No. 96 Sky Harbour Class, about 1943-1944
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 96 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are three rows of men in British Fleet Air Arm uniforms. The back and middle rows are standing, and the front row is sitting on chairs outside on a snowy runway with the top of an airplane and a barrack visible in the background. 'Flight No. 96' appears near the bottom of the negative but not on the pictures. There are 2 black and white photographs (labelled a & b) and 1 negative (labelled c). The photographs and negatives were in a brown envelope with '96 Mr. Hopkinson Course No. 91 2 pictures' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.070..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.070/A992.0003.070c ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.070c )
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.