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ROYAL AIR FORCE, BRITISH COMMONWEALTH TRAINING STATION NO. 33 collection
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CA CPA 1988.23, 1991.37, 1992.132, 1993.09, 1993.46, 1995.64, 1997.04
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-1991, predominant -1945 (Creation)
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1 cm of textual records. â 7 photographs.
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The British Commonwealth Training Station No. 33 of the Royal Air Force was founded in 1940 to train military personnel for World War II. It disbanded in circa 1945. Its motto was "Unity is Strength". It published a regular newsletter entitled the "RAF Rag". The local musical troupe was the "Rip Chords". Further information is unknown.
Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1988 by the Carberry Plains Museum, in 1991 by Hugh Halliday of Orleans, Ontario, in 1992 by Audrey Harburn of Carberry, Manitoba, in 1993 by the National Archives of Canada as well as persons unknown, in 1997 by Kenneth Hollands of The Mead, Boxhill, East Sussex, England, and in 2005 by Muriel McPhail of Carberry.
Scope and content
Collection consists of the RAF Rag newspapers, correspondence regarding local training casualties, the daily diary kept by the Commanding officer of the station, copies of the station magazine "Gen" dated August to December 1942 and February to April 1943, a copy of the Wartime Souvenir booklet about Carberry, newspaper clippings relating to the station, personnel lists and casualty records. Black and white photographs show buildings, layout of runways, airplanes, also one photograph of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets #262 Carberry Squadron.
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Original order was changed during archival processing.
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Location of originals
Original photograph for 1993.09 is with the Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg.
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Two microfilms show records in the National Archives of Canada holdings.
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There are no restrictions on access to these records.
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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright restrictions.
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Related material: See John Crich fonds.
Associated material: National Archives of Canada.
Additional materials are expected.
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