RCAF STATION BEAVERLODGE
1 Jun to 31 Dec 63
3 Jun 63
Station participated in Spokane Sector SSTM.
4 Jun 63
An intersection softball league was started and a station softball team was entered in the Wapiti league.
5 Jun 63
Station participated in a Bi-Region SSTM. Full Battle Staff was employed.
12 Jun 63
Station participated in a Spokane Sector SSTM.
15 Jun 63
Spokane Sector ceased operations and station began inputs to Seattle Sector. The new SAGE lines which were needed, were acquired by the end of June, however both routes encountered serious design deficiencies and were not accepted.
17 Jun 63
A first aid training course was conducted by the NBCW team from RCAF Station Namao during the week of Jun 17-21. A total of 83 Station personnel received training.
21 Jun 63
Students from La Glace School were given an official tour of the station.
22 Jun 63
49327A Captain RP Phillips, COpsO, was SOS on return to the USA. Installation of the UPX 14 was completed by CGE and officially accepted. It was not operationally accepted due to a power supply malfunction.
30 Jun 63
208019 F/L RW Chisholm TOS from RCAF Station Beausejour as COpsO.
1 Jul 63
140399 F/O DJ Robson AS/FtrC was TOS from RCAF Station Holberg. F/O EM Hare promoted to F/L (Substantive). F/O AL Nakashima promoted to F/L (Substantive).
4 Jul 63
Captain RJ Weber USAF was SOS on return to USA.
9 Jul and 10 Jul 63
Staff visit by Officers of SOGT branch, ADCHQ.
15 Jul 63
SAGE tie in date retarded to approximately 1 Oct due to noisy Data lines with Sector.
17 Jul 63
Modification of the FST-2 Air Conditioning was carried out and accepted by CE.
26 Jul 63
The station participated in a SAC/25NR "Big Blast" exercise. 6 B52’s were in area with F89J fighters under control. B52’s used ECM against interceptors.
1 Aug 63
Station participated in a 25 NORAD Region Line Exercise with full battle staff participation.
2 Aug 63
122631 F/L CA Smith AS/FtrC TOS on TD from RCAF Station Beausejour. 243614 F/O CL Trudeau AS/FtrC TOS on TD from RCAF Station Holberg.
5 Aug 63
Captain W Spencer USAF SOS on return to USA. 135648 F/O TP O’Neill AS/FtrC TOS on TD from RCAF Station Parent.
10 Aug 63
3056744 Captain JH Wakefield Jr. USAF SOS on return to USA.
15 Aug 63
27156A Captain LR Alfred USAF SOS on return to USA. The Recreation Council sponsored a children’s picnic. This event included a dependent’s tour of the Operations area.
24 Aug 63
Unit participated in the North West Air Show held at Grande Prairie Airport. Animated Radar displays were shown. The air show consisted of Mustang, C119, Tiger Moth and Kitty Hawk aircraft performing various manoeuvres.
2 Sep 63
Intersection flag football series was started.
5 Sep 63
Station softball team competed in the zone finals held at RCAF Station Namao. The team placed 4th.
16 Sep 63
The station was honoured by a visit from Brigadier General Grover C Brown USAF Commander SEADS and G/C RS Turnbull Deputy Commander SEADS, for an operations orientation and discussion.
18 Sep 63
Station participated in a SENS line exercise "Bear Down". Limited battle staff participated.
22 Sep to 25 Sep 63
ADC SOPA Staff visit to Station.
23 Sep 63
2F4123 Major JC MacDonald Dental Corp. from RCAF Station Namao arrived to give Station personnel dental treatment.
26 Sep 63
Station participated in a SAC/25NR "Big Blast Sierra/Right Cross 19" exercise. B52’s acted as targets however no fighters were assigned to the Squadron. VanCal began rectification of re-calibration of test equipment.
26 Sep and 27 Sep 63
ADC SOCE Staff visit to Station.
1 Oct 63
160290 F/L AF Woodcock AS/FtrC TOS on TD from RCAF Station Senneterre as COpsO. 163553 F/O DJ Godfrey AS/FtrC TOS on TD from RCAF Station Chibougamau. 243755 F/O WG Richards Air/P TOS on posting from RCAF Station Senneterre.
2 Oct 63
243614 F/O CL Trudeau AS/FtrC SOS on return to RCAF Station Holberg.
4 Oct 63
208019 F/L RW Chisholm AS/FtrC SOS on return to RCAF Station Beausejour. 2F4123 Major JC MacDonald Dental Corps SOS on return to RCAF Station Namao.
6 Oct and 7 Oct 63
ADC Staff visit SCESO branch ADCHQ to discuss BUIC and associated problems.
10 Oct 63
135871 F/O AJ Paterson AS/FtrC TOS on TD from RCAF Station Parent. Mixed station bowling league started.
11 Oct 63
Flag football zone finals held at RCAF Station Calgary were entered by station team.
15 Oct 63
Mr. J Graham TOS from RCAF Station Cold Lake to fill CPO position. WECO began peaking and testing for SAGE tie in and sub-systems tests. Since the RTQC was not firmly implemented at Seattle Sector, four PE’s had to be established. Intersection broomball league started. 14 Airmen wrote trade board examinations after a two week training course.
20 Oct 63
ADC SCESO SOCS Staff visit to discuss cable plants, telephone systems and communications system.
27 Oct to 29 Oct 63
ADC SOPA Recreation staff visit. ADC legal officers visit.
28 Oct to 31 Oct 63
NBCW team from RCAF Station Namao conducted a First Aid training course for 39 station personnel and decontamination procedures were given to 14 station personnel.
29 Oct 63
151978 F/O LA Forward Air/RN/RO TOS on transfer from RCAF Station Comox to fill DMCC position. 232344 F/L RG Gatton Air/RN/RO TOS on transfer from RCAF Station Winnipeg to fill SCOO position in DMCC. 242653 F/L AL Nakashima Air/RN/AI TOS on transfer from Station Winnipeg to fill DMCC position. 135585 F/O JW Terry promoted to F/L (Substantive).
30 Oct 63
Squadron participated in SAE/25NR line exercise with full battle staff.
1 Nov 63
Station took over Administrative and Accounting for Station Dawson Creek BC.
3 Nov 63
242653 F/L AL Nakashima appointed SGTO.
10 Nov 63
CGE installation of the OA2325 carried out.
11 Nov 63
Station participated in Remembrance Day parades at Grande Prairie and Beaverlodge.
11 Nov and 12 Nov 63
Staff visit ADC SOCE Branch.
12 Nov and 13 Nov 63
AVM MM Hendrick AOC ADC visit. Annual inspection and your was carried out. AVM Hendrick entertained by Officers and their wives.
15 Nov 63
AFHQ announced that the Station was now to be known as RCAF Station Beaverlodge vice RCAF Station Saskatoon Mountain.
17 Nov and 18 Nov 63
ADC SORA/RC staff visit.
17 Nov to 19 Nov 63
Public Relations branch ADC staff visit.
19 Nov 63
135579 F/O RC Caithness Air/RN/RO TOS on transfer to assume duties in DMCC.
25 Nov 63
Squadron participated in 25 NR "Right Cross" line exercise. 5 Faker tracks scheduled to penetrate sub sector. No fighters assigned to Squadron. Full battle staff was employed. A memorial service for the late president of the USA John F Kennedy was held in the Station Theatre.
3 Dec to 20 Dec 63
Ten Radar Ground CW technicians were given a Digital techniques course on the station.
10 Dec 63
135579 F/O RC Caithness promoted to F/L (Substantive). NORAD wide SSTM – Squadron was unable to participate due to a lack of input tapes.
14 Dec 63
135585 F/L JW Terry Air/RN/AI TOS on TD from RCAF Station Moisie to assume AS/FtrC duties.
16 Dec 63
135871 F/O AJ Patterson SOS on return to Station Parent. 160290 F/L AF Woodcock AS/FtrC relinguished duties as COpsO and SOS on return to RCAF Station Senneterre.
17 Dec 63
AOC SOSup and SOMSE staff visit.
19 Dec 63
Station participated in a SAC/25 NR line exercise with full battle staff employed.
20 Dec 63
135648 F/O TP O’Neill SOS on transfer to Station Kamloops. 163553 F/O DJ Godfrey SOS on return to Station Chibougamau.