BCATPBritish Commonwealth Air Training Plan (WWII pilots)
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All BCATP and "home squadron" aircraft belonged to the Canadian government, unlike many of those flown overseas by RCAF squadrons.
Includes transportation by air-conditioned, washroom-equipped bus, morning al fresco refreshments at Camp Hughes, lunch, dinner, admission to the BCATP Museum and The Royal Canadian Artillery Museum at Shilo and all taxes and gratuities.
But the British mostly ignored that and sent hundreds and then thousands of Canadian BCATP graduates to Royal Air Force squadrons when they arrived in Britain.
The first draft of BCATP pilots went overseas in March.
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.