• 3745 Royal Canadian Air Force. Delivered 19-Dec-1956.
Initially assigned to 115 Air Transport Unit, which was a UN support unit based at El Arish, Egypt until 27th July 1962.
Jul-1962 Commenced an airlift back to Canada in an RCAF C-130 Hercules but the flight was interrupted by a stop at RCAF Langar, Nottinghamshire, UK for an unknown reason. This lasted for some five weeks, before continuing to Canada and RCAF Dunnville ON., where damage suffered on the first part of the journey was repaired at 6 Repair Depot followed by a period of storage.
Sep-1964. To Saskatoon, SK., for further storage.
Nov-1965. 6 Repair Depot Dunnville ON., for painting!
Dec-1965. Assigned to 411 Squadron, Downsview, ON.
May 1966. returned to storage at Saskatoon, SK.
Oct-1966. Assigned to 402 Squadron, Winnipeg,MB., where it was to serve for the next nine years.
Sep-1975. Deployed with 402Sqd. north to Churchill and Coral Harbour. The purpose of the mission to these remote northern points was to create mapping mosaics and survey fuel caches using oversize tundra tires to land on eskers.
Nov-1975. Returned to storage at Saskatoon until Apr-1977 when sold.
• C-GOFG Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources, Regd Apr-1977. Stripped down, rebuilt to” better than new” condition.
Accident. Linklater Lake, Ontario. 19th August 1981. The Otter was engaged in water bombing operations against a forest fire and had landed on the lake to pick up water. The lake proved too small and on take-off the aircraft was unable to clear the trees on the shore. It struck the trees, crashed and burned. Fortunately, the pilot was not injured, but the aircraft was a total loss.