BCATPBritish Commonwealth Air Training Plan (WWII pilots)
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Local citizens of a particular generation vividly recall the war effort and the daily appearance in the skies of BCATP aircraft with their distinctive yellow colour.
At its peak, the BCATP operated 97 training schools with a staff of over 100,000.
The BCATP operated in 231 sites and trained 131,553 Commonwealth aircrew of whom almost 73,000 were Canadians.