Class 10, July 1941
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of the 10th group of L.A.C.'s to train at No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are three rows of men in uniform. The back row is standing, the middle row is sitting and the front row is crouching on the ground outside on a runway with airplanes visible in the background. There are two nearly identical images of the same class. The airplanes in the background are in a different configuration in two of the photographs (A992.003.084 a & b) and in one of the negatives (A992.003.84c). Front Row (left to right): J. Otis, Werner, J. Farrell, W. Langhorn, Sgt. Faulkner, J. Leadbetter, McCalpine, G. Kelley, Scott, H. Leach, S. Gray, F. gill and Centre Row: H. Lang, G. Young, J. Pollack, L. Dicaire, V. Thagard, V. Elderich, Duncan, S. Anderson, T. Clifford, J. Myres, J. Morrison Back Row: Lipsit, Murray, J. Redding, Hendricks, T. Wright, Hinchcliffe, J. Elliot, C. Ernewein, A. White, Schegel, H. Graham, Robert, R. Chapman, R. Day, McLaughin, Irwin, Linquist, Jarvis, Cossette, Reed There are 15 black and white copies of the other photograph with different exposures (labelled d - r) and 1 negatives (labelled s). ..Object ID : A992.0003.084..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.084/A992.0003.084c ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.084c )
During World War II, Goderich Airport hosted No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, providing initial pilot training for aircrews using the Fleet Finch.No. 12 EFTS opened on October 14, 1940 and closed on July 14, 1944.