No. 8 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 8 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are two rows of men in uniform. The back row is standing and the front row is sitting and kneeling on a runway with 4 airplanes visible in the background. Back Row (left to right): Sinclair, Jordon, Jones, Nelson, Doherty, Newman, Cain [?], ?. Mesheaw [?]. Wynn, Bateson, Primeau, McDonald, Hughes, Chaffey, Fedigan, McIntaggart, Aikman, Naismith, Smith, Morris, Crouse Front Row (left to right): Farquharson, Cassidy, Norman (distinguished career night fighters), Burnette, Walker, Bishop, Gillespie, Marshall, Romey [?], McLellan, Pellst,Quinn, Hays, Phelan, Pruce There are 9 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled a-i) and 2 negative (labelled j and k). The photographs and negative were in a brown envelope with '875 Sky Harbor No. 25' written in blue ink, ' A 60 sec B - 40 sec Velox 7 - 1' written in pencil and '8' written in blue pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.019..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.019/A992.0003.019k ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.019k )
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.