Quonset - RCAF Station Picton, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 43° 59.533 W 077° 08.708
18T E 327991 N 4873245
Quick Description: Quonset hut used as storage on an abandoned WWII RCAF Station near Picton, ON
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 11/25/2012 11:37:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMFT1Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
This is one of several quonset huts still in existence at this old WWII air base for the RCAF.

The hut has been kept in use since the base was shuttered in 1970. It currently serves as a glider storage facility for the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Summer Glider Training Schools.

Despite its rough exterior, it is still dry and serviceable inside. In fact of the 200 plus bases built in Canada during WWII specifically for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BACTP), Picton is the only one still preserved. A local holding company, Loch Sloy Holdings, bought the site and is slowly restoring all still useable buildings and renting them to various users. This includes this, and the other remaining quonsets (time and treachery have taken their toll on some of the buildings).
Additions:
Air vents on roof.


Hut Type: Stran-Steel Quonset Hut

Year of fabrication (if known): 1943

Is the Quonset Hut currently in use?: Yes

Physical Address:
Route 22
Picton, ON CA


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