british commonwealth air training plan
In its original form the agreement provided for 3 initial training schools (ITS), 13 elementary flying training schools (EFTS), 16 service flying training schools (SFTS), 10 air observer schools (AOS), 10 bombing and gunnery schools (BGS), two navigation schools and four wireless or radio schools. Supporting units included flying instructor schools, technical training schools, repair depots, manning depots and recruiting units making a total of 74 schools and depots. The first schools were to be opened in April 1940 and when the scheme was fully developed, it was to be capable of turning out 1,460 aircrew every month. The RCAF which before the war was hard pressed to train 125 pilots a year including 75 for itself and 50 for the RAF was virtually astounded at the size of the proposal.
|No. 1 TRAINING COMMAND||No. 2 TRAINING COMMAND|
|(Central Ontario)||(Manitoba, Western Ontario, Northern Saskatchewan)|
|HQ: Toronto||HQ: Winnipeg|
|Recruiting: Toronto, North Bay, Windsor, London, Hamilton||Recruiting: Winnipeg, Saskatoon|