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Hand, Stanley Fred (Captain)

Killed in Flying Accident 1965-10-06

Male Head

Birth Date: 1934-08-12 (age 31)

Born: Saint-Boniface, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Son of John and Dorothy (née Holland) Hand of St. Boniface, Manitoba [mother born in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan);

husband of Marie Jeannette Lorette (née Bourrier) Hand and father of Sharon and Janice Hand of Rivers, Manitoba; brother of Roberta and Douglas.

Home: Saint-Boniface, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Enlistment: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Enlistment Date: 1952-09-22

 CJATC- Combined Joint Air Training Centre
RCAF Station Rivers Manitoba
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
Service Numbers

Boeing CH-113 Labrador (RCAF)/Voyageur (Army)

Source: Harold A Skaarup Web Page (DND Photo via Francois Dutil)
Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador (Serial No. 11302), in formation.

The Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador was the RCAF Search and rescue version of the American Model 107-II-9 (CH-46) Sea Knight helicopter. The CH-113A Voyageur was the Canadian Army Assault and utility transport version of the Model 107-II-28 helicopter, later converted to CH-113A Labrador.

The RCAF procured six CH-113 Labrador helicopters for the SAR role and the Canadian Army acquired 12 of the similar CH-113A Voyageur for the medium-lift transport role. The RCAF Labradors were delivered first with the first one entering service on 11 October 1963. When the larger CH-147 Chinook was procured by the Canadian Forces in the mid-1970s, the Voyageur fleet was converted to Labrador specifications to undertake SAR missions. The refurbished Voyageurs were re-designated as CH-113A Labradors, with a total of 15 Labradors ultimately in service.

The Labrador was fitted with a watertight hull for marine landings, a 5,000 kilogram cargo hook and an external rescue hoist mounted over the right front door. It featured a 1,110 kilometer flying range, emergency medical equipment and an 18-person passenger capacity. By the 1990s, heavy use and hostile weather conditions had taken their toll on the Labrador fleet, resulting in increasing maintenance costs and the need for prompt replacement. In 1981, a mid-life upgrade of the fleet was carried out by Boeing Canada in Arnprior, Ontario. Known as the SAR-CUP (Search and Rescue Capability Upgrade Program), the refit scheme included new instrumentation, a nose-mounted weather radar, a tail-mounted auxiliary power unit, a new high-speed rescue hoist mounted over the side door and front-mounted searchlights. A total of six CH-113s and five CH-113As were upgraded with the last delivered in 1984. The last CH-113 was retired in 2004. Harold A Skaarup Web Page

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight

YouTube YouTube Labrador Helicopter Boeing Vertol SAR Search and Rescue Demo 1995

General Helis Web Page

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (16), Canadian Aircraft Losses (4)
last update: 2021-10-30 20:13:49

Labrador/Voyageur CH-113A 10417

No. 1 Transport Helicopter Platoon, RCASC, based at CJATC, Rivers, Man. Lost control during boost-off training, largely destroyed by post impact fire. One fatality, Capt. S.F. Hand. First Voyageur / Labrador crash, and first fatality. Training procedures revised after this crash.

RCAF Roundel Accident Report

1965-03-01 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1965-12-21 Struck off Strength Struck off, after Category A crash on 27 September 1965, near CJATC. See Comments. 2019-08-20

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