No. 21 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 21 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 a dog sitting with a man on the end of a row. The picture was taken outside, there is an airplane and a building visible in the background. Back Row (left to right): Corcooran, Jeffery, Cheverton, Lee, S., French, J.K., Field, Betcher, East, Fulton, Lacombe, Beardsall, Joly, Birkby Centre Row: Hemmings, Adams, A.C., French, J.S., Jones, Dellow, Booth, Highton, Marsh, Dobby, Lee, D.J, Campbell, Garnett, McQuade, McEachen, Heath Front Row: Grove, Hills, McMullen, Wheatcroft, Hunt, Cowley, Adams, Dunn, Davenport, F/L Thres, Gracie, Duke, Blackburn, Martin, Jarvis, Maxwell, Gerrard (not in picture - Bruckshaw, E.M.) There are 2 black and white negatives (labelled a and b). The negatives were in a brown envelope with originally addressed to William Ahl Goderich, Ontario and the return address is The B.F. Goderich Rubber Company of Canada Limited at point of mailing. There is a red stamp on the envelope that says 'You serve by saving, buy war saving stamps'. Also written on the envelope is '930 21 Sky Harbour No. 21 class 10 sec on F2 21' ..Object ID : A992.0003.030..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.030/A992.0003.030b ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.030b )
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.