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Profile Photographs, General Interest - Ross Hague

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1942-ca. 1948
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh4 B7 249
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh4 B7 249
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1942-ca. 1948
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
4 p. textual records
Scope and Content
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, ca. 1942, describing Pilot Officer Ross Hague safely arriving in Britain, and cabling his family to let them know. (R8_S4_Sh4_B7_249a.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, July 15, 1944, describing Flight Lieutenant Ross Hague being seriously injures in service in France. (R8_S4_Sh4_B7_249b.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, March 4, 1945, describing Ross Hague returning home after 2.5 years in the Royal Air Force, taking part in the air force on D-Day. He has recovered from the previous injuries, although they left him in the hospital for 5 months. (R8_S4_Sh4_B7_249c.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, ca. 1948, describing Ross Hague graduating in honors physics and mathematics. (R8_S4_Sh4_B7_249d.pdf)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Education
Second World War
Soldiers
Military
Aviation
Documents

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The Aircraftman, August 1940

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
August 1940
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
August 1940
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
August 1940 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, September 1940

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
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Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
September 1940
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
September 1940
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
September 1940 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, October 1940

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
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Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
October 1940
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
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Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
October 1940
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
October 1940 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, November 1940

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
November 1940
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
November 1940
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
November 1940 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, December 1940

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
December 1940
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
December 1940
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
December 1940 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, January 1941

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
January 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, February 1941

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
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Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
February 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
February 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
February 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, March 1941

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
March 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
March 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
March 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, April 1941

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
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Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
April 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
April 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
April 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, May 1941

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
May 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
May 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
May 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, June 1941

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Elgin County Archives
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Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
June 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
June 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
June 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, July 1941

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
July 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
July 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
July 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, August 1941

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
August 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
August 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
August 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

R6_S6_Sh4_B5_F2_2.pdf

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The Aircraftman, September 1941

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
September 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
September 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
September 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, October 1941

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
October 1941
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
October 1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
October 1941 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, January 1942

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 1942
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 1942
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
January 1942 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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The Aircraftman, September 1942

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
September 1942
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Creator
Royal Canadian Air Force
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2012-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
September 1942
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
September 1942 edition of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the RCAF No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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Fingal Bombing and Gunnery School fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Fingal Bombing & Gunnery School fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1941-1945
Accession Number
99-11
2003-17
2003-21
2003-24
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Fingal Bombing & Gunnery School fonds
Creator
No.4 Bombing and Gunnery School (Fingal, Ont.)
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
99-11
2003-17
2003-21
2003-24
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1941-1945
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Physical Condition
Some poor, with loose and ripped pages.
History / Biographical
The Canadian government decided on a site west of Fingal in Southwold Township to establish the No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Eventually, No. 4 B&GS consisted of the main station at Fingal; bombing ranges at Dutton, Melbourne, Frome and Tempo; a Marine Section at Port Stanley; and bombing and gunnery ranges on Lake Erie. No. 4 B&GS operated from November 25, 1940 to February 17, 1945, during which time over 6,000 non-pilot aircrew members, from many countries in the British Empire, graduated from the School. Barracks were also constructed for the purposes of a German Prisoner of War camp which operated from November 1944 until November 1946.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of "The Fingal Observer" and "The Royal Canadian Air Force Observer" which were monthly newspapers (news bulletins) put out by the Fingal Bombing and Gunnery School during the Second World War, as well as four publications likely used as reference tools. A facsimile of a postmark from the P.O.W. camp and related notes is also included in the fonds.
File 1: "The Fingal Observer"- Vol.1, No. 1- February 15, 1941
File 2: "The Fingal Observer"- Vol.1, No. 2- March 15, 1941
File 3: "The Fingal Observer"- No.3 - April 15, 1941 (original and photocopy)
File 4: "The Fingal Observer"- Vol.1, No.5- June 15, 1941
File 5: "The Fingal Observer"- Vol.1, No.6- July 15, 1941
File 6: "The Fingal Observer"- Vol.1, No.7- August 15, 1941
File 7: "The Fingal Observer"- Vol.1, No.7- September 15, 1941
File 8: "The Fingal Observer"- No. 9- October 15, 1941 (p. 3-4 missing)- Acc. 99-11
File 9: "The Fingal Observer"- No.10- November 15, 1941.
File 10: "The Fingal Observer"- No.11- December 15, 1941.
File 11: "The Fingal Observer"- No.12- January 15, 1942.
File 12: "The Fingal Observer"- No.13- February 15, 1942.
File 13: "The Fingal Observer"- No.14- March 15, 1942.
File 14: "The Fingal Observer"- No.15- April 15, 1942.
File 15: "The Fingal Observer" - No. 16- May 15, 1942.
File 16: "The Fingal Observer"- No.17- June 15, 1942.
File 17: "The Royal Canadian Air Force Observer"- Vol.2, No.18- July 1942.
File 18: "The Royal Canadian Air Force Observer"- Vol.2, No.19- August 1942.
File 19: "The Royal Canadian Air Force Observer"- Vol.3., No.20- September 1942 (2 copies.)
File 20: "The Royal Canadian Air Force Observer"- Vol.2, No.21- October 1942.
File 21: "The Fingal Observer"- Vol.3, No.25- April 1943.
File 22: "The Fingal Observer"- Vol.3, No.26- May 1943 (2 copies.)
File 23: "The Fingal Observer"- Vol.3, No.27- June 1943 (2 copies.)
File 24: "Fingal Observer" - July 1943.
File 25: "Fingal Observer"- August 1943.
File 26: "Fingal Observer"- October 1943.
File 27: "Fingal Observer"- November 1943 (2 copies).
File 28: "Fingal Observer"- Christmas 1943 (2 copies).
File 29: "Fingal Observer"- March 1944 and April 1944.
File 30: "Fingal Observer"- May 1944 (2 copies.)
File 31: "Fingal Observer"- June 1944.
File 32: "Fingal Observer"- July 1944.
File 33: "Fingal Observer"- November 1944.
File 34: "Fingal Observer"- December 1944.
File 35: "The Fingal Observer"- Souvenir Number- February 1945 (2 copies).
File 36: "Gremlins on the Job" by Judy Varga, 1943. (Comic book about potential mechanical problems).
File 37: "Aircraft Spotters Guide, Part 2", 1942.
File 38: "Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Guide, Issue Number 4", 1942.
File 39: "The Battle of Britain - An Air Ministry Account of the Great Days from 8th August - 31st October 1940." (Distrubuted by the St. Thomas Times-Journal).
File 40: Prisoner of War Mail - Facsimile of postmark stamped "P.O.W. 10 - No. 13" plus notes about work performed in the area in 1945 by German prisoners (compiled by Mr. Bob Moore of St. Thomas).
Name Access
No.4 Bombing and Gunnery School (Fingal, Ont.)
Royal Canadian Air Force
Fingal (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Conservation
Mylar sheets placed over newsletters in poor condition- held together with bond paper and plastic paper clips.
Related Material
-Clerk records- Box 60, File 12: Fingal Bombing and Gunnery School Road 1942.

Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1944
Accession Number
2002-26
2002-25
2003-34
2008-04
2012-16
2013-22
2015-02
2019-03
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5
C3 Sh4 B9 F1
M5 S2 Sh1 B5
M5 S2 Sh1 B6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Technical Training School, St. Thomas, fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2002-26
2002-25
2003-34
2008-04
2012-16
2013-22
2015-02
2019-03
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B5
C3 Sh4 B9 F1
M5 S2 Sh1 B5
M5 S2 Sh1 B6
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1944
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
32 photographs
History / Biographical
The only facility of its kind in Ontario during the Second World War, No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas was established by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1939 to produce skilled ground crews for active wartime service. The Ontario Department of Health granted the RCAF permission to use the recently-built Ontario Psychiatric Hospital for wartime purposes. It was operated in compliance with Canada's commitment to establish air training facilities in sites removed from the theatre of war. Equipped to handle more than 2000 students at a time, the school offered six month course for aircraft electricians and aero-engine, airframe and instrument mechanics in addition to specialized training for fabric and sheet metal workers. When the war ended in 1945 the school was closed and the complex was returned to the Ontario Department of Health. (Source: Ontario Heritage Foundation Historical Plaque).
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of editions of "The Aircraftman", a monthly publication produced for the school, including the following editions: August, September, October, November and December 1940, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, August,October and December 1941; January, September and December 1942; February (2 copies); March, April, and December 1943; and June and December 1944. Fonds also consists of a publication entitled "St. Thomas Gets Its Wings" produced in April 1941 by the St. Thomas Times-Journal. This publication profiles the area and the importance of the school. Fonds furthermore consists of an undated edition of "The Intava World" magazine with contemporary profiles of airplanes and equipment published in England, and a photographic overview of the school and residence simply entitled "Royal Canadian Air Force, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada" which is undated but was likely produced shortly after the school's opening. Fonds contains a collection of photographs collected by Iris Vincent (nee Moyes), who compiled the images into a photograph album during her time working at the training school as a secretary. Includes photographs of individuals who worked at or attended the school, as well as photographs of events. Fonds contains medical records of RCAF personnel stationed at the Technical Training School during the Second World War. Records were created, collected and maintained by Dr. Joseph Mowat Janes. Arranged alphabetically. Access to these files is restricted due to privacy legislation.
Name Access
Technical Training School, St. Thomas
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Access Restriction
Access to medical records from AN 2015-02 are restricted due to provisions of privacy legislation, and are not in public domain. Please contact the archives for more information.

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