RCAF Station Yorkton, SK
1 Jan 66 to 31 Dec 66
1 Jan 66
New Year’s Levee held in Officers Mess. Mayor Fitchner and Lt. Colonel Powel 53rd Field Regiment in attendance as well as representatives of Yorkton Service Clubs. F/O Noble and F/O Adams promoted to F/L.
11 Jan 66
Lt. Colonel Brady and Major Milane of Army HQ, Regina, visited. Colonel Brady is the area Militia Commander.
15 Jan 66
A supply briefing for all RCAC Squadrons for which this unit is responsible was held. Squadron Officers and their wives spent the afternoon in briefings and unit touring. Dinner in the Mess and a social evening completed the day.
17 Jan 66
Quality Control Section organized under F/O Black.
21 Jan 66
Officially notified that this unit for the second consecutive year had won second place in the NFPA Fire Prevention contest.
24 Jan 66
CAE contractor at GATR to repair FRT-49 antenna.
31 Jan 66
F/L Boulding proceeded on TD to Centralia for eight week Telecom Officer’s Course.
1 Feb 66
A/V/M Lister, AOC ADC, visited with Mrs. Lister, along with W/C Pudney, SOAF; S/L MacCauley, OPC; F/L Flynn, AOC/EA. The party arrived at Yorkton airport 1400 hours. After briefing all personnel in the Recreation Hall then met the Officers, Senior NCOs and their wives.
3 Feb 66
In conjunction with Operations exercise TOP RUNG XI called out the Security Force. Good turn-out of personnel.
10 Feb 66
Security Force call out at 0500 fade out at 1300 hours. Very few bugs in this call-out.
14 Feb 66
Commencement of Winter Carnival.
15 Feb 66
Lts. Frakers and Morrison, Fortuna AFB on familiarization visit.
18 Feb 66
Captain Phillip and Lt. McLeod, Fortuna AFB on familiarization visit.
19 Feb 66
Winter Carnival wind-up dance.
21 Feb 66
F/L Smith ADC HQ visited.
24 Feb 66
F/L Sloughter Station Moose Jaw visited.
25 Feb 66
S/L Williams, CGEO Station Alsask visited to discuss Standards Section Establishment.
2 Mar 66
F/L Sadlier Station Moose Jaw visited.
7 Mar 66
F/L Sabey ADC SOOrgm Staff visit.
9 Mar 66
Lt. Percival RNC from RU Regina visited and spoke to interested persons on service careers.
10 Mar 66
Department of Health administered oral polio vaccine to pre-school children.
14 Mar 66
S/L Swainson D/JAG TCHQ Winnipeg visited. S/L Lineham CGEO and F/L Noble attended ECCMO Conference at Harve AFB Montana.
24 Mar 66
W/C Olsen ADCHQ visit for Telecom discussions. S/L Miller ADC recreation staff visit.
29 Mar 66
Alert warning siren installed at Fire Hall.
31 Mar 66
Operation "Big Blast". Nuclear and Ground Defence initiated.
4 Apr 66
F/L Boulding returned from course in Centralia.
11 Apr 66
Bird-Archer Rep inspected #2 Boiler in CHPP and #2 Boiler in Tech Annex.
13 Apr 66
Unit visited by "Hi-Y" teenage group from Regina.
15 Apr 66
Immunization parade (TABT and vaccinations). 143 service personnel, 43 dependants.
18 Apr 66
CADIN inventory check done by Mr. Wiggness USAF representative.
20 Apr 66
G/C Diggle, STSO ADC, staff visit and presentation of second place award to Fire Fighters.
29 Apr 66
F/L Clark-Marlow departed on posting to Winnipeg. Retirement dinner held for WO2 MO Hill on reaching CRA.
2 May 66
Visit by Kamsack Air Cadet Squadron.
4 May 66
Exercise "Ute Echo".
5 May 66
F/O Thorne SGTO, F/L Burgess APC, F/L Sullivan OPC, ADC staff visit.
7 May 66
F/L Clark-Marlow SOS.
11 May 66
Cal Van in for check.
14 May 66
Visit by Foam Lake Air Cadets.
15 May 66
F/L Rodgers visiting from Gypsumville.
16 May 66
Press and radio tour of unit in preparation for Armed Forces Day.
17 May 66
Cpls. GSK QE’s held (9 candidates)
25 May 66
F/L Monahan CFHQ, Mr. Greenwood (CGE) in for engineering study of FPS-7. Group 4 TE’s held. Visit by DND School children.
29 May 66
FPS-7 Course candidates reported in.
30 May 66
Commenced FPS-7 Course.
31 May 66
Radio Station CJGX staff on visit.
7 Jun 66
Lt. Colonel Anglin and Captain O’Brien RCDC - staff visit.
8 Jun 66
F/O Blasko SCEO Gypsumville visited.
11 Jun 66
Armed Forces Day. Despite poor weather approximately 1200 people toured the unit. The 53rd Field Regiment, Air Cadets and Sea Cadets all participated.
12 Jun 66
Decoration Day - Legion.
20 Jun 66
High and Low water audible alarms installed on all boilers.
23 Jun 66
S/L Mould ADC Chaplain (P) on staff visit.
7 Jul 66
CHPP completed air intake louvre modification to prevent icing on #2 unit.
11 Jul 66
13 Jul 66
Sidewalks installed in Operations and Administration areas.
14 Jul 66
A/C Cox Deputy Commander visited.
15 Jul 66
F/L Boulding SOS. F/L Dunn TOS.
28 Jul 66
0400 hours full alert.
1 Aug 66
F/L Leach SOS.
11 Aug 66
S/L Riley, Regional Matron inspection.
15 Aug 66
S/L Forbes, FSVO ADC inspection.
22 Aug 66
F/O Abbott TOS.
23 Aug 66
Steam distribution from CHPP shut-off to facilitate repair of steam manholes.
29 Aug 66
Completed installation of automatic fire alarm units in PMQs. F/L Cater-Edwards SOS.
6 Sep 66
Repainting exterior of all buildings in Operations, GATR and interior painting of MSE Section completed. F/O Pittoello, F/O Zadow, MATCOM visited.
9 Sep 66
Station roads resurfaced by contract.
18 Sep 66
Battle of Britain Parade on unit. Representatives of the RCAF(A) participated.
23 Sep 66
Steam distribution restored to Mess Hall, CE, MSE and Rec. Hall.
27 Sep 66
W/C Ronberg ADC SONT staff visit.
28 Sep 66
Transferred out - All station wagons (2), B-5 panel truck (1), A-35 bus 40 passenger (1). Transferred in - All station wagons (2), B-15 econoline truck (1) A-35 bus 40 passenger (1).
9-13 Oct 66
Fire Prevention week.
13 Oct 66
Public Health Nurse gave measles immunization to dependants.
15 Oct 66
F/O Sanderson, ADC SOPA M&I & Admin inspection. Patio fence erected at Airmen’s Club.
16 Oct 66
S/L 28 NORAD visit.
18 Oct 66
Colonel Lewis, G/C Black and Commanders from Fortuna and Havre AFB.
25 Oct 66
Colonel Smidlin RCEO Winnipeg.
26 Oct 66
Prairie Medical Region Hygiene inspection.
1 Nov 66
F/L Kelly Command Chaplain (RC) visisted.
7 Nov 66
F/L Farrer 733 Comm Squadron Winnipeg visited.
8 Nov 66
F/O Smith CFB Winnipeg visited.
11 Nov 66
Parade Remembrance Day.
15 Nov 66
Repairing of steam manholes completed.
20 Nov 66
Complete power failure - GATR circuit breaker tripped (overload) and tripped engine circuit breaker.
22 Nov 66
Outdoor skating rink completed.
27 Nov 66
Parade Scattering of the Ashes.
1 Dec 66
Kamsack and Yorkton Armouries taken over for maintenance and civilian personnel (cleaners).
8 Dec 66
S/L Mould Command Chaplain (P) visited.
19 Dec 66
F/O Roberts SAO Gypsumville visited.