CFB Picton

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Canadian Forces Base Picton (CFB Picton) was a military installation located in Picton, Ontario.wikipedia
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Picton, Ontario

Picton
Canadian Forces Base Picton (CFB Picton) was a military installation located in Picton, Ontario.
In 1966, it was renamed Canadian Forces Base Picton, but this proved short-lived: in 1969, the base was closed down and sold as part of the consolidation and downsizing of the Canadian military.

Picton Airport

Today, the site functions as the Picton Airport.
The airport was known as CFB Picton.

World War II

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The base was active from the Second World War to 1969 and served the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army.

Royal Air Force

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The base was active from the Second World War to 1969 and served the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army.

Royal Canadian Air Force

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The base was active from the Second World War to 1969 and served the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army.

Canadian Army

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The base was active from the Second World War to 1969 and served the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army.

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

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The base at Picton originated as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

Avro Anson

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Aircraft flown at the base included the Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke and Westland Lysander.

Fairey Battle

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Aircraft flown at the base included the Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke and Westland Lysander.

Bristol Bolingbroke

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Aircraft flown at the base included the Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke and Westland Lysander.

Westland Lysander

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Aircraft flown at the base included the Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke and Westland Lysander.

MGR-1 Honest John

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Both units were transferred; the 1st went to Europe in December 1961 to be equipped with Honest John rockets and the 2nd was transferred to Camp Shilo in 1962.

CFB Shilo

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Both units were transferred; the 1st went to Europe in December 1961 to be equipped with Honest John rockets and the 2nd was transferred to Camp Shilo in 1962.

The Canadian Guards

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The 1st Battalion of the Canadian Guards then transferred to Camp Picton from their previous base in Germany.

Royal Canadian Navy

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With the unification of the Army, RCAF and Royal Canadian Navy to create the Canadian Forces, Camp Picton was renamed Canadian Forces Base Picton. However, reductions in the Canadian military meant that the base was no longer required and CFB Picton was closed in September 1969.

Canadian Armed Forces

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With the unification of the Army, RCAF and Royal Canadian Navy to create the Canadian Forces, Camp Picton was renamed Canadian Forces Base Picton. However, reductions in the Canadian military meant that the base was no longer required and CFB Picton was closed in September 1969.

Prince Edward County, Ontario

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The Bombing & Gunnery School and Artillery School also operated a number of ranges in other parts of Prince Edward County.

Cherry Valley, Prince Edward County, Ontario

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The Point Petre and South Bay Training Areas were located in the southeast corner of the county near Cherry Valley.

Velvet Glove

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Sections of the site were also used for test firing of the Velvet Glove air-to-air missile.

Mortar (weapon)

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The South Bay Training Area was used for mortar, recoilless rifle and anti-tank rocket training.

Recoilless rifle

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The South Bay Training Area was used for mortar, recoilless rifle and anti-tank rocket training.

Anti-tank warfare

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The South Bay Training Area was used for mortar, recoilless rifle and anti-tank rocket training.

CFB Trenton

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This unit operated until January 1946 when its functions were absorbed by a unit at RCAF Station Trenton.