It was one of those moments I'll never forget. It was 1971 and I was on the road with my Dad. We'd been in the south country and were headed home to Regina when we came upon Mossbank. My Dad told me how he learned how to fly at Mossbank's base, an operation of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, in 1942 during World War II.
We pulled in and walked into the one of the old hangars. There was a man there. He had an office set up. He welcomed us and we looked around. My Dad found an old chalk board with his handwriting on it. He'd written on it 29 years earlier. I believe it was the first time I'd seen my Dad get teary-eyed.
I remembered that day when I watched a wonderful, aerial tour of the old Mossbank airfield, produced by local photography company The Wandering Whimzy. It clearly shows some of the old infrastructure that remains. The history of that airbase is well preserved at the Mossbank Museum, by the way. If you're a local and you've never seen it, I might recommend a day trip.
I'd also recommend you take a look at the video. You can find it on the CHAB page on DiscoverMooseJaw.com