No. 64 Sky Harbour Class, October 1942
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 64 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are four rows of men in uniform. The back two rows are standing, the next row is sitting, and the front row is sitting on the ground outside on a runway with an airplane and a building in the background. 'No. 64 Class No. 12 EFTS' appears near the bottom of the picture. The men in standing in the middle row are wearing lighter colour uniforms. The second man on the right sitting cross legged in the front row has a Trinidad Shoulder Flash on his jacket. Front Row: Szidor, Wilcox, Ryan, Lemoine, Kernaham, Ferguson Second Row: Knowles, Kirby, Passmore, McCallum, MacLean, McKee, F/O Thompson, Lewis, Barkway, Lawson, Catheart, Paul, Lees Third Row: Meers, Braun, McIntyre, Slater, Easen, Golden, Rowland, Kramer, McDonald, J.D., Roy, Zolumoff, Huber, Davy, McLaurin Rear Row: Sumner, Boyd, McLoed, Dawson, MacDonald, J.F., Lawson-Trancred, Kidd, Sammons, Needham, Clarke, Gallagher, Lane, Logan, Kerr There are 17 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled a - q) and 2 negatives (labelled r and s). The photographs and negative were in a brown envelope with 'No. 64 Class Sky Harbour' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.038..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.038/A992.0003.038r ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.038r )
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.