Fonds 2004/14 - 3146 Training Station Depot fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

3146 Training Station Depot fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

CA ON00093 2004/14

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1955-1965 (Creation)
    Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Training Station Depot, 3146

Physical description area

Physical description

13 cm of textual reciords

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Administrative history

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.

Custodial history

Scope and content

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.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

The immediate source of acquisition is unknown.


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

The files are Secret and Confidential.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

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.

Associated materials

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.

Related materials


No further accruals are expected.

General note

Exercise Tartartan Task - The mission was to conduct ferry operations of 1 Air Division T-33 aircraft movements between the Wings and UK contractors.

General note

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.

General note

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.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres