.  Detailed list for RCAF JS201 to JX578 added.

13 March 2010
  Jumping around a bit.  Added detailed lists for RCAF FM300 to FN638, and RCAF FN639 to FP702.

27 February 2010
Another detailed list of BCATP trainers with RAF serials, RCAF R7447 to R9703.  Battles and more Ansons.

5 February 2010
Major update to RCAF trainers 151 to 200.  Used data collected over several years.  Also updated photo links on this page.

6 January 2010
Starting the new year with another list of Canadair Sabres, RCAF 19201 to 19250, including the first Canadair built Sabres for the USAF.

31 December 2009
Added another detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs, RCAF 11301 to 11350.  Time to take another break from Ansons, I think.

18 December 2009
Added another detailed list of Canadian built Anson IIs, RCAF 11250 to 11300.

13 December 2009
Corrected a minor typo concerning Dakota KN281.  Added a note about the apparent end of the CU-161 in Canadian service.

11 December 2009
  Added a detailed list for the last Canadian built Bolingbrokes, RCAF 9150 to 9201.  These low serial numbers were from an order canceled in 1942, but later re-instated, resulting in the last Bolingbrokes to be delivered from Fairchild Canada.  There were several uncompleted airframes scrapped at Fairchild after the war, and I would like to hear from anybody who knows what serial numbers may have been assigned to these (if any).

29 November 2009
  Another detailed list of UK built Ansons, RCAF 6250 to 6299.

21 November 2009
Back to the Ansons.  This will be my life work, I'm afraid.  Added a detailed list for UK built Ansons RCAF 6200 to 6249.

7 November 2009
Nibbling away at the prewar flying club aircraft, adding a detailed list for CF-ABY to CF-CCK.  Most of the information comes from the CAHS lists of early Canadian civil registered aircraft.

8 October 2009
  Work keeps getting in the way of the important stuff, but I finally managed to add a new detailed list for the rest of the cold war trainers with US serials: Texans, Mitchells, and T-Birds.

20 September 2009
Added a detailed list for RCAF Hudsons BW301 to BW600.

12 September 2009
Updated information, and corrected registration typo, on Tiger Moth CF-BNF on one of my civil aircraft lists.  The error was pointed out by the current owner of the aircraft, which is under restoration in California.  Also updated the links to the photos, they should work for another few months.

5 September 2009
Added the next detailed list of BCATP aircraft, with Oxfords and Harvards, RCAF BM801 to BW300.  I have found very little information on the RCAF Oxfords.

27 August 2009
Added the next detailed list for RCAF Harvards, AJ909 to AJ959.

22 August 2009
Updated the detailed list for Canadian Forces CC-130s.  Most recent information on existing aircraft came from the usual Internet sources, plus e-mails from several readers.  First information on the new CC-103Js was kindly provided by Canadian researcher and author Jeff Rankin-Lowe.

8 August 2009
Added the next list of RAF style serial numbers, RCAF R4046 to R7446, mostly Battles.

21 July 2009
Updated the post Integration page with preliminary information on the additional King Airs leased this summer.  Still waiting for photographic confirmation of serial number marked on these.

Also updated the Canadian Forces CF-104D page, with a bit more information on surviving aircraft, and a photo link that works (for now).

19 July 2009
  Added the next detailed list of Canadair Sabres, RCAF 19151 to 19200.  Have you bought Larry Milberry's book yet?

16 July 2009
  I've been collecting Sabre info for years now.  It is far from complete, but I needed a break from Ansons, so here is the detailed page for the first Canadair Sabres, RCAF 19101 to 19150.  Information from all the usual sources, plus Larry Milberry's superb book on The Canadair Sabre.  This book is still available from Canav Books, and you should buy it right now.

15 July 2009
Added a detailed list of Canadian built Ansons, RCAF 11181 to 11249.  I've had enough of Ansons for awhile, might try something else next.

For those of you who send me corrections and additions, they are welcome, and they do get entered in my database.  For now, I'm spending time on new detailed lists, and will get around to updating existing pages sometime in the future.  I've bought a book on PHP, maybe this will allow more timely updates - once I figure it all out.

5 July 2009
Added another detailed list of Bolingbrokes, RCAF 9100 to 9149.

26 June 2009
Added another detailed list of UK built Ansons, RCAF 6150 to 6199.

10 June 2009
First detailed list added for Cold War trainers with US serials, all Texans (not Harvards, strictly speaking).

20 May 2009
  A new detailed list of American built Harvards, AJ791 to AJ908.

4 May 2009
Another detailed list of RAF style serials, mostly BCATP plus one Spitfire, RCAF P6734 to R4043.

14 April 2009
  As promised, the CH-147 detailed list has been updated with information on the previous identities of the "new" Chinooks at Kandahar.

12 April 2009
Added a detailed list for RCAF 11101 to 11163.  This includes the last two batches of RCAF Liberators, most of which went straight into storage in 1945, and the RCAF Cosmopolitans.

10 April 2009
Added the next detailed batch of Bolingbrokes, RCAF 9050 to 9099.

5 April 2009
Added another batch of Ansons from the early days of the BCATP, RCAF 6100 to 6149.

23 March 2009
Added the first detailed list for US serial numbered aircraft: P-40s, PT-27, and some gliders.

A kind and well informed reader has just sent me some detailed information on the former identities of the second hand Chinooks now in use in Afghanistan.  Some of them are over 40 years old!  Details coming to my web pages soon.

21 March 2009
Added a detailed list with more BCATP trainers: Ansons, Battles and Hampdens, RCAF N9905 to P6732.

8 March 2009
Some updates on the new aircraft being operated in Afghanistan, from information provided by several readers and from DND press releases and other documents. Updates to the CH-147 detailed list, the CU-161 detailed list, and some preliminary information on CU-170 serials on the post integration main page.

5 March 2009
  Added the next detailed list of Canadian built Cornells, RCAF 10850 to 10907.

19 February 2009
Added another detailed list of Cornells, RCAF 10800 to 10849.

10 February 2009
Taking a break from the Ansons, added a detailed list for RCAF 9000 to 9049.  This includes the first Bolingbroke Mk. IVs, with No. 8 (BR) Squadron.   Many of these aircraft were rushed to the west coast after Pearl Harbour, leaving a trail of Category A, B and C prangs from coast to coast.

3 February 2009
Continuing through the Ansons, with RCAF 6050 to 6099.  Between working for a living and shoveling my driveway, I don't have much time for the web pages these days.

13 January 2009
A new format for the US serial numbers with the RCAF/CF page, getting ready to add some detailed information on these aircraft.  Still trying to track down the Kiowa/Bell 206 training aid at Borden with a fake CH-136 serial - anybody have any information on this?

9 January 2009
Added another detailed list of Ansons, RCAF N9640 to N9901.

3 January 2009
The first updates of the New Year add some preliminary information on the leased helicopters being used in Afghanistan.  The CH-147Ds are on the Canadian Armed Forces page, while the Mi-8Ts are on the civil registered page.

27 December 2008
Updated the detailed list of Canadian Forces CF-101s.  Most of the additional info came from Griffin's second book, plus e-mails from readers.

21 December 2008
Added the next detailed list of Cornells, RCAF 10750 to 10799.  Now we are off to Trenton, to spend Christmas under the approach path.  My wife thinks we are visiting relatives.

14 December 2008
Added the next detailed list for Cornells, RCAF 10700 to 10749.

Updated the Post Integration page, to add the CU-170 Heron.  Still looking for serial numbers (or registrations?) of all the airframes with the new Air Wing in Kandahar: Griffons, Chinooks, Herons and Mi-8Ts.

7 December 3008
Added another detailed list of Ansons, all started as Mk. Is, RCAF 6000 to 6049.

Corrected some typos in the list of RAF owned aircraft, up to P1000.  These were spotted by my hard working team of proofreaders at RAF Commands Forum.

20 November 2008
Added another detailed list of Tiger Moths, RCAF 5950 to 5999.  Now, back to the Ansons.

17 November 2008
Updated the CF serials numbers page to include the first - and still unconfirmed - information on the CH-148 Cyclone serials.  This is based on published reports of the three digit code carried by the first aircraft on its first flight this week (801), and assumes that this is the 'last three' of the full CF serial (148801).

I've finished rebuilding the database after my August hard drive crash, and I'm back to creating new pages.  Look for more Tigermoth and Anson pages in the next few weeks.

22 September 2008
Updated the list of civil registered aircraft operated, but not owned, by the Canadian military.  Some new additions, plus corrections pointed out by several readers, including Johann Visschedijk from 1000aircraft.com.

15 August 2008
Added another batch of Tiger Moths, RCAF 5900 to 5949.

25 July 2008  
  Added another batch of RAF style serials, RCAF N9353 to N9615, mostly Ansons.  Only about 4,000 more Ansons to go...

9 July 2008
Added some more Fleet built Cornells, RCAF 10650 to 10699.  Service information on these aircraft is very scarce.

20 June 2008

Added the next detailed list for BCATP Tiger Moths, RCAF 5850 to 5899.
20 June 2008
Added the next detailed list for RAF serialized aircraft in the RCAF, N1078 to N5041, mostly Ansons, plus a few oddballs.

11 June 2008
Continued to update detailed lists of early RCAF aircraft, with a revised detailed list for RCAF 751 to 800.   Also, added new information on early Canadian military aviation to the Beginnings page

31 May 2008
Added three detailed lists for all the CF-18s: Single seaters part 1 and part 2, and dual seaters.  Information came from the usual published sources (like Griffin's second serial book, and Rankin-Lowe and Cline), plus several on-line spotter sites, government press releases and documents, and several e-mails from readers.

18 May 2008
Added the next detailed list with RCAF Mitchells, RCAF KH945 to KN392.  Only a handful of Mitchells left now.

1 May 2008
Added the next detailed list of Tiger Moths, RCAF 5800 to 5849.  Now, back to the Mitchell pages.

16 April 2008
Added a detailed list of RCAF aircraft with RAF serials, FK177 to FL999, that includes part of a very obscure batch of Mitchell Mk. Is, that "sort of" served with the RCAF.

10 April 2008
Added another detailed list of Cornells, RCAF 10600 to 10649.

5 April 2008
For some time now I've been receiving additional information on early RCAF multi-engine aircraft, including Bolingbrokes, Digbys and Hudsons.  Here is the first update to result from this, the detailed list for RCAF 701 to 750.

SPECIAL NOTE:  I see that the Canada Aviation Museum image bank is down for "remodeling", so all my links to their images are currently not working.  They promise to be back in the summer of 2008, with more images and new features.  I can hardly wait!  Let's see, I want pictures of a Curtis Canada, a camouflaged Auster, an RCAF yellow Hiller, a Red Knight Tutor, a target tug Hudson, a target tug Dakota, a target tug Mitchell, ......

25 March 2008
  I'm waiting for some extra information to arrive in the mail before continuing preparing pages for the rest of the Mitchells.  In the mean time, I'm going back to fill in some gaps, starting with a detailed list for RCAF 5300 to 5349, Caribous and Comets.

21 March 2008
Added the next detailed list with RCAF Mitchell Mk. IIs, HB207 to HH560.

12 March 2008
The next list of BCATP aircraft, including some Mk. II Mitchells, FW279 to FZ692.  The Mitchell serial numbers are spread around, so this is going to take a while.

CORRECTION:  In previous pages I had interpreted the abbreviation REMS as Reserve Equipment Maintenance Station.  In my digging through the Public Archives microfilms I have recently discovered the order that created these units on 16 June 1945, and the correct name is Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite.  These were remote detachments from the main Reserve Equipment Maintenance Units (REMU).  Existing web pages will be corrected by and by.


8 March 2008
  My recent pages on the postwar Mitchell Mk. 3s have generated a lot of e-mail from readers.  Several were asking about the Mk. 2s, which were first with the BCATP and then lingered on with the Auxiliary Squadrons until the late 1950s.  Here is the first detailed list with Mk. 2s, FV695 to FW278.  There are several more to come.

1 March 2008
  I've been saving extra information on current aircraft for some time now, most of it has come from readers.  First, a detailed list for the CT-156 Harvard II.

  Also, updates on the detailed lists for the CC-177 Globemaster and the CU-161 Sperwer.  As before, much of the the Sperwer information is tentative.

29 February 2008
  Added the detailed list for the next batch of Cornells, RCAF 10550 to 10599.

23 February 2008
Added detail list for RCAF 10497 to 10549, more BCATP trainers.

12 February 2008
Added more post war Mitchell Mk. 3s, RCAF 5250 and up.

The Canadian Forces web page has changed the addresses of several of the pictures referenced by my pages.  I'm changing the links, and updating the pages, as I find them.  First revision is the L-19/L-182  page, serials 16701 to 16735.  Much of the new information on the L-182s came from Larry Maloney, (WO Retired) R.C.A.S.C.

4 February 2008
Added a detailed list for post war Mitchell Mk.3s, RCAF 5200 to 5249.

An eagle-eyed reader has pointed out that the very interesting accident I had reported for Air Cadet glider C-FBUJ actually happened to C-FZIQ.  The Air Cadet CF gliders page has been updated accordingly.

26 January 2006
Returned to slogging through the thousands of BCATP trainers.  Added detail list for more Tiger Moths, RCAF 5150 to 5199.

20 January 2008
I just noticed that some data was lost when I transferred RAF owned AG100 to BJ999  to html format, so I have corrected it.

19 January 2008
I'm slowly going crazy working through the BCATP aircraft, so I'm taking a break by updating some of my old pages, starting with the Canadian Forces Canucks detailed page.  Note that with all the re-numbered CF aircraft I only list those that were confirmed as re-marked (or highly probable).  Other sources will list more serials, but I need proof of actual re-marking before the number will appear in my lists.

16 January 2008
Added the next detailed list of RAF style serials, L5332 to N1045, with Battles, Ansons, Beauforts and one Hampden.

12 January 2008
  Added a detailed list for the C-5 and RCAF Yukons, serials 10000 and up.  The Yukon serials are still a little confusing to me, as the note on this page indicates.

6 January 2008
Started the New Year with the next detailed list of Tiger Moths, RCAF 5100 to 5149.

24 December 2007
Another detailed list of early RCAF Ansons, RCAF N5042 to N5352.  Work on the lists has slowed lately, as I prepare for an upcoming multi-week contract in Hawaii.  I know, I know....  It would be better to stay here, shoveling the driveway three times a day and working on the web pages, but duty calls.

11 December 2007
Added a detailed list for the Airbus CC-150 Polaris.  Can anybody confirm if the MRTT aircraft have actually been used as tankers yet?

9 December 2007
Added another detailed list of postwar Expeditors, RCAF postwar 2344 to 2382.

25 November 2007
Added a detailed list for pre-Integration Hillers, 10261 to 10287.  The information came from Griffin's new book, Rankin-Lowe and Cline's book, files provided by Tony Wilson in Australia, and my father's log books.

The research into the new page also allowed a major update to the Canadian Forces Hiller page.  Also updated the Project web page, with some information about data sources, and completeness of my comments, plus a few new terms and abbreviations.  For a very thorough list of RAF/RCAF abbreviations, the reader is directed to Jason Gaudet's abbreviation list.

Also, it appears that there is some disagreement about the true identity of the RCN Tiger Moth coded "TF*A", which I reported as ex-RCAF 5014.  I'm still looking into this, but for now consider my comments about 5014's naval history as "possible, not confirmed".

23 November 2007
Added a detailed list for RCAF 10200 to 10257, the last Bolingbrokes and the first Anson Mk. IV.

16 November 2007
Added the next detailed list for Tiger Moths, RCAF 5050 to 5099.

Updated the last Tiger Moth list, RCAF 5000 to 5049, to include the RCN history of 5014.

4 November 2007
  Added the next detailed list for Tiger Moths, RCAF 5000 to 5049.

29 October 2007
Updated two lists for RAF owned aircraft operated by the RCAF, AA100 to AF999 and AG100 to BJ999.  Much of the new data is from Tony Wilson in Australia, and various Internet sources, with lots more still to sort through.

19 October 2007
My detailed list of civil registered trainers with the Canadian Forces has been updated, to reflect the changes from Bombardier to Kelowna Flightcraft (aka Allied Wings).

12 October 2007
  Added another detailed list of Harvards, AJ686 to AJ790.

9 October 2007
Eagle-eyed readers at CV-Canso@yahoogroups.com, including Jeff Rankin-Lowe, spotted a typo in my brief list of RCAF 5000 to 9999 concerning Expeditor / Beech 18 serial 8650, and the following batch of Cessna Cranes.  This has been corrected.  Also took advantage of reworking this page to clean up the San Diego built Cansos, 9701 to 9750.

29 September 2007
  Added a detailed list for the CH-147 Chinook.  There is very little published information on these helicopters while they were in Canada, so the page has more of their Dutch history than of their Canadian history.

More new UAV data on the post integration page, including my first mention of the CU-168.  It appears that the CT-102 is the Grob 120A trainer, but I may be wrong.

25 September 2007
Added the next batch of post war Expeditors, RCAF 2305 to 2343.

Thanks to Steve Priestly at CASR for providing information on some new (possibly unofficial) CF Type designators, added to the Post Integration page.   If anybody knows for sure what a CT-102 Astra is, please let me know!  Also, updated my database statistics.

5 September 2007

Special message for Bruce Bidwell:  Bruce, I've tried to respond to your e-mail about 436 Squadron aircraft, but my ISP will not allow messages to your e-mail address.  I have no idea why.  Can you contact me from a different e-mail?

2 September 2007
Added a detailed list for the RCAF North Stars.  Much of the detailed information came from Larry Milberry's great book "The Canadair North Star".

24 August 2007
Added detailed list for the next 50 Bolingbrokes, RCAF 10150 to 10199.

20 August 2007
Thanks to Patrick Martin, for providing a photo of the serial plate on the first CC-177, clearly identifying the manufacturer's number.   Updated the CC-177 detailed list.

15 August 2007
Some time ago the sharp-eyed  readers at RAF Commands Forum noted that some of my Tiger Moth data appeared to be out of whack.  After much digging, I have determined that I somehow shifted the data for Tigerschmidts 4383 to 4404 by one aircraft, when entering data from Griffin into my database.  The marvels of modern computing, I guess.  Anyway, using extra data supplied by Patrick Martin and others, I have finally straightened the mess out.  Here are revised detailed lists for RCAF 4350 to 4399 and RCAF 4400 to 4449.

11 August 2007
Added detailed list for the CC-177s.  If anyone knows the manufacturer's numbers for these aircraft, or if they previously had a USAF serial assigned, please let me know.

1 August 2007
Added the last detailed list for Canadian built Hurricanes, RCAF 5700 to 5775.  The note about RAF and RCAF Mark numbers on this page applies to most of the other Mk. XII Hurricanes on my pages.

13 July 2007
Added the next Harvard detailed list, RCAF AJ571 to AJ685.

6 July 2007
Added detailed list for RCAF K8751 to L5331, with Ansons, Battles, Hampdens, and the first RCAF Spitfire and Walrus.

30 June 2007
Travelling for work and vacation has slowed down the updates, but here are the Canadian Forces CH-146 Griffons, Part I and Part II.

Added the CC-177 serials to the post integration page.  Thanks to Jeff Rankin-Lowe for posting this information on NAMAR.

9 June 2007
  Added detailed list for next batch of postwar Expeditors, RCAF postwar 1549 to 1592.  Thanks to Pat Martin for much of this information.

28 May 2007
  Added a detailed list for the RCAF Voodoos, the first batch of CF-101s.

24 May 2007
  Added a detailed list for more Bolingbrokes, RCAF 10100 to 10149.  Now I'm off to Downsview, to catch the last of the CAHS annual convention.  See you there!

15 May 2007
Added two new detailed lists of Hurricanes, RCAF 5600 to 5649, and RCAF 5650 to 5699.

27 April 2007
Added detailed list for RCAF AJ201 to AJ570, Venturas and Harvards.  Many of the Harvards lasted up to 1960, serving at flight schools and with the auxiliary squadrons.

13 April 2007
Added a detailed list for RCAF owned, RAF style, serials up to K8745.  My web site goes global, with the new page being uploaded from a hotel room in Kuopio, waiting for a Finnair flight to Helsinki.

6 April 2007
Added a detailed list for the 21 Expeditors renumbered by the Canadian Forces after Unification, CF 5179 to 5199.  Data from all the usual sources.

1 April 2007
  Added the first page of post war RCAF Expeditors, RCAF 1501 to 1548.  Much of this information came to light while helping Patrick Martin research RCN Expeditors.  Note that this page is only those serial numbers that duplicated Second World War serials.  Other post war Expeditors are listed on the RCAF 4 digit serial pages.

20 March 2007
Added some more Bolingbroke Mk. IVTs, RCAF 10050 to 10099.  Data from all the usual sources.

10 March 2007
Added the next batch of Canadian built Hurricanes, RCAF 5550 to 5599.  Most of these went to the RAF, and then on to Russia and other allies.  I haven't been able to match the RCAF and RAF serials, if somebody out there can help, please contact me.

5 March 2007
Added a detailed list for AE901 to AJ200, Venturas and Harvards received from the RAF in North America.

1 March 2007
Added a detailed list for the Canadian Forces Dash 8s, the Great Gonzos.

25 February 2007
Added a detailed list for RCAF post war serials 9101 to 9805.  Information on the Tanzanian Otters comes from Rankin-Lowe and Cline's book, and several on-line Otter production lists, including Ian Buters' Otter Pages.

Associated updates to the post war serials brief list, and the post war serials main page.

21 February 2007
Added first detailed list for Bolingbroke Mk. IVT, RCAF 10000 to 10049.

I continue to receive corrections and updates for all the pages, and they are most welcome.  For now, I will concentrate on filling in missing detailed lists before I go back and correct existing lists.  If you have questions about an individual aircraft you can always contact me at the link above.

17 February 2007
Added more Canadian built Hurricanes, RCAF 5500 to 5549.

Added the CC-177 Globemaster III to the post-integration main page.  This designation is slightly speculative at this time.

13 February 2007
Added a detailed list for RCAF AA100 to AE900, all aircraft taken over from RAF schools in the BCATP when they merged into the RCAF.

10 February 2007
Posted the next batch of Canadian built Hurricanes, RCAF 5450 to 5499.  Information from all the usual sources.

7 February 2007
Posted the last of the Air Cadet gliders, the C-G registrations.

6 February 2007
  Posted the first of the Air Cadet gliders, the CF and C-F aircraft.

I have received an interesting e-mail from a reader, who claims there are one or more individuals who collected large numbers of serial plates from Canadian built Hurricanes when they were scrapped at the end of the war.  These name plates are now being sold, one by one, and this may account for several recent Canadian built Hurricane "restorations" we have seen.  This sort of thing is fairly common in the Warbirds movement, and is quite legal (although a little confusing to the serious historian).  See my comments about "restored" Mustangs.

5 February 2007
The Air Cadet glider program yielded many more aircraft than I expected.  Here is the first page, the Air Cadet League powered aircraft.  The gliders should be listed in a few days.

The main page for civil registered government owned aircraft has been updated to place the Air Cadet glider program in perspective.  Also, the RCN main page has been updated with a link to Patrick Martin's new book, probably the ultimate resource on RCN aircraft.

20 January 2007
More detailed information on Canadian built Hurricanes 5400 to 5449 added.

I have two conflicting sources of company numbers of these Canada Car built aircraft:  British Air Commission records, provided by Mike Taylor, and the civil register entries for the few aircraft that survived and were registered after the war.  I would love to hear from anyone who can clear this up.

13 January 2007
Took a break from  searching Transport Canada data for Air Cadet aircraft, and posted some more information on Canadian built Hurricanes, RCAF 5350 to 5399.

4 January 2007
I have added lots of information to the Canadian Army L-19 page and the Canadian Forces L-19 page.  Most of this came via Patrick Martin.  Let's see now, Patrick has already written two excellent books on RCAF and CF aircraft, and is finishing up an even better book on RCN aircraft.  I wonder why he is suddenly interested in Canadian Army aircraft?

The information on the subsequent Air Cadet careers of several of these aircraft will soon appear on an Air Cadets page.  About 60 aircraft identified so far: L-19s, Bellancas, and gliders.  There may be more to come.

23 December 2006
Added a detailed list for some post war Dakotas, RCAF 10910 to 10918.

19 December 2006
As often happens, I've received new information on one aircraft immediately after publishing a web page.  Thanks to Mike Taylor for bringing to my attention that RAF records show a very different  history for RCAF 1357, a.k.a. RAF AG316 than my information, which comes from the RCAF Aircraft History Card for 1357 and Griffin's first book.  See the updated RCAF 1350 to 1399 detailed list.  I can only assume that this is an error in RCAF and/or RAF records, and that two different aircraft are involved.  As always, if anyone has additional information, I would love to hear it.

17 December 2006
Updated my list of civil registered aircraft in the G-CAxx series.  This page hase been moved to the Civil Registered page, which received a major update on the early days of the Canadian flying clubs, based on information received from Terry Judge.

15 December 2006
  Updated RCAF 1350 to 1399, with new Hurricane information and some extra Expeditor information.  Also updated the Project statistics.

9 December 2006
Continuing to enter the Hurricane data received from a number of sources, and updated RCAF 301 to 350, with information on the first RCAF Hurricanes.

4 December 2006
Added a detailed list for the RCAF's Canadian built Sea Hurricanes, BW835 to BW884.  I have recently received a large amount of Canadian Hurricane data, from Tony Hancock,  Mike Taylor, and others.  I will be updating my exisiting Hurricane entries soon.  Now, back to Patrick Martin's great new book.

29 November 2006
Added the last of the RCAF Cansos, RCAF 11051 to 11100.  I've been working on RCN information for Patrick Martin's new book, so other projects have slowed considerably.  This book will contain far more information than my RCN pages, and I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in RCN aircraft.

5 November 2006
  Added the next batch of Cansos, RCAF 11001 to 11050.

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at parts of Patrick Martin's upcoming book on RCN aircraft this week.  It looks great, and will make most of my material look pretty lame.  I strongly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the RCN, especially modellers.  Look for major upgrades of my RCN pages after this book is out.

28 October 2006
  Added detailed list for the CP-140 Aurora and Arcturus.

21 October 2006
Updated the list of civil register aircraft operated by the Canadian military, but owned by others, and added photos of the CCF Maple Leaf and the Doman-Fleet helicopter.  Much of the new information came from the CAHS published early Canadian civil registers.  There are still many more of these to come, I think.

20 October 2006
The next batch of RCAF Cansos, RCAF 9801 to 9844, including a few post war Mk. 2s.

Corrected entry for Kittyhawk 1049, thanks to the eagle-eyed readers at  the RAF Commands forums.

13 October 2006
Keeping to a flying boat theme, added detailed page for RCAF Albatrosses (Albatrii?).  Since they retained their RCAF serials after unification, there is a link to this page from both the RCAF 4 digit page, and the Canadian Forces page.

10 October 2006
Added the next batch of Cansos, all Boeing Canada built, RCAF 9751 to 9800.  Information on the Brazilian post war history of some of these aircraft came in a series of e-mails from Romulo Figueiredo in Rio de Janeiro.

30 September 2006
Added a detailed list for the Auster Mk. VI and T. Mk. VII.  Also added a list of terms and abbreviations., including definitions of RCAF / CF damage catagories.

21 September 2006
Added a detailed list for the first batch of Catalinas / Cansos built  to RCAF order, RCAF 9701 to 9750.  Information from my usual sources, plus e-mails from Maarten Hartkamp, and several postings on the RAF Commands forum.  Information on the aircraft diverted to Australia came from the ADF serials web site, and their information on the Netherlands East Indies and early Indonesian aircaft by Jos Heyman.  If you liked Terry and the Pirates, you'll love the story of the Indonesian rebel air force.  Click on "NEI Aircraft" at  the ADF serials home page.

15 September 2006
Added two more detailed lists, of Menasco Moths and Tiger Moths, RCAF 4900 to 4949 and RCAF 4950 to 4999.

7 September 2006
As promised, detailed lists of RFC in Canada aircraft have been added, in part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.  The information on Canadian registered ex RFC/RAF aircraft has mostly come from the CAHS published early Canadian civil registers.  I am surprised at the lack of information on the many Canucks that apparently flooded the US market in 1919 and 1920.  Can anyone point me towards details of these aircraft?

5 September 2006
Some revisions to the RFC in Canada information.  I'm in the process of adding more details for individual RFC in Canada aircraft, and this should be ready in a few days.

25 August 2006
Added detailed list for Canadian Forces Challengers.  Information from Rankin-Lowe and Cline's book, Griffin's latest book, Patrick Martin, and various civil registers and fleet lists.

Updated the detailed list of Canadian Forces Cormorants.  Most of the additional information comes from CF press releases and accident reports.  Also updated the aircraft links page.

19 August 2006
Completed the postwar RCAF Mustangs, with the detailed list for RCAF 9551 to 9600.

5 August 2006
Next detailed list of RCAF Mustangs, 9251 to 9300.  The disclaimer about civil identities still applies.

28 July 2006
Added first detailed list for RCAF post war Mustangs, 9221 to 9250.  The subsequent civil identities of these aircraft can be somewhat convoluted and murky, so completing the other Mustangs will take some time.  Please read the disclaimer on this page about these civil histories.

23 July 2006
Updated the detailed list of CF Falcons, with information on the fate of 117508 provided in an e-mail from Ernie Szelepcsenyi, and a new photo of 117507.

22 July 2006
Two new detailed lists, RCAF 4800 to 4849 and RCAF 4850 to 4899.

14 July 2006
  Two more detailed lists of Finches added: RCAF 4700 to 4749 and RCAF 4750 to 4799.  Also added detailed lists for the Boeing 707 / CC-137, and the CC-138 Twin Otter.

9 July 2006
Added a picture of Mitchell 891, and information on No. 5 OTU Kittihawks to the detailed list for RCAF 801 to 900.  The Kittihawk information came in e-mails from Michael DesMazes.
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7 July 2006
Two more detailed lists of Finches, RCAF 4600 to 4649 and RCAF 4650 to 4699 added.  Also added a detailed list for the CF Kiowas.

I'm constantly receiving corrections and additions to published pages, and I really appreciate this.  I've been focusing on completing the missing pages for now, and need to go back and update the existing ones some day.


30 June 2006
Two more detailed list of RCAF Finches added, 4500 to 4549 and 4550 to 4599.  Also added a detailed list for RCAF Hercules and CH-113s.

Updated the detailed list of Canadian Forces CH-113s.  I have now identified 15 of these that received new serial numbers.   Most of the search and rescue anecdotes in both CH-113 lists come from the excellent book "That Others May Live", by The Para Rescue Association of Canada.  This is a highly entertaining and informative book, and I strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in Canadian military aviation.

23 June 2006
Two more detailed lists added, of Tiger Moths and Finches: RCAF 4400 to 4449, and RCAF 4450 to 4499.

A note on the Finches:  many of these aircraft went to civil registers after the war, in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Iceland.  Unfortunately, I can't always match subsequent civil identities to the RCAF serial number.  Some of the information I can come up with appears to be contradictory, as you can see.  If anyone can share a complete list of Fleet company numbers matched to RCAF serial numbers, it would help immensely.

16 June 2006
  Two more detailed lists of Tiger Moths, RCAF 4300 to 4349, and RCAF 4350 to 4399.  Added a detailed list for the Twin Huey.  Much of the information on Twin Hueys comes from Griffin's new book, and Rankin-Lowe and Cline's book.  Information on subsequent fates of the Twin Hueys came from Alexis Antonakis at TASN, and Steve Rush at Touchdown News.

11 June 2006
Another Tiger Moth detailed list added, RCAF 4250 to 4299.

Updated the list of USAF serials owned or controlled by Canada, adding the YF-18 used as a structural test article, and the BOMARCs listed in Rankin-Lowe and Cline's book.  If anyone has serials for BOMARC from 447 Squadron, please let me know.

1 June 2006
new  The Tiger Moths just go on and on and on....  RCAF 4150 to 4199, and 4200 to 4249 added.

27 May 2006
new Added two more detailed lists of Tigerschmitts, RCAF 4050 to 4099, and RCAF 4100 to 4149.

26 May 2006
new Added a detailed list for the Navy HUP-3s.

I'm trying to complete the RCN section of my web pages.  If there are any Naval Aviators out there who would like to share any memories, or the contents of their log books, please contact me at the link above.

21 May 2006
new Added two new detailed lists, mostly Tiger Moths: RCAF 3950 to 3999, and RCAF 4000 to 4049.

updated Added information on the histories of the CAF Dash Sevens after they were sold.

I've created a Yahoo photo album, at http://ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/wtbalance/album?.dir=/b25fre2 , with photos taken by Thomas Granger's grandfather, while working as a mechanic at the RFC Aircraft Repair Depot in Toronto in 1918.


5 May 2006
new Added another detailed list of Tiger Moths, RCAF 3900 to 3949.

updated I missed some subsequent civil histories in my last Tiger Moth list, RCAF 3850 to 3899, they have been added.

I've received some fascinating photos of the RFC in Canada, taken by Tom Granger's grandfather when he was a mechanic at the repair depot in 1918.  I'll be sharing them with you as soon as I figure out the best way.

29 April 2006
new Added detailed lists for Canadian Forces Hercules, and Dash 7s.

28 April 2006
new Added the next RCAF detailed list, Tiger Moths 3850 to 3899.

21 and 22 April 2006
new  Added a detailed list for the Canadian Forces Argus.  Much of the information from Griffin's latest book, and my personal notes.  Also added detailed list for RCAF 3800 to 3849, with data from all the usual sources.

updated Updated the lists for RAF owned aircraft, up to Z9999.  Most of this comes from Tony Wilson's extensive research of RAF war time records.  He's sent me bags more data, but I can only process this so fast.  Stay tuned for lots more WW2 information.

15 April 2006
new Added detailed list for RCAF 3750 to 3799, more Harvard 2s.

14 April 2006
updated Had to polish up my detailed list of Canadian Forces Sea Kings, after I discovered it was linked as a footnote from a very serious web page.

I've added a graphic guest book to my main page, where you can stick a pin in a map and let me know where you are.  I know you're out there, I can hear you clicking.

7 and 8 April 2006
new Added a detailed list for RCAF 3700 to 3749.  Much of the Liberator information came from Carl Vincent's book, "Canada's Wings 2".  Also added detailed list for the RCN Sea Furies.  Information came from Pettipas' book.

31 March 2006
updated  Added first information on Grob 120A to postwar civil registration page.

Busy at home, and on the road, so updates may be slow for a while.  Also having major issues with current employer, and may have to let them go.

19 March 2006
new Added detailed list for RCAF Vampire Mk. IIIs.  found two great photographs, so I've included them both.

14 March 2006
new Added the detailed list of RCAF 3650 to 3699, Forts and the first Otters.

12 March 2006
new  Added a detailed list for the Canadian Forces Yukon.  If you have fond memories of the beauty and grace of the Yukon, like I do, you may find their eventual fates a little sad.  Also added a detailed page for the CH-143.  This is the one type in my lists where I can honestly say I have flown in every one of the entire fleet.

9 March 2006
new Added detailed lists for the Candian forces single seat CF-104s: 104700 to 104771, 104772 to 104832, and 104833 to 104900.

updated Also updated the CF dual CF-104 detailed list.  Some minor editorial updates on the RAF owned, Canadian operated page, and added Grob 120A information to the Canadian owned, civil registered page.

Much of my new CF-104 information comes from the book "Starfighter" by David L. Bashow, and from Griffin's latest book.


3 March 2006
new Added a detailed list for RCAF 3600 to 3649.

26 February 2006
new Added detailed lists for RCAF 3500 to 3549 and 3550 to 3599.

updated Found a great close up photo of 9205 in its final configuration, and added it to the RCAF Fortress detailed list.

20 February 2006
new Added a detailed list for the CH-149.  Much of the initial information came from David Hastings's EH101 web site.

18 February 2006
new Detail list for RCAF 3450 to 3499 added.

updated Updated the detailed lists for RCAF 901 to 950, and 951 to 1000.  Most of the additions concern the subsequent fate of these aircraft on the civil register, and come from the Canadian civil register books by  John A. Ellis, and numerous web sources.

10 February 2006
new  Some more detailed lists for Yales, RCAF 3350 to 3399, and RCAF 3400 to 3449.  Also, a somewhat preliminary detailed list for the Sperwer.  I know, some people think they're not "real" airplanes, but they have serial numbers!

6 February 2006
updated Updated detailed list for RCAF 801 to 900, with information from Tony Wilson, the book "Photographing Canada", and the Warbirds Registry.

29 January 2006
new Added detailed lists for RCAF 3250 to 3299, and 3300 to 3349.

27 January 2006
new Created a detailed list for Canadian Forces CF-104Ds.  Much of the information came from Griffin's new book.  Information on subsequent histories of these aircraft came from a number of web sites, that can all be found at The Mother of All F-104 Sites.

updated  Updated the RCAF Chipmunks detailed list, with information on aircraft used at No. 3 FTS at Claresholm.  Information came from an ex No. 3 FTS instructor, F/L Hugh Beaton, CD.

20 January 2006
new Another detailed list for RCAF Harvards,  3200 to 3249.  They go on for ever, and this is just the Mk. IIs!

updated Corrected the brief list of RCN serials, and the RCN main page.  Added Some Firelfy Mk. V serials I had missed, and updated Firefly squadron marking information.  This information came from Leo Pettipas' book on the Firelfy in RCN service.

14 January 2006
new Added a detailed list for the CH-118 Iroquois.  Much of the information comes from "Canadian Military Aircraft, Aircraft of the Canadian Armed Forces", by Griffin, Smith, and Castle.  By the way, don't bother to order this book from Chapters.  After a 4 month wait I canceled my order there, upon discovering that the good people at Aviation World literally had a stack of them.

updated  Updated all the Chipmunk detailed lists, with information from Griffin's new book, plus e-mails from several sources.  There are still a few gaps here, so any information you can share will be appreciated.

6 January 2006
updated Updated detailed lists for RCAF 701 to 750, and 751 to 800, with information from Tony Wilson.  Also updated database statistics.

Additional information on Chipmunks is trickling in, and I will probably update these pages next week.

Tony Wilson has also sent me a lot more information on RAFowned aircraft operated by the RCAF in WW2, nearly doubling the number of aircraft identified.  Look for updates of these pages in the coming weeks.

30 December 2005
new Added detailed list for the RCAF Chipmunks.

updated Updated the last Air Board detailed page, C-GYXA to C-GYZZ.  Also, minor updates to the other two Chipmunk detailed pages, Canadian Forces Chipmunks and civil registered, DND owned, Chipmunks.

The Chipmunk lists are far from complete, and I would like to fill in the blanks before the 60th anniversary of the first Chipmunk flight, coming up this May.  Please search your old log books, or your relative's log books, for any information on Canadian Military Chipmunks.  I would like to know serial numbers, unit or base, and dates, please.

23 December 2005
updated  Updated detailed lists for RCAF 601 to 650, and 651 to 700.  Additional information came from Tony Wilson, and from the book "Photographing Canada From Flying Canoes", by G. B. Shaw.

16 December 2005
new Added three more detailed lists of Harvards, RCAF 3050 to 3099, 3100 to 3149, and 3150 to 3199.

10 December 2005
new Added detailed list for the CF Falcons.

9 December 2005
updated Added new information to all the CF-5 detailed lists, 116701 to 1167456, 116746 to 116789, and 116801 to 116846.  This information came from several e-mails, plus Rankin-Lowe and Cline, www.rcaf.com, and the merry band of roving aeronumeroligists at TASN.

25 November 2005

newThree more detailed lists for Mk. II Harvards: RCAF 2900 to 2949, RCAF 2950 to 2999 and RCAF 3000 to 3049.

updated New main page for Civil registered aircraft owned and leased by the Canadian military, and the first three detailed lists.  More still to come.

Also added information on the CU-162 to the CAF main page.  Thanks again to our Senior Designated UAV Expert,
Stephen Priestley.

18 November 2005
updated Updated all three detailed lists for Trackers:  RCN part one, RCN part two, and the Canadian Forces.

11 November 2005, Remembrance Day
newThree more detailed lists of Harvards: RCAF 2750 to 2799, RCAF 2800 to 2849, and RCAF 2850 to 2899.

The search for linkable photos continues.  I'm having good luck at the Canadian Aviation Museum Image Bank.

4 November 2005
newAdded new detailed lists, for Harvards RCAF 2700 to 2749, and the last of the RCAF Canucks:  RCAF 18651 to 18700, RCAF 18701 to 18750, and RCAF 18751 to 18792.

I'm experimenting with adding links to pictures to some of my pages, when I can find public domain pictures on the net (I don't have the space to put many pictures on my own server).  If anybody is willing to let me link to their photos, especially of early aircraft, please let me know.

28 October 2005
updated Major expansion of the RCAF operated, RAF owned page.  I now have 3,500+ aircraft in this category, but I'm always looking for more.  I also have a lot more information on these aircraft (first and last dates, RAF history, etc.) that will eventually  show up in the detailed lists.  So many aircraft, so little time....

Also was able to add information on the CU-167 to the CAF page, thanks to a series of e-mails from Stephen Priestley.  Stephen is now our Designated UAV Expert.

22 October 2005
newAdded detailed list for more Mk. II Harvards, RCAF 2650 to 2699.

20 October 2005
newAdded another detailed list for Canucks, RCAF 18601 to18650.

8 October 2005
newAdded detail lists for more Mk. II Harvards, 2600 to 2649.  I've been on the road for a week, heading out for 2 more, so not much work on the web pages for the next little while.

30 September 2005
newAdded detail lists for the first Mk. II Harvards, 2501 to 2549 and 2550 to 2599.  Again, most data from the book "Harvards!".  Also added more Canucks, 18501 to 18550 and 18551 to 18600.

updated Updated brief list for RCAF 1001 to 4999.


25 September 2005
updated  Added more information on the RCN reserve squadrons to the RCN main page.  The keen eyed observer will note that the roundels shown on the top of this page are RCAF style, with silver maple leafs, and not the correct sugar maple leaf as actually used by the RCN.  Sorry, that's all I've got.  The artwork came from www.rcaf.com, so what can you expect?

23 September 2005
newAdded detailed lists for RCAF 2400 to 2449 and 2450 to 2499, plus more Canucks: 18401 to 18450 and 18451 to 18500.
 
updated Updated the detail list for RCAF 1300 to 1349, with additional information on the Harvard Mk. Is.  Most of this information comes from the definitive book on Canadian Harvards, by D.C. Fletcher and D. MacPhail, called (what else?) "Harvards!".

16 September 2005
newAdded detailed lists for RCAF 2300 to 2349, and 2350 to 2399, mostly Canadian built Lysanders.

updated Minor clean up of the main page.

Special note to Netscape 8 users:  for some reason, my copy of Netscape 8 will occasionally not display the graphics on these pages.  When this happens, I can get the pictures back by going to the "Tools" pulldown, then "Options...", and toggling the rendering engine mode between Firefox or IE.  It doesn't matter what this mode is set to, you just have to change it.  Anybody got any suggestions?

11 September 2005
newAdded detailed lists for RCAF 2200 to 2249, and 2250 to 2299.

10 September 2005
newAdded detailed lists for more Canucks, RCAF 18301 to 18350, and 18351 to 18400.  Also added detailed list  for Canadian Forces Hawks.

Just obtained a copy of "Photographing Canada from Flying Canoes", by Shaw, so look for updates on the Air Board pages soon.  Still waiting for my copy of Griffin's new book, like a kid waiting for Christmas.

4 September 2005
new  Added detailed lists for RCAF 2150 to 2199 (more Venturas), and for RCAF 18201 to 18250 and 18251 to 18300 (more Canucks).

updated Updated information for Canuck 18152, with news received from Peter Whitfield on the current location of this aircraft.  Thanks again, Peter.


31 August 2005
new Added detail lists for RCAF 2050 to 2099 and 2100 to 2149, with information from Griffin's first book, and from Tony Wilson.  Added detailed lists for the first 100 Canucks, RCAF 18101 to 18150 and 18151 to 18200.  Details from all the usual sources, plus Milberry's book "The Avro Canada CF-100" and "Canucks Unlimited" by Bob Baglow.

26 August 2005
new Added a detailed list for the Canadian Army Cessnas, RCAF 16701 to 16735.  Information from "Aircraft of the Canadian Armed Forces" by Rankin-Lowe and Cline, Griffin's first book, e-mails from Patrick Martin, and my father's log books.

updated Revised detailed list for CAF Cosmopolitans.

20 August 2005
updated  Updated detailed list for RCAF 1400 to 1449, with information from www.timetravelair.com, and from various e-mails.  I've also checked these aircraft in "Aircraft of the Canadian Armed Forces",  and they give different struck off dates for most of them.  I will leave the dates I have, From Griffin's first book, until I can see the RCAF records.  By the way, Griffin has a new book due out next month, the first in nearly 30 years!  I can hardly wait.

19 August 2005
updated I have extended my list of CAF T-Birds: it now includes a part one, part two, and part three.  Most of the new information came from "Aircraft of the Canadian Armed Forces", by Rankin-Lowe and Cline, and in e-mails from Patrick Martin, Barrie MacLeod, Robert Thomson, and others.

Also updated detail list for RCAF 551 to 600, with information from Tony Wilson and from Joe Bruagher's web pages.


12 August 2005
new Added detailed lists for RCAF 1900 to 1949, 1950 to 1999, 2000 to 2049, and the six Flying Forts operated by the RCAF.

updated Updated detail list for RCAF 501 to 550, with information from Tony Wilson.  I think I've figured out why some of my tables on the main pages are ragged in Explorer, and I'm fixing them as time permits.  Updated the project statisitcs page.


7 August 2005
updated Added new numbers to RAF owned aircraft up to Z9999, increasing from 130 aircraft to over 400.  I think I have now listed all the aircraft in this range currently available to me.  Now on to AA100 and up, where I expect to identify over 2,000 aircraft (compared to the 400 or so currently posted) from the sources I have identified.  I have no way of knowing how complete either list really is.

5 August 2005
new Added detailed list for RCAF 1850 to 1899.

updated Updated detailed lists for RCAF 351 to 400, 401 to 450, and 451 to 500.  There is some confiusion in the various sources about previous and subsequent serials for some of the RCAF Gooses (Geese?)  For now, I will list all available information, until I can clear this up.

Also updated the formatting and text on the RCAF 5 digit main page.

2 August 2005
new  Added detailed list for civil registered aircraft used by Canadian military units, but not owned or leased by the Canadian military.  This list will probably grow in the near future.

29 July 2005
new  Added detailed list for RCAF 1800 to 1849, and detailed list of US owned aircraft loaned to the Canadian military.  This is just a start on this topic.
updated Updated detailed lists for RCAF 251 to 300, and RCAF 301 to 350.  Updated main pages to reflect all this.

24 July 2005
new  Added detailed lists for RCAF 1700 to 1749, and 1750 to 1799.  Data from Griffin's book, and from Tony Wilson.  Also added a detailed list of civil registered aircraft owned or leased by the military.  Much of this information came from "The Aircraft of the Canadian Armed Forces", and from the Transport Canada database.

My main page reached 2,000 hits earlier this week, only 3 months after reaching 1,000 (which took 11 months).  Predicting this forward, it appears my web pages will completely take up the Internet's bandwidth by the year 2043.  Stay tuned.

17 July 2005
new  Added detailed list for RCAF 1650 to 1699.

updated  Updated detailed lists for CAF Dakotas and CO-119s (L-19s/L-182s).  Data from the usual suspects.  I think I have listed all of these types that were remarked.

15 July 2005
Two weeks in a row without a road trip, and it's too hot to do much work outside.  The result is several additions and updates, plus several more that are "almost there".
newAdded a detailed list for CAF Hillers, same data sources as the Chipmunk page last week.  Also added a detail list for RCAF 1600 to 1649, with data from Griffin's book, my notes, and from Tony Wilson.
updated  Updated the detail list for RCAF 201 to 250.  Infromation from a range of sources, including Mark Huxtable and Tony Wilson.

9 July 2005
new  Added a detail list of Canadian Armed Forces Chipmunks.  Basic aircraft data came from the book "The Aircraft of the Canadian Armed Forces" by Rankin-Lowe and Cline.  Information on the subsequent civil identities of the Chipmunks came from Tony Wilson, and from a 1976 hard copy of the Canadian civil registry. 
updated I've added place markers on the main page for pages on civil registered aircraft, both Canadian owned and others, operated by Canadian military units.  I've found bits and pieces of information on these topics recently, and will be adding them to the database.

3 July 2005  
new Added detail list for RCAF 1550 to 1599.
updated  Updated detail lists for G-CYGA to G-CYTZ, and for G-CYUA to G-CYWZ.  Information came from a number of sources, including de Havilland production histories provided by  Mark Huxtable.  Also updated the detail list for RCAF 1500 to 1549, with information on Lysander 1540, found on the cenotaph in Fingal, Ontario.

24 June 2005
new Detail list for RCAF 1500 to 1549.
updated detail list for RCAF 151 to 200.

I'll be on the road for a week or more, so there may not be many changes for a while.

18 June 2005
new 
Detail lists for RCAF 1350 to 1399, 1400 to 1499, and 1450 to 1499.
updated 
detail list for RCAF 101 to 150.

12 June 2005
new:Added detail list for RCAF 1300 to 1349.

3 June 2005
new:Added detail list for RCAF 1250 to 1299.

update:Updated detail list for RCAF 51 to 100.

27 May 2005
I'm slowing down for a while, while I help Patrick Martin research information for a new book (or two) he is working on, featuring the aircraft of the RCN and the Canadian Army.  If anyone has unpublished photos they would like to share with Pat, he would love to hear from you at  patrickmartin@telus.net.

new: Added detailed lists for RCAF 1150 to 1199 and RCAF 1200 to 1249.  Revised main pages to suit.

20 May 2005
new:
Added detail list for RCAF 1100 to 1149.

update:Revised detail list for G-CYDA to G-CYFZ.  I updated the project statistics two weeks ago, but forgot to publish it until last night.  So many airplanes, so little time.


13 May 2005
new:
Added detail lists for RCAF 1011 to 1049, and 1050 to 1099.

update:Revised 4 digit main page to match.

12 May 2005
update:
Revised the RCAF postwar main page and RCAF postwar detail list, with duplicate helicopter serial numbers moved from the RCAF 4 digit page.  Thanks to Tony Wilson for the groovy "update" and "new" graphics

7 May 2005
Updated the C-GYAA to C-GYCZ detailed list, with data from Alan Eyre and "Canadian Military Aircraft" by Griffin.  Updated RCAF 1 to 50 detailed list, with data from Tony Wilson and from Griffin's book.  Minor revisions to front pages to match this.

25 April 2005
Added detailed list for RCAF serials 951 to 1000.  Also added detailed list for CAF L-19s and L-182s, and updated CAF main page.  Just taking a break from the front hall.

22 April 2005
Added a front page for RAF owned aircraft, and brief lists for RAF owned aircraft up to Z9999, and AA100 and up.  I have just started to input the data I have collected and received on this topic, so there are many updates to come.  They may have to wait a while.  For now, my wife says that finishing painting the front hall is more important than finishing the web pages.  She just doesn't understand.....

17 April 2005
Added a list of RAF aircraft operated by the CAF in the UK in 1918 to 1920, added link to this page on the beginning page.

I've received a ton of data on early RCAF aircraft from Tony Wilson in Australia, all nicely formatted for databases.  Together with data from Alan Eyre, and a lot of my written notes that are finally going into the database, I will be updating the Air Board and early RCAF pages.  I've also started entering data for the 400 series squadrons overseas in WW2 - a huge job.  Stay tuned!

8 April 2005
Updated list of RNAS/RFC/RAF serial numbers up to Z9999.  Added this page to updated main page for all RNAS/RFC/RAF serial numbers.

1 April 2005
Added detailed list for RCAF 901 to 950.  My main page has passed 1,000 hits, less than 11 months after I added the counter.

25 March 2005
Added detailed list for RCAF 801 to 900.  Updated detailed list for CAF Dakotas, with information from Joe Baugher's pages and from John Howard.

20 March 2005
I'm bored entering data and formatting list pages, so I decided to play with the pages themselves.  I've added roundel clip art from www.rcaf.com (thanks guys).  I'll be adding these to other pages, as they are updated.

18 March 2005
Added brief lists for RCAF operated aircraft BA100 to FL999, and FM 100 and up. Updated RCN serials brief list, with more Seafires identified.

11 March 2005
Added a front page for RAF style serials AA100 and up, and the first brief list, AA100 to AZ999.  There is still much data inputting to be done before the rest of the brief and detailed lists are added.  The motto of these pages is becoming "so many airplanes, so little time".

4 March 2005
Updated the database statistics on the project page, to show how I'm going to handle the large number of Canadian-operated aircraft with serial numbers of other armed forces.  I'm still collecting this data, and it will be a while before it appears on the web pages.  I'm also running out of free space on my ISP's server.  I may have to break down and pay for more, or consider some form of ads on the pages - only as a last resort!

25 February 2005
Added brief lists for US serial numbered aircraft owned by Canada, and RAF serialled aircraft, up to Z9999, owned by Canada.  Please note that the RAF owned, Canadian operated aircraft used by the 400 series squadrons in WW2 are not included (yet).  Added complete brief report of RCN serials, including ex US and RAF serials.  Editorial changes to RCN home page and main page to reflect all this.

The day after doing all this, I received another great e-mail from Alan Eyre, with more data that should have been in the RAF list.  Be patient, it will come!

10 February 2005
I've created place holders on the main page for pages listing non-Canadian serial numbers, to allow me to structure the database.  I may still change this structure, depending on how I make out inputting data in the next few days (or weeks, or ...).

6 February 2005
Refined text and formatting of The Project page, and updated the database statistics.

I'm trying to figure out how to separate Canadian owned or operated aircraft  without Canadian serial numbers within my database, so I can add them to these pages.  This may take a while, so don't expect many updates for the next few days or weeks.

4 February 2005
Added detailed pages for RCAF Buffalos and Canadian  Armed Forces Buffalos.

29 January 2005
Added detailed lists for  RCAF 701 to 750, and 751 to 800.

22 January 2005
Updated detailed lists for Air Board G-CYAA to G-CYCZ, and G-CYDA to G-CYFZ, with corrections and additions supplied by Alan Eyre.

I've received lots of data on BCATP aircraft from John Howard of Stratford, Ontario, plus a big package of information on post war RCAF Dakotas via Paddy Green of the UK.  This will all take time to get into these pages.  Thanks to everyone for all this data.

15 January 2005
Added detailed lists for RCAF 501 to 550, 551 to 600, 601 to 650, and 651 to 700.

13 January 2005
Clarified and expanded my description of the new numbering system introduced in 1970, based on input from one of the masters of Canadian aeronumerology, Patrick Martin.  I am not worthy.....

11 January 2005
Added detailed lists for RCAF 301 to 350, 351 to 400, 401 to 450 and 451 to 500.

9 January 2005
Added detail lists for RCAF 201 to 250 and 251 to 300.


8 January 2005
Editorial corrections and text added to RCAF 1 to 1000 main page, and RCAF 1 to 50 detailed list page.  Added detail lists for RCAF 51 to 100, 101 to 150, and 151 to 200.  Added information to RCAF 1 to 1000 brief list.

2 January 2005
Updated detail list pages for Air Board G-CYGA to G-CYTZ, G-CYUA to G-CYWZ, and G-CYXA to G-CYZZ, with some new information, and cleaned up formatting.

27 December 2004
Added detailed list page for RCN Sikorsky HO4S.

23 December 2004
Replaced detailed list page for Air Board G-CYAA to G-CYCZ, and G-CYDA to G-CYFZ with some new information, and cleaned up formatting.

19 December 2004

Added news about 12401 to CAF Sea King detailed list page.  Updated and corrected CAF CH-113 detailed list page with information recently added to www.rcaf.com, and with information received by e-mail from Dwayne Harvie (thanks again, Dwayne).  Updated database statistics on Project page.

14 December 2004
Added detailed list for G-CAxx aircraft to Air Board main page.  Minor text corrections to Air Board main page.

11 December 2004
Added detailed lists for Trackers to RCN main page and CAF main page.

3,4,5 December 2004
Updated RCN main page.  Minor corrections to dates in Squadron table, added H04S-3 to serial number table, added link to pennant number  list.

1 December 2004

Added some pictures to About the Author.  Added this change log to main page menu bar.


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