Beech 18 Expeditor
in Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service


Key Facts

Total Delivered: 5
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1946
Retirement: 1973
Main Role: ?
Origin: USA/RCAF


Two Beech Model D18S obtained in 1946, followed by three more later. CF-MPI was primarily used for the transportation of personnel and supplies in northern Alberta and in the Northwest Territories (NWT), but also saw service in search and rescue work, anti-smuggling roles, and mercy flights. The type was retired in 1973 when it was replaced by the Twin Otter. CF-MPI was acquired by Orville Rowland of Okotoks, who donated it to the Nanton Lancaster Society in 1998. These first two aircraft had two 0.50-in Browning machine-guns mounted in the nose.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CF-MPH A-141   1946 wfu 1971, preserved RCMP Centennial Museum, Regina, Sask.
CF-MPI A-142   1946 wfu Feb 1973, 1998 to Nanton Lancaster Society museum
CF-MPA 5848   1960 w/o 26 Feb 1967 in hangar fire at Edmonton
CF-MPB 5964   1960 ex RCAF, scrapped 1968
CF-MPC A799   1960 ex RCAF, scrapped 1970


None at present.

More Information


  • Beech Aircraft and their Predecessors (Putnam) p.81
  • Expeditor

Other Sources

To be added.

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