British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

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Reference WMO/265999

Address:

Yorkshire Air Museum

Elvington

Elvington

YO41 4AU

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Square granite tablet with incised lettering infilled in gold.
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BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN / THE AGREEMENT TO TRAIN AIRCREW FROM / AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, AND THE / UNITED KINGDOM WAS SIGNED IN OTTAWA ON / 17 DECEMBER 1939. / THE FIRST COURSE COMMENCED TRAINING IN / CANADA ON 29 APRIL 1940 AND THE PLAN WAS / TERMINATED ON 31 MARCH 1945. / DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR OVER 300,000 / ALLIED AIRCREW EARNED THEIR FLYING BADGES / WITH 137,000 TRAINED AT 107 FLYING SCHOOLS / ESTABLISHED IN CANADA. / ........ / THE ALLIED AIR FORCES MEMORIAL AND THE / AIRCREW ASSOCIATION REMEMBER ALL WHO / TRAINED AS AIRCREW, THOSE WHO DIRECTED AND / SUPPORTED THE PLAN IN THE AIR AND ON THE / GROUND; AND ALL WHO GAVE THEIR HOSPITALITY / AND FRIENDSHIP.

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