No. 17 Sky Harbour Class, December 21, 1941
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 17 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are four rows of men in uniform. The two back rows are standing, a row is sitting and the front row is kneeling or crouching outside on a runway covered in snow with an airplane visible in the background. Back Row (left to right): Davidson, A.H., Colwill, F.E., Rathe, D.S., Turnbull, W.W., Veenis, R.M., Ballantyne, T.R., Fradgley, L.F., Morris, H.P., Webb, I.W., Reid, A.L. Third Row (left to right): Priestman, J.J.M., Martin, J., Davis, A.H., Corston, A.R., Solomon, F.B., Renton, A., Zabek, J.Z., Allen, E.J., Scott, K.F., Ratchford, C.E., Fairles, M.L., Hyder, F.W., Sgt. Elliott, A.R. Second Row (left to right): Sweeney, G.E., Lotimer, H.A., Gaudet, J.L., Wilson, J.T., Smith, J.H., Woodman, M.M., Coombs, J.D., Downs, J.W., Bell, C.N., Lumby, G.W.N., Daws, F.J., Lipsett, G.M., MacCulloch, C.H. Front Row: Ritchie, J.W., Hutchinson, J.H., Sutherland, E.B., Ough, G.B., Ashleigh, D.D., Nixon, G.R., Rutledge, H.B., Barton, R., Stout, T.L. There are 9 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled a-i) and 1 negative (labelled j). The photographs and negative were in a brown envelope with '913 17 Sky Harbour Dec 21 - 41' written in blue pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.026..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.026/A992.0003.026j ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.026j )
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.