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British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
The City of Quinte West
In Trenton, at Canadian Forces Base Trenton,
south of Dundas Street East
at the traffic lights at Anson Avenue in a small parkette
between Yukon and Oxford streets


Coordinates: N 44 06.473 W 77 31.918

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Plaque Text

Created as a result of an agreement signed by the United Kingdom and Canada on 17 December, 1939 this Plan was one of Canada's most important contributions to the Allied war effort in World War II. Over 130,000 airmen from the forces of the Commonwealth and other countries, including pilots, navigators, bomb aimers, wireless operators and gunners, trained at schools established across Canada. Many of the instructors who were the mainstay of the Plan came from the Trenton base. Airfields built for the Plan became part of Canada's postwar aviation network.

Related Ontario plaques
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
Royal Canadian Air Force No. 6 Service Flying Training School
RCAF Technical Training School

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