Entries preceded by date are extracts from Canadian Department of Transport archives.
20-Nov-1958 application for Certificate of Registration by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Air Division, Ottawa, ON.
16-Jan-1959 Test flown for factory Aircraft Inspection Release Certificate by A. Saunders.
20-Jan-1959 DHC advise Department of Transport that DHC-3 msn 271 CF-MPW owned by RCMP.
23-Jan-1959 Certificate of Airworthiness #6990 issued.
23-Jan-1959 Certificate of Registration #20739 issued to Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Air Division, Ottawa, ON.
• CF-MPW Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Air Division, Ottawa. Delivered and regd 23-Jan-1959. For base stations see history below.
• C-FMPW Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Air Division, Ottawa, ON. Re painted and registered Feb-1976.
Accident: 18-Aug-1976 north of Ile-a-la-Crosse, SK. An engine failure caused a force landed in bush. The pilot, Bill Stewart and passenger uninjured. The aircraft was written off.
Total hours since new as recorded in Canadian Department of Transport archives.
13-Jun-1960 - 756 hours
09-Jan-1961 - 1,358 hours
03-Jan-1962 - 2,047 hours
25-Feb-1963 - 2,824 hours
09-Feb-1964 - 3,402 hours
20-Dec-1964 - 4,091 hours
24-Nov-1965 - 4,798 hours
21-Nov-1966 - 5,404 hours
27-Nov-1967 - 6,091 hours
0-5-Dec-1968 - 6,801 hours
25-Nov-1969 - 7,530 hours
27-Oct-1970 - 8,191 hours
31-Oct-1971 - 9,025 hours
10-Oct-1972 - 9,896 hours
13-Oct-1973 - 11,017 hours
19-Sep-1975 - 13,080 hours
06-Nov-1975 - 13,187 hours
25-Mar-1976 - 13,435 hours
• C-FMPW Cancelled from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register 10-Feb-1977.
• Written off •
Note: Cockpit section in Museum. See details below.