No. 59 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 59 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 kneeling, except for one man who is sitting in a chair outside on a runway with an airplane and buildings visible in the background. Front Row: Beaton, Prior, Gimby, Milloy, Gillies, P/O Cooper, Burns, MacLean, Walton, Dunwoodie, Siltala, Pepper, Compton Middle Row: Barrett, Christie, R.C., Galvin, MacGillivray, Shantz, Summers, Ginson, Turret, Deering, White, Ashton, Ross Rear Row: Seigel, Fullerton, McManus, McNeil, Martin, Wiertz, Dickson, G.A., Durham, Stewart, Reeves, Dixon, J.A., Thacker Not in picture: Sharpe, Love, Scott, Ridley There are 2 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled a and b) and 2 negatives (labelled c and d). The photographs and negative were in a brown envelope with '59 No. 59 No. 24 Class Sky Harbour' written in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.033..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.033/A992.0003.033c ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.033c )
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.