Yorkton, SK

1984 Historical Report National Archives of Canada


1325-1 (CO)
4 April 1985

Historical Report
Canadian Forces Station Yorkton
1 Jan 84 to 31 Dec 84

Canadian Forces Station Yorkton UIC 2394
Canadian Forces Organization Order 2.56 - 19 Oct 79

  1. The station was involved in NORAD exercises of various kinds during the last year. These exercises provided training in the usual automated and autonomous operations and in a number of cases, also provided training and practice for the Unit Battle Staff and Base Defence Force. The Station Emergency Defence Plan was also exercised with no shortfalls encountered.
  2. Performance Analysis through Continuous Evaluation (PACE) and equipment availability results were very satisfactory which confirms the excellent quality of maintenance performed on Station Communications Electronic Equipment.
  3. Major monthly activities are as follows:

January 1984

Senior NCOs Supervisors Seminar was held at CFS Yorkton from 9 to 13 January 1984.

A meeting was held with SASKTEL representatives 30 January 1984 to discuss any problems the station has with SASKTELs service and equipment.

The FPS-107 School conducted a course 18 January to 6 March 1984. A total of 6 personnel were qualified, three from CFS Yorkton.

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

LIVE

30 Jan 1984

ECM DEMO YOGI 14 FALCON

SIMULATED

17 Jan 1984

Fabric Mute 84-01

 

30 Jan to

28 Feb 1984

Bold Step

February 1984

Four Emergency First Aid Courses were conducted on the station during 6 to 9 February 1984. A total of 38 personnel were qualified.

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

LIVE

1 Feb 1984

Manual tell to ROCC manual inputs

 

3 Feb 1984

ECM DEMO YOGI 14 FALCON

 

6 Feb 1984

ECM DEMO YOGI 11 & 17 FALCONS

 

10 Feb 1984

ECM DEMO YOGI 11 & 17 FALCONS

 

21 Feb 1984

ECM DEMO YOGI 03 FALCON

 

23-24 Feb 1984

CW/NW BRAVE 84-2

 

24 Feb 1984

ECM DEMO YOGI 03

SIMULATED

20 Feb 1984

Fabric Libel 84-5

 

22 Feb 1984

Fabric Libel 84-200

 

27 Feb 1984

Fabric Libel 84-6

Funeral Parade for Master Seaman Crose at Roblin, Manitoba on 20 February 1984.

March 1984

Winter Carnival held from 1-3 March 1984.

The Yorkton Adult Education Course toured DMCC 9 March 1984.

An Air Cadet Sports Weekend was held at the station 18-18 March 1984. A total of 13 Squadrons participated throughout the two day event.

The Kamsack Air Cadet Squadron toured DMCC 24 March 1984.

Construction and Engineering Staff Visit was conducted by the PACE Shop 27-29 March 1984. Captain Brontmeyer and WO Chambers represented the PACE Program.

RCAF Anniversary of 60 years held on the station. A Mess Dinner was held 30 March 1984.

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

SIMULATED

19 Mar 1984

Fabric Libel 84-7

 

26 Mar 1984

Fabric Libel 84-8

The following projects that have been completed or are in progress during the period 1 January 1984 to 31 March 1984:

  1. Replace #3 boiler CHP - Boiler has passed the test on gas and oil;
  2. Replace metal siding on CE and MSE Buildings - Completed;
  3. Install Fire Detection System in Rec. Centre - Completed;
  4. Renovate washrooms SQs - 90%;
  5. Modify Battery Shop MSE - 95%;
  6. Upgrade Dining Area Combined Mess - Completed;
  7. Provide CATV for MQs - Pending;
  8. Install new windows 60 MQs - 90%; and
  9. Provide two metal storage buildings for MPs and a change room for ice rink building for change room has been completed.

April 1984

The FPS-107 conducted major maintenance procedures by changing klystrons from 10 April 1984 to 22 September 1984.

RCAF Birthday and Raising of Air Command Flag on 1 April 1984

Visit by Colonel Gaines and Captain Locke from 9-10 April 1984.

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

LIVE

8 Apr 1984

Amalgam Chief

 

9 Apr 1984

AO with 5 FIS

 

10 Apr 1984

AO with 5 FIS

 

30 Apr 1984

White Spruce 84-1

SIMULATED

8 Apr 1984

Global Shield 84-1

May 1984

Command Chaplain visit from 21-23 May 1984.

A new antenna and antenna mast for the MP radio net and pocket pager system was installed in May 1984.

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

LIVE

1 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII B52

 

2 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Hair 65 4 B52s

 

3 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Fuse 65, 66, 67 3 B52s

 

3 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Demo 2 Zesty 65 B52s

 

8 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII B52

 

8 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Demo 2 Jagel 65, 66, 67 3 B52s

 

8 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Demo 3 Heir 65, 66, 67 3 B52s

 

10 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Jagged 65 1 B52

 

14 May 1984

ECM Demo Yogi 01 CC117

 

15 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII B52

 

16 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Jaget 65, 66, 67 3 B52s

 

17 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Zesty 65, 66, 67 3 B52s

 

22 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Jaget 65, 66, 67 3 B52s

 

23 May 1984

Felix Keynote AO with 5 FIS

 

24 May 1984

Felix Keynote AO with 5 FIS

 

24 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Jaget 65, 66, 2 B52s

 

24 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Demo 2 B52

 

24 May 1984

Maple Flag XIII Demo 3 B52

SIMULATED

14 May 1984

Fabric Libel 84-10 Formats

 

22 May 1984

Fabric Libel Formats

June 1984

Farewell dinner for CWO Labrecque on 3 June 1984.

Farewell Dinner for Major Philip on 7 June 1984.

Farewell Dinner for WO James and Sgt. Travalia on 16 June 1984.

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

LIVE

25 Jun 1984

ECM Demo Yogi 01 CC117

The following projects have been completed or are in progress during the period 1 April 1984 to 30 June 1984:

  1. Renovate washrooms - SQs - Completed;
  2. Modify Battery Shop - MSE - Completed;
  3. Provide CATV for MQs - waiting approval from NDHQ;
  4. Install new windows MQs - Completed;
  5. Install Thermostatic Control Valves in HQs - 75% - Completed;
  6. Addition to Snack Bar - Pending;
  7. Replace Roof - SQs - project funded by Air Command, ECD October 1984;
  8. Setback Thermostats installed in MQs - Completed;
  9. Install Monitoring Alarm in Armory - ECD - 30 July; and
  10. Three new flag poles installed c/w concrete flower garden - Completed.

July 1984

Cadet Flying School 30 June to 9 August 1984.

CE completed fence for Supply Scrap Compound on 9 July 1984.

Captain Switzer SLogO takes over from Captain McCann on 16 July 1984.

Station Golf Tournament on 27 July 1984.

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

LIVE

12 Jul 1984

AO with 5 FIS

SIMULATED

16 Jul 1984

Fabric Libel 84-13 1.35 hours

 

23 Jul 1984

Fabric Libel 84-14 1.05 hours

 

30 Jul 1984

Fabric Libel 84-15 1.45 hours

August 1984

Change of Command Parade Major Philip handing over to Major Main on 3 August 1984.

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

LIVE

7 Aug 1984

ECM Demo 1 B52

 

20 Aug 1984

ECM Demo EC117 - Yogi 15

 

21-23 Aug 1984

Amalgam Chief 84-3

SIMULATED

6 Aug 1984

Fabric Libel 84-16 2.00 hours

 

9 Aug1984

Fabric Libel 84-16 0.40 hours

 

13 Aug 1984

Fabric Libel 84-17 0.80 hours

 

15 Aug 1984

In House Command Post 0.35 hours

 

20 Aug 1984

Fabric Mute 84-503 2.30 hours Format Trg.

 

27 Aug 1984

Fabric Mute 84-504 5.24 hours Format Trg.

NPF Technical Audit conducted by CFB Moose Jaw

September 1984

Station Meet and Greet Picnic was held on 7 September 1984.

The Operational Exercises conducted at CFS Yorkton were:

LIVE

11-13 Sep 1984

CW Fabric Brave 84-1

 

20 Sep 1984

Maple Flag XIV ECM Demo Feud 37

 

20 Sep 1984

Maple Flag XIV ECM Demo Gist 35

 

25 Sep 1984

Maple Flag XIV ECM Demo Meuse 35, 36, 37

 

27 Sep 1984

Maple Flag XIV ECM KIRSA 35, 36

SIMULATED

5 Sep 1984

Fabric Mute 84-601 4.35 hours Format Trg.

 

17 Sep 1984

Fabric Mute 84-18 1.45 hours Format Trg.

 

19 Sep 1984

Fabric Mute 84-602 1.45 hours Format Trg.

 

24 Sep 1984

Fabric Mute 84-20 2.00 hours Format Trg.

MCpl. Dore was accepted for the UTPM Program and will commence his studies at Royal Roads Military College in September 1984

October 1984

On 19 Oct 1984 a modification was completed changing our height equipment from an FPS-507 to an FPS-6X.

A team headed by Major Tremblay arrived from FGHQ on 1 October 1984 to conduct a Technical Evaluation of equipment and maintenance procedures. The overall results were excellent with only a few minor deficiencies noted.

November 1984

Retirement Mess Dinner for Sgt. Bannerman on 7 November 1984.

CWO Seminar on 9 November 1984.

73 Comm Group visit on 21-22 November 1984.

NPF Technical Audit by CFB Moose Jaw.

December 1984

Air Command Inspection by Captain K Forster and MWO H Meister.

The Operational Exercise conducted at CFS Yorkton was:

SIMULATED

4-7 Dec 1984

Vigilant Overview

Funeral Parade held in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on 19 December 1984 for Officer Cadet Holwin.

Junior Ranks Christmas Dinner held on 12 December 1984.

CFS Yorkton Personnel as of 31 December 1984

Officers

Appointment

Major Main JP

Commanding Officer

Captain Zenert GL

Chief Administration Officer

Captain Borm RP

Chief Ground Environment Officer

Captain Switzer RL

Station Logistics Officer

Captain Cook AR

Station Construction Engineering Officer

Captain Shields JC

Station Comptroller

Captain Fournier JM

Ground Environment Operations Officer

Lieutenant Carney W

Station Systems Testing Officer

Other Ranks

CWO

1

MWO

1

WOS

3

Sgt.s

21

Other Ranks

84