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Wilde, Richard Nelson (Aircraftman 1st Class)

Drowned 1941-07-08

Birth Date: 1922-01-25 (age 19)

Son of Harry Milton Wilde and Mabel Lillian Wilde of Richmound.

Home: Richmound, Saskatchewan

2 SFTS- Service Flying Training School
Uplands, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Aircraftman 1st Class
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
aero engine mechanic
Service Numbers

Death by accidental drowning in the Rideau River, near Uplands. At the time of the incident him and his companions were canoeing when the canoe capsized and he was lost. His body was recovered the next day.

LAC1 Wilde was BROTHER to FS Charles Garnett Wilde (RCAF) killed 1942-07-03 in 420 Sqn Hampden aircraft P 5332 over Holland

Canada Primary Source School Daily Diary Entry – 1941-07-08

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

2 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (2 Service Flying Training School)

Graduates of the EFTS "learn-to-fly" program went on a Service Flying Training School (SFTS) for 16 weeks. For the first 8 weeks the trainee was part of an intermediate training squadron; for the next 6 weeks an advanced training squadron and for the final 2 weeks training was conducted at a Bombing & Gunnery School. The Service schools were military establishments run by the RCAF or the RAF.

There were two different types of Service Flying Training Schools. Trainees in the fighter pilot stream went to an SFTS like No. 14 Aylmer, where they trained in the North American Harvard or North American Yale. Trainees in the bomber, coastal or transport pilot stream went to an SFTS like No. 5 Brantford where they learned multi-engine technique in an Airspeed Oxford, Avro Anson or Cessna Crane.

RCAF Station Uplands now the site of Ottawa International Airport CYOW.

Instructors NO2 SFTS

For More Information on RCAF Station Uplands See here

  • RCAF Roundel - RCAF Station Uplands Ottawa Ontario

  • RCAF Roundel - Relief Landing Field Carp Ontario

  • RCAF Roundel - Relief Landing Field Edwards Ontario

  • Museum Vintage Wings - Inside Uplands

  • General 2 SFTS Uplands History

  • 1940-01-01 Primary Location Uplands ON Canada Present site of Macdonald Cartier Airport Ottawa CYOW
    1940-01-01 Relief Field Edwards, ON Canada Abandoned grass runways returned to agriculture.
    1940-01-01 Relief Field Carp, ON Canada Currently the site of Carp Airport CYRP

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