No. 1 Sky Harbour Class, December 10, 1940
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of the first class of No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School. There are three rows of men in Royal Air Force uniforms standing and sitting in front of a row of airplanes. One of the soldiers, seated on the left hand side in the first row is holding a dog. Included in the picture are: Dan Boyle, Bob Hewson, Gord Hoben, Bill Gordon, Dick Cassidy, Parker, Bob Fulton, Don Fink, Dave Goldberg, Carter, Jack Carr, Fitzgerald, Hallam, Ed Brady, Jack Quinlan, Gilson, LAC Bill 'Tex' Hopkins, Shorty (the dog), Norm Dick, George Mennear, Vic Arnold, 'Happy' Day, F/O Jordan, F/L Steeves, F/L Harry Peters, Bill Schliehauf, 'Whitey' Menish, and Allan Otto. The negative was in a brown envelope with 1 other negative and 11 black and white photographic prints. 'No. 1 Sky Harbour Graduating Class Dec 10th 1940' was written on the envelope in blue ink. ..Object ID : A992.0003.010..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.010/A992.0003.010 ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.010 )
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.