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    Default "C' Flight. No. 2 Initial Training School , Regina, group photo - Oct 1941

    Found the above in a second-hand book store. It includes the names of all depicted. Of interest to anyone?

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    Can you transcribe the names for us.
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    Here you go, Dennis:

    1st Row
    G J Guay
    H W Bristow
    G Dean
    W Cross
    J E Bohemier
    Sgt R Talbot
    F/O J P H Leduc
    A Edward
    B R Hickey
    D M Balfour
    W B D Merlin
    J F Drake

    2nd Row
    S E Caverly
    J E Jessop
    W T Evans
    M C Craik
    P R Daoust
    R S Johnson
    A N Dykes
    D D Carr
    D O Broughton
    A S Light
    A F Deutscher
    L M Bovee

    3rd Row
    B D Cook
    L R Hobbs
    K B W Lucy
    S Oancia
    W H MacDonald
    O Mc P Piper (confirming this is as printed)
    A F Branscombe
    R V Bray
    H L Martin
    J H Bellinger
    J F Allen

    4th Row
    J S P Johnson
    D A ferguson
    F P Rowland
    E Redman
    E R Sklarchuk
    F M Williams
    M G Svos
    T D Grafton
    J W Drysdale
    P H Burne
    R G Raimondo

    5th Row
    H A Tennis
    L L Aide
    C R H Dow
    C L Reito
    E D Foy
    R G Gilmour
    W P Gregory
    J L Egger
    J S Ogilvy
    C R Fetherston
    A J Wallis

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    No name of relevance to myself but its best to have them presented here they might turn up in a google search. Would they be RCAF mainly if they were in a Canadian ITS?

    PO H A Tennis J16322 KIA 1944 a possible
    F/Sgt J S Ogilvy R97923 died 1943 maybe also
    F.Lt L L Aide C/16471 Died 1945

    the list would likely just go on,
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    A sobering thought - they all look so chipper in the photo.

    Not my area of expertese, Dennis. Expect Bill Walker will know more.

    Robert

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    Not exactly my speciality, but an RCAF ITS would all be RCAF. That could include nationalities other than Canadian, but all were headed to the RCAF.

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    Further to Bill's last post, I would say that it is extremely unlikely that any members of RAF, RAAF and RNZAF would be posted to an RCAF ITS, as they should all have attended an ITS course in their home countries before travelling to Canada. This was how the Empire Air Training Scheme was set up in the first place.
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    David's right. to clarify my post, anybody in an RCAF ITS would almost certainly already be an RCAF member, even if there were not Canadian nationals. Furthermore, the ITS were pretty local, anybody in 2 ITS most likely signed up in the central prairies. They could have come from some place else, but they started their RCAF career within a few hundred miles (or less) of Regina. Any Yanks signed up in one of the semi-legal US based recruiting schemes would not actually enter the RCAF until arriving at an enlistment office in Canada. Regina is close enough to the border (by North American standards) that they probably received a few Americans over the years. The book "Aerodrome of Democracy" deals with this subject a little bit.

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