No. 18 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 18 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are three rows of men in uniform. The back and middle rows are standing and the front row is sitting, with two men on either side crouching. The picture was taken outside, there is a building and an airplane visible in the background. Back Row: Linsell, Morgan, Downer, Dotzenroth, Sanderson, Stirling, Henderson, Talbot, Benn, Gurski, Martindale, Mills Centre Row: Disney, Bradbury, Whitworth, Colvey, Jefferies, Hill, Pappas, Loyd, Gray, Wilson, Weber, Selway, Cornforth, Robinson, MacDonald, Smith Front Row: Haddow, Bechtel, Hall, Dobson, Leitch, Darling, Pierce, F/L Thres, Merrilees, Phillips, Gillespie, Rawson, Bowman, Bakks [?], Carney There are 2 black and white negatives (labelled a and b). The negatives were in a brown envelope with '18 918 Sky Harbour No. 18' written in blue pencil and 'Sky Harbour class No. 20' written in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.027..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.027/A992.0003.027b ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.027b )
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.