No. 73 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 73 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 on chairs, and the front row are kneeling on the floor inside. 'No. 12 EFTS Class 73' appears near the bottom of the picture. There are 3 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled a - c) and 1 negative (labelled d). The photographs and negative were in a brown envelope with '73 Class No. 73 Huron County Flying Training School 16 glossy 16 semi matt'' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.046..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.046/A992.0003.046d ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.046d )
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.