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Robert

Wartime photos from Canada

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Hello, my father-in-law was in a reserved occupation at the beginning of WW2 but towards the end he was able to sign up and went to Canada for his training then came back to England. He liked taking photos so here is a selection of the photos that were taken there. The last photo I do not know which aicraft it is so if you recognise it please let me know. He also took a few photos of crash landings, mainly Tiger Moths which I have decided not to post. Most of the information I was able to get from Harold A Skaarup website http://silverhawkaircraft.com/

 

 

 

Westland Lysander V9556

Westland Lysander

 

Vultee V-1AD NC-14252

Vultee V-1AD

 

North American Harvard

NA Harvard

 

Lockheed L-10A Electra RCAF 7648

Lockheed L-10A Electra

 

Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane

 

Fairchild Cornell MK1 RCAF FH940

Fairchild Cornell MK1

 

Fairchild Cornell MK1 RCAF FH925

Fairchild Cornell Mk1

 

DH Tiger Moths

DH Tiger Moths

 

DH Tiger Moths flying 2

DH Tiger Moths in flight

 

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke MkIVT RCAF10001

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke MKIV

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke MKIVT RCAF 9930

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke MKIV

 

Beechcraft Expeditor Mk3T RCAF 1409

Beechcraft Expeditor

 

Barkley Grow T8P-1 CF-BLV

Barkley Grow T8P-1

 

Avro Anson MK1

Avro Anson

 

Avro Anson MK1 RCAF 6067

Avro Anson

 

Avro Anson MK1 RCAF 2115

 

Avro Anson

 

Unknown

Was Unknown and thanks to Andy it is a PT-27 Kaydet

 

Regards

Robert

 

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Nice collection. Not really sure how the UK Tiger Moths coded 'RCV-'  fit in. They look like RAF reserve ones, no covered cockpits like the Canadian Tigers.

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The last one is a PT-27 Kaydet. 

 

Lovely clear pictures

Andy

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Where was he stationed? BLV, the Barkley-Growl is now at the Alberta aviation museum. They were nicknamed the bark and growl. Someone on here made a nice model of one.

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Paul - I was not sure about the Tiger Moths as my father-in-law did not label the back of the photos so assumed they were from Canada. Checked again and the Tiger Moths are when he was at Rochester, Kent.

Andy - Thanks for the info

Busnproplinerfan - He was at Carberry Manitoba and Saskatoon.

 

Regards

Robert

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Figured it was somewhere in Manitoba, mind you all the prairie airfields looked similar, flat. Been near there but never stopped in. It’s now the McCain’s patato plant.

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On 7/12/2020 at 8:33 AM, Robert said:

 

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke MkIVT RCAF10001

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke MKIV

Thank you for posting these, what color is this it looks like yellow to me ? From what I understand training aircraft in Canada were almost always Yellow or Yellow lowers but I'm not sure. 

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51 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Thank you for posting these, what color is this it looks like yellow to me ? From what I understand training aircraft in Canada were almost always Yellow or Yellow lowers but I'm not sure. 

 

Yep! Yellow overall.

 

 

 

Chris

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Great Photo's Robert,I remember when a kid my old English teacher telling us of his time in Canada during the war with the RAF,we have a

member from my wife's side of the family named on the Ottawa memorial he was killed when N A Mitchell FR379 went missing when assigned

to 111 OCU. I think out at sea.

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