MHM British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (B.C.A.T.P.) - Winnipeg MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PeterNoG
N 49° 53.421 W 097° 14.150
14U E 626716 N 5527931
This Manitoba Historical Marker (MHM) is near the Garden of Memories in the Air Force Heritage Park on Air Force Way in the St James area of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Waymark Code: WMCH8Z
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 09/08/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Nearby there is also a large black granite map of Manitoba showing the location of 12 of the major sites including Winnipeg, Gimli, Portage la Prairie, MacDonald, Carberry, Neepawa, Brandon, Souris, Rivers, Virden, Paulson and Dauphin.

Listed on the back of the map are the schools:
# 12 Service Flying Training School
# 33 Service Flying Training School - Royal Air Force
# 10 Service Flying Training School
# 18 Service Flying Training School
# 3 Bombing and Gunnery School
# 26 Elementary Flying Training School - formerly
# 35 Elementary Flying Training School - Royal Air Force
# 7 Bombing and Gunnery School
Portage la Prairie
# 7 Air Observer School
# 14 Elementary Flying Training School
# 1 Central Navigation School
# 17 Service Flying Training School
# 8 Manning Depot
# 19 Elementary Flying Training School
# 3 Wireless School
# 5 Air Observer School
Marker Name: British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (B.C.A.T.P.)

Agency: Air Force Association of Canada

Languages: English, French

Air Force Heritage Park Air Force Way Winnipeg, Manitoba

Marker Text:
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (B.C.A.T.P.) On 17th Dec. 1939, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand approved a plan in which aircrew required for the duration of the war, would be trained in Canada. Some 131,553 airmen graduated from various B.C.A.T.P. schools across the country. With over 100 schools in Canada, Manitoba had 14 major sites and 14 satellite airfields, and was the Headquarters of No2 Training Command. This memorial is dedicated not only to those who came here to be trained, but also to the instructors and teachers, and the civilian population of the Province of Manitoba who assisted in making these young men welcome in their cities, towns and villages, as well as in their homes.

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