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First Municipal Field in Canada

The geographic location of Edmonton made it the host to many pioneering developments in aviation. Edmonton was the natural choice for basing any aviation effort that would supply the north, and this reality brought with it the need for an airfield.

The Blatchford Field in Edmonton was established right after the First World War and received support from the municipal and federal governments. These early developments made it the first official "Air Harbour" in Canada.

The location of the Blatchford Field guaranteed that it would grow and be the centre of ever-increasing activity. It was the busiest airfield in all of North America during the Second World War.


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