British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. As the focus of a Commonwealth-wide effort to instruct aircrew, Canada made a major contribution to Allied air superiority during World War II.

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Ansons at Pearce October 1945.

BCATP Station Pearce

#36 Elementary Flying Training School Located six kilometers north of the town of Pearce, Alberta (northeast of Fort Macleod), RCAF Aerodrome Pearce began operations on March 17, 1942 when twelve…

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BCATP Calgary

#4 Training Command Headquarters #4 Training Command Headquarters operated out of Regina, Saskatchewan from April, 1940 until October, 1941 when it was transferred to Calgary where it operated until November,…

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