Sky Harbour EFTS No. 12 Class 17, December 21, 1941
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of Sky Harbour No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School Class 17. Picture consists of four rows of men in uniform posing on a snowy runway with an airplane in the background. The men are all wearing heavy coats and gloves. Back Row (left to right): Davidson, A.H., Colwill, F.E., Rathe, D.S., Turnbull, W.W., Veenis, R.M., Ballantyne, T.R., Fradgley, L.F., Morris, H.P., Webb, I.W., Reid, A.L. Third Row (left to right): Priestman, J.J.M., Martin, J., Davis, A.H., Corston, A.R., Solomon, F.B., Renton, A., Zabek, J.Z., Allen, E.J., Scott, K.F., Ratchford, C.E., Fairles, M.L., Hyder, F.W., Sgt. Elliott, A.R. Second Row (left to right): Sweeney, G.E., Lotimer, H.A., Gaudet, J.L., Wilson, J.T., Smith, J.H., Woodman, M.M., Coombs, J.D., Downs, J.W., Bell, C.N., Lumby, G.W.N., Daws, F.J., Lipsett, G.M., MacCulloch, C.H. Front Row: Ritchie, J.W., Hutchinson, J.H., Sutherland, E.B., Ough, G.B., Ashleigh, D.D., Nixon, G.R., Rutledge, H.B., Barton, R., Stout, T.L. Written on the back of the picture in blue pencil is '17'. Also written on the back in pencil is '18'. The photograph was accompanied by 23 black and white photographs. All of the photographs were kept in a brown envelope with '1007 Wilson & Swanbergson' written on it in pencil and blue ink. ..Object ID : A992.0003.139..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.139/A992.0003.139 ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.139 )
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.