1970 - 1979
and the R.M.
408 Tactical Fighter Squadron, disbanded on April 1st 1970.
As a result of the Unification, RCAF Station Rivers
was re-named CFB
Rivers. CFB Rivers closed in September 1971
September 1972 the land was turned over to the
Department of Indian
Affairs and Northern Development for use as an industrial training
centre for Manitoba Indians. The training centre was known as the
The Rivers Gliding School, a summer Air Cadet glider
camp opened at the
former base in 1974, remaining until 1984, when it re-located to Gimli.