No. 79 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 79 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 sitting on chairs or crouching outside on a runway with an airplane and barrack in the background. 'No. 12 EFTS No. 79 Class' appears near the bottom of the picture. There are 3 black and white photographs (labelled a - c) and 1 negative (labelled d). The photograph and negative were in a brown envelope with 'No. 79 Class Huron County Flying Training School' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.053..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.053/A992.0003.053d ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.053d )
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.