Flight No. 98, January 1944
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 98 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are four rows of men in British Fleet Air Arm uniforms. The two back rows are standing, the next row is sitting on chairs, the very front row is kneeling on the ground outside on a runway with the top of an airplane visible in the background. 'Flight 98' appears at the bottom of the pictures. Three of the pictures have had the top of photograph cut off. There are 5 black and white photographs (labelled a - e) and 1 negative (labelled f). Back Row (L-R): ?, ?, ?, ?, Dye, J.A., Wemyss, R.J., Braidwood, J., Young, P.S., Fleming R., ?, ?, Forty, J., Edwards, A.W., Tuck, E.A.M. Middle Back Row (L-R): Tawell, R.T., Keeley, R., Wright, H.E., ?, Creegan, N.G., ?, Rawson, R.W., Silvester, L.J., Wrighton, P.F., ?, ?, Gibba, Joly, J.L, Dean, R.G., ?, ? Middle Front Row (L-R): Dowling, J.D, ?, ?, Hughes, B.N., Thomson, J.A.C., ?, ?, ?, Ward, K.A., Greenway, L.J., ? Front Row (L-R): Barret, M.J., ?, Walker, H.J., ?, ?, Oakley, D., Armstrong, W.A., Bowns, J.J., Anns, P.H. The photographs and negatives were in a brown envelope with '98' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.072..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.072/A992.0003.072f ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.072f )
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.