No. 66 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 66 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are four rows of men in uniform. The two back rows are standing, the next row is sitting on chairs, and the front row is kneeling on the ground. The picture was taken outside; there is an airplane and buildings visible in the background. 'No. 12 EFTS Class No. 66' is written near the bottom of one of the negatives. There are 2 black and white negatives (labelled a and b). The negatives were in a brown envelope with '66 Class No. 66 Huron County Flying Training School' written on it in blue ink. ..Object ID : A992.0003.040..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.040/A992.0003.040b ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.040b )
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.