Salute To The BCATP
This was the official opening of a new British Commonwealth Air Training Plan display that has a special focus on No. 5 EFTS at High River. A model of the base was unveiled by members of Jock Palmer’s family. Jock was one of the original instructors and went on to serve as Chief Flying Instructor and commanding officer. Our commissioned painting, “The First Cornells”, by John Rutherford depicts the arrival of the first two Cornells at the base in October, 1943.
Special guests included Ted Barris, author of “Behind the Glory,” Gordon Jones, a former flight instructor at No. 5 who continues to fly his Tiger Moth, and Capt. Ray Hansford who is currently involved with the NATO Flight Training Program at Moose Jaw.