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The tough metal DHC2 Beaver was designed from the outset with input from the OPAS. It was big, rugged and versatile enough to enable it to take over a wide variety of tasks. It also enabled the Air Service to take on new duties such as the policing of winter traplines.

The addition of 15 aircraft to the initial 12 ordered, made the Beaver the most numerous aircraft used by the Air Service.

49 aircraft in Air Branch service...

registration year
acquired
year
disposed
comments
CF-OCF 1948 1950 crashed in Temagami
CF-OCE 1948 1950 crashed in Temagami
CF-OBT 1948 1959 sold
CF-OBU 1948 1961  
CF-OBV 1948 1961 sold
CF-OBW 1948 1962 sold
CF-OBX 1948 1962 sold
CF-OBZ 1948 1964 sold
CF-OBY 1948 1964 sold
CF-OCC 1948 1965 sold
CF-OCA 1948 1966 sold
CF-OCD 1948 1966 sold
CF-OCB 1948 1966 sold
CF-OCG 1948 1967 sold
CF-OCH 1948 1968 sold
CF-OBS 1948 ---- now in CBHC museum
CF-OCM 1949 1951 crashed in Geraldton
CF-OCI 1949 1952 crashed in Dryden
CF-OCR 1949 1954 crashed in Ear Falls
CF-OCT 1949 1965 sold
CF-OCJ 1949 1965 sold
CF-OCO 1949 1965 sold
CF-OCQ 1949 1965 sold
CF-OCS 1949 1965 sold
CF-OCN 1949 1966 sold
CF-OCK 1949 1966 sold
CF-OCL 1949 1967 sold
CF-OCP 1949 1967 sold
CF-OCW 1950 1953 crashed in Blind River
CF-OCY 1950 1965 sold
CF-OCU 1950 1966 sold
CF-OCX 1950 1966 sold
CF-OCV 1950 1967 sold
CF-ODA 1951   sold
CF-ODB 1951    
CF-OCZ 1951 1967 sold
CF-ODC 1951 1968 sold
CF-ODD 1951 1968 sold
CF-ODE 1951 1968 sold
CF-ODI 1952 1956 sold
CF-ODF 1952 1968 sold
CF-ODG 1952 1968 sold
CF-ODJ 1952 1983 surplus
CF-ODM 1953   sold
CF-ODK 1953 1984  
CF-ODN 1954 1956 sold
CF-ODO 1955 1966 sold
CF-ODS 1956 1969 sold
CF-OEE 1965 1973 sold
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