No. 11 Sky Harbour Class, about 1940-1943
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 11 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are three rows of men in uniform. The back and middle row are standing and the front row is sitting and kneeling on a runway with 3 airplanes visible in the background. The men in the middle row are wearing darker uniforms than the other men in the picture. Back Row (left to right): Seward, Elwell, Biggs, Fling, Best, Irvine Middle Row: F.O. Webb, Turvey, H.D., Tovey, Templeton, Prentice, Tracey, MacGregor, Walker, Davis, Timberlake, Read [?], K[?], Potherary [?], Graham, G.A., Challenger, Teaver, Sgt. Elliot Front row: Plasent [?], Swann, Dashper, Rutherford, Bonia [?], Lister, Herbst [?], Gilles, Stewart, Clark, Graham, R.A., Miller, Pratt, Smith Sam Hanan not present when picture taken. There are 7 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled a-g) and 2 negative (labelled h and i). The photographs and negative were in a black envelope with '896 Sky Harbour Sent 18 F/3' written in pencil and '11' written in blue pencil on a brown label in the top left hand corner. ..Object ID : A992.0003.021..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.021/A992.0003.021h ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.021h )
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.