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    Default Course n48 at 39 SFTS in Swift Current (1942)

    Hello,


    LLoyd, Leeson, Minchin, Bank, Lambert, Alston, Paige, Butler, Codbale, King, Bush, Miller, Mansfield, Coulbran, Parker, Davies, Reid, Sveleny, Smik, Lister are some of names that I have been able to decipher at the back of a photography of 45 pilots of course 48 at n 39 SFTS in Swift Current (Saskatchewan), from february 1942 up to mid 1942.

    Roger Borne was the only Free French airmen amongst them.

    Has anybody worked on some of them and was able to study their log book during this training ? The logbook of Roger Borne is not held in the family's archive.

    Thanks in advance

    Bertrand

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    Default Roger BORNE, 39 SFTS, KIA 20 april 1945

    Hi,



    Roger Borne killed in action just 65 years old ago. Flak shot him on 20 April 1945 close to Friedeburg. He posted with n341 from March 1943 to 20 April 1945 and was the last KIA with n341 . He was the first Free French pilot who had his wings in Canada at 39 SFTS in May 1942.



    Does anybody study the career of his former friends (list above) at Swift Current ? I have any info concerning his training in Canada.



    TIA



    Bertrand

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    Hi Bertrand - my uncle trained at Swift Current in mid 1942. Could you post the photograph?

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    Can I ask if any instructors are identified at Swift please.

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