Flying Instructors, about 1940-1945
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of a group of civilian flying instructors dressed in uniform. The picture was taken outside and there is a Fleet Finch airplane parked behind them. Back Row (left to right): Herb Davidson, Jack Simpson, Jack Hoult, Bud Reynolds, Roy Pinder, Ted Snider, Vernon Wagner, Jack Pequegnat, Len Fitton Front Row (left to right): Larry Snider, Tyson Noble, Bob MacIntyre, Jack Cochrane, Harvey MacPherson (Chief Flying Instructor), Ken 'Mother' Martin, George Nelson, Perry Seeler, Arnold Wettlaufer There are two negatives (labelled a & b) ..Object ID : A992.0003.086..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.086/A992.0003.086a ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.086a )
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.