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    Hi,
    There are actually 403 reels for Civil Aircraft registration 1920-1986
    http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...c_mikan_133868

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    Wow! Thanks for that Alan. There will be bits and pieces of RCAF history sprinkled through these reels. Can I ask how you found them? I'm not having much luck searching the Heritage web site.

    (added in edit) Some quick spot checking suggests not all 403 reels actually cover aviation. For example, T-7317 is correspondence of the Department of Immigration (under several department names) covering at least 1896 to 1923!
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    Hi Bill,
    I searched heritage canadiana for "civil aircraft registration" and at the top of the list was the Department of transport list of 403 reels for Civil Aircraft Registration. The contents relating to any accidents seem good, for example, the detail around the loss of PBY CF-EPX in Scotland filled in a lot of blanks. It doesn't surprise me that the search brings in other reels as I found some Luftwaffe documents in an obscure place while looking for a Canadian Army unit in Scotland.
    For those who can read German:
    T-2415 Generalstab der Luftwaffe
    T-2416 Generalstab der Luftwaffe
    T-2417 Luftgaukommando Tunis
    T-2418 Luftwaffe Tripoli
    T-2419 Preliminary studies for the Air War History, Issue 8. Reich Air Defense
    T-2420 High Command of the Airforce- files relating to Salerno Invasion.
    T-2421 Airborne Troops, Aircraft Permitted into Germany, Fuhrer's Orders on Me.262and Ar.354. Request to Fuhrer for Aircraft Allocation
    T-2422 Luftwaffe Chief of Air Staff Documents
    T-2423 War history of the 1st Fighter Corps from 14th Sept 1943 to 24 Oct 1943
    T-2424 War history of the 1st Fighter Corps from 25 Oct 1943 to 21 Jan 1944
    T-3973 Greenland & Iceland-setting up airfields

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    Alan

    Out of interest what file did you find CF-EPX in ???

    I hope for an idea what files I should be looking around

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    I'm still looking for a pattern, but I think in some files it is simply alphabetic. Keep in mind that you could ask for a specific registration from the earliest days of the CF series, so alphabetic order does NOT mean chronological order. For example, here are my random findings:

    T-1883 to T-1886: drawings and other technical data, starting at CF-AAL
    T-7244: C of A record and correspondence, starting at C-FATR
    T-7256: C of A records and correspondence, CF-HBY to CF-GAM, also found CF-EVY here
    T-7317: Department of Immigration records!
    T-11734: C of A records and correspondence, CF-UAS to CF-XSA

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    Hi Bill & Paul,
    I used this as a rough guide:
    http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_a...,189580,180343

    It looks like the registrations are organised alphabetically on each reel and the reels organised by Region of registration.

    Paul,
    Stearman CF-AMC is here:
    http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...29/721?r=0&s=3
    Report by Pilot and newspaper clippings of the Accident start at image 760
    Vedette CF-SAE file:
    http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...12/587?r=0&s=3
    You may have to refer to earlier images as the documets for Veddettes CF-SAA to CF-SAE are mixed in together.

    Hope this helps,
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    Alan

    Thanks I looked quickly at CF-AMC and it contains a Pilot report of his bale-out.. Exactly what I was hoping it would contain.. I appreciate you finding the records for me I really appreciate it

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    Updated the spreadsheet, link remains the same. It appears you cannot access the "civil registrations" tab in a browser, you will have to view the file in Excel or Excel Online. I'vs just started going through the civil files, they contain information on aircraft owned or leased by the Canadian military, and on the fates of ex-military aircraft.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5sxry9e0yn...1_06.xlsx?dl=0

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    Bill

    Thanks for this update - will prove very useful

    Paul

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    Trying to update the file, but it appears the old link won't access the new file. can anybody else access it using the old link?

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