RCAF STATION YORKTON
1 Jun 63 to 31 Dec 63
12 Jun 63
Visit by A/C AC Hull CStaffO and W/C N Thorpe SOPA ADCHQ.
13 Jun 63
DMCC began operation on a 24 hour per day basis.
19 Jun 63
Station visit by the Officers and Senior NCOs of the 53rd Field Regiment RCA. Visit by S/L Newbegin of GFADS re Mode II operation.
23 Jun 63
Radar Technicians received burns to hands from ash caused by the failure of an AN/FPS-507 magnetron.
25 Jun 63
Visit by W/C MacIver SORA (P) TCHQ re Chapel furnishings and dedication.
27 Jun 63
Operations successfully tracked an experimental high altitude balloon released from Neepawa, Man.
3 Jul 63
GATR testing completed by Western Electric Company. Began operation into GFADS.
10 Jul 63
F/L DJ McReynolds AFHQ and F/L LS Williams PA4-2 ADCHQ visited the Unit regarding recreation.
19 Jul 63
Air Force Day. Approximately 3000 persons attended during the afternoon. The Golden Hawks put on a display at Yorkton Airport. A crowd of 15,000 were in attendance.
7 Aug 63
Staff visit by F/L GRO Wonnacott PA2-5 ADCHQ.
9 Sep 63
Completion of a 20 foot extension to the Supply/MSE Building for the use of the Supply Section.
15 Sep 63
Battle of Britain Church Parade on the Unit.
22 Sep 63
Staff Inspection by F/L DJ Davis PA2-3 ADCHQ.
3 Oct 63
First PMQ Council elections held.
6-12 Oct 63
Fire Prevention Week.
14 Oct 63
Staff Inspection by S/L SW Steene AF2 ADCHQ and F/O FN Kempthorne.
15 Oct 63
Staff Inspection by F/O F Bulmer MSE4 ADCHQ. Official handover of FST-2. Unit became operational.
22 Oct 63
Dedication of Protestant Chapel. Officiants: W/C Rodger DRA(P), W/C Bracher SORA (P) ADCHQ, Reverend WE Shank and Cannon LR Hill.
29 Oct 63
Dedication of RC Chapel. Officiant: Bishop NJ Gallagher, accompanied by: G/C Davignon DRA(RC), W/C Poirier SORA(RC) ADCHQ and Reverend G Gunnip.
2 Dec 63
Heating room extension added to GATR Building.
6 Dec 63
Staff Inspection by F/L C Crosson SO Sup2-2 ADCHQ. Two members of the Saskatchewan Fire Commissioners Office in Regina put on a demonstration of every day fire hazards.
9 Dec 63
Staff Inspection by F/L LA Keading SOCE3-2 and F/O AF Haggart SOCFM2 ADCHQ.
20 Dec 63
Familiarization visit by G/C CL Olsson SPSO ADCHQ.