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3146 Training Station Depot fonds
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CA ON00093 2004/14
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- Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Training Station Depot, 3146
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13 cm of textual reciords
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3146 Training Station Depot was a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) unit based in Prestwick, Scotland during the early 1960s, and was involved in flying operations in Scotland.
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Fonds consists of documents dealing with flying exercises and operations in Scotland by 3146 Training Station Depot of the RCAF, including Exercise Tartan Task, Exercise Sa Siesta and Operation Western Weal. Also includes files concerning the disposal of surplus Sabre 5 aircraft equipment and the movement of Sabre 6 aircraft from Prestwick, Scotland to Canada. Includes operation orders, correspondence, messages and various other documents.
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The files are Secret and Confidential.
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Copies of the finding aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room of the Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH). Electronic copies are also available.
The following related material can be found in the Kardex Collection:
493.009 (D166) – Papers stripped from RCAF Files TSD – Prestwick Scotland dealing with Flying Operations – Test flying and displays correspondence – Progress reports 1957-1961. Received from CDLS (London) 8 May 67.
No further accruals are expected.
Exercise Tartartan Task - The mission was to conduct ferry operations of 1 Air Division T-33 aircraft movements between the Wings and UK contractors.
Exercise Sal Siesta - Following the phase out of the IDF Squadrons and disbandment of the AWF Squadrons 1 Air Division F86 and CF100 aircraft were ferried to Scottish Aviation Ltd. at Prestwick, Scotland.
Operation Western Weal - The mission mandate for Operation Western Weal was to ferry RCAF aircraft to France and Greece. It was conducted in 1962. On this occasion 40 T-33s and 10 Expeditors were given to France, and 10 T-33s to Greece. This operation was conducted in five separate missions between 17 April and 3 August.