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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.

BCATP Station DeWinton

#31 Elementary Flying Training School This school was located thirteen kilometres east of DeWinton. Construction of the station began in 1940 and #31 Elementary Flying Training School began operations on…

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BCATP Station Pearce
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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BCATP Station Vulcan
Vulcan Hangars.

BCATP Station Vulcan

The Airmail Beacon An airmail service was operating in Alberta by 1930 when it was decided that a "beacon" and emergency landing field should be established on a high point…

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British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Alberta

 |     |    |   |  British Commonwealth Air Training PlanBCATP Schools and Facilities In AlbertaLocationSchool / Facility    Bowden    # 32    Elementary Flying Training School    Calgary    #  3    Service Flying Training School    #  37  Service Flying Training School    #  2    Wireless (Radio) School    # 10    Repair Depot    # 11    Equipment…

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BCATP Station Bowden

 |     |    |   |  British Commonwealth Air Training PlanBCATP Schools and Facilities in AlbertaBCATP Station Bowden#32 Elementary Flying Training SchoolNo. 32 EFTS began training students in the fall…

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BCATP Station Claresholm

 |     |    |   |  British Commonwealth AIr Training PlanBCATP Schools and Facilities in AlbertaBCATP Station ClaresholmArial view of Claresholm Aerodrome (Postwar).#15 Service Flying Training SchoolThe formation of #15…

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BCATP Station Edmonton

 |     |    |   |  British Commonwealth Air Training PlanBCATP Schools and Facilities in AlbertaBCATP Station Edmonton#16 Elementary Flying Training School#16 EFTS opened on November 11, 1940 at the…

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BCATP Station Fort Macleod

 |     |    |   |  British Commonwealth Air Training PlanBCATP Schools and Facilities in AlbertaBCATP Station Fort Macleod#7 Service Flying Training School#7 SFTS began operation in December, 1940 under…

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BCATP Station High River

 |     |    |   |  British Commonwealth Air Training PlanBCATP Schools and Facilities in AlbertaThe High River Air StationandNo. 5 Elementary Flying Training School Located 30 km north of…

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BCATP Station Lethbridge

 |     |    |   |  British Commonwealth Air Training PlanBCATP Schools and Facilities in AlbertaBCATP Station Lethbridge#5 Elementary Flying Training SchoolThe Kenyon Field Airport was completed as a civilian…

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