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.
would eventually train 131,533 aircrew; of them 72,835 were Canadian.
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.