Grumman G-21A Goose
in Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service

 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 1
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1946
Retirement: 1994
Main Role: ?
Origin: RCAF

History

One Goose obtained in 1946 from the RCAF. Retired in January 1994 after serving in continuous public use longer than any other Canadian aircraft. The Goose saw service in the Maritimes, Ottawa, Calgary and the Northwest Territories before starting a four decade stint on the west coast where it was stationed at Pat Bay (now Victoria International Airport) on Vancouver Island (1952 to 1976) and Prince Rupert (1976 to 1994). CF-MPG took part in surveillance, drug busts, rescues, dignitary escorts and airshows besides hers normal duties of ferrying RCMP Members, prisoners, supplies and equipment to various remote settlements. It was subsequently acquired by the Canadian Aviation Museum and put on display.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CF-MPG B.77* C-FBFS March 1946 Bu No.37824 RCAF 391, later C-FMPG. to National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, 1994.

* also reported as 37824.

Pictures


Goose CF-MPG (photo, 1000 Aircraft Photos)


CF-MPG at the Canada Aviation Museum
(photo, John R. Davies, Ottawa)

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