No. 28 Astro Course, about 1940-1945
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of No. 28 Astro Course at RAF Port Albert. There are two rows of men in uniform. The back row is standing and the front row is sitting on chairs inside. In some copies of the photograph, the men in the picture are identified. Back Row (L to R): Sgt. Kirby, Sgt. Baldwin, Sgt. Brown, Sgt. Pierpoint, Sgt. Cheeseman, Sgt. Hazeldine (Haseldine). Front Row (L to R): P/O Holland, P/O Thompson, F/O Kerr, P/LT Riley, P/O Coleman, P/O Coutts, P/O Hockney There are 8 black and white photograph with different exposures (labelled a - h) and 1 negative (labelled i). The photographs and negative were kept in a black envelope with '869 RAF Port Albert No. 28 Astro' written on the label in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.087..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.087/A992.0003.087i ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.087i )
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.