Class 3, about 1940-1943
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of the 3rd group of L.A.C.'s to go to No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are two rows of men in uniform. The back row is standing and the front row is sitting on a bench outside on a snowy runway covered with an airplane visible in the background. Back Row (left to right): Perrin, De Criyenaere [?], Palethorpe, Harding, Drake, Logan, Loronger, Dickson, Wilson, Coffin, Manuel Front Row: Bourgoin, Mitchell, Bishop, Findlay, Case, Conway, Crane, Davidson, Wisrodt, Crozier There are 6 black and white photograph with different exposures (labelled a - f) and 2 negatives (labelled g & h). ..Object ID : A992.0003.085..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.085/A992.0003.085g ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.085g )
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.