CFD Mountain View

CFD Mountain View

CFD Mountain View

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Canadian Forces Detachment Mountain View, also CFD Mountain View is a Canadian Forces airfield located south of Belleville in Prince Edward County, Ontario. It is geographically close to CFB Trenton, which has administrative responsibility for the facilities.

History

The Mountain View aerodrome opened June 23, 1941 to host No. 6 Bombing and Gunnery School (6 B&GS), one of eleven bombing and gunnery schools that opened across Canada under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War. Aircraft used included the Anson, Battle, Lysander, Bolingbroke, and Nomad. The station was later designated RCAF Station Mountain View when No. 6 B&GS was renamed the Ground Instruction School and merged with the Air Armament School at RCAF Station Trenton.

The RCAF fire fighting school moved to Mountain View from Trenton in 1946, but later moved to RCAF Station Aylmer. Also in 1946, RCAF Station Mountain View became a detachment of RCAF Station Trenton.

Operations

The main use of CFB Trenton Mountain View Detachment is the storage and overhaul of older aircraft. This facility belongs to the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron (ATESS) based at Trenton. In September 2000, 8 Wing Trenton opened the Canadian Parachute Centre's (now the Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre) drop zone at Mountain View. The Mountain View facility is also used by Central Region Gliding School...
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