No.1 Air Observer's Course, January 16, 1941
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of No.1 Air Observer's Course at No. 31 Air Navigation School in Port Albert. There are two rows of men in uniform. The back row is standing and the front row is sitting on chairs inside. In all copies of the photograph the men are identified. In the negative and six of the photographs all the names of the men appear at the bottom of the picture. In the negative a faint number 2 can be made out in the bottom right hand corner. One print has the names of the men are written at the top and bottom of the picture with 'No 2' in the top right hand corner in red ink and 'No 1 Air Observers Course' written in blue ink at the top of the picture. Back Row (L to R): Self, Emery, Irwin, Gibson, Fawkes, Goss, Waite, Sessions, Henley Front Row (L to R): Slatter, Sherrcroft, Hartley, Hawes, Wilson, Wernham, Lloyd, Short, Jarrett Original negative (labelled a) accompanied by 6 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled b - g). The photographs and negative were kept in a brown envelope with '864 Port Albert Jan 16/41 Group 2' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.093..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.093/A992.0003.093a ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.093a )
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.