Sam Saunders, Training in Canada

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Title

Sam Saunders, Training in Canada

Description

The text contains some detail of Sam Saunders' training in Canada.
Photo 1 is annotated 'Our First Aeroplane January 1941'. It is an Anson with a group of 42 airmen arranged in front.
Photo 2 is the backs of 11 or so airmen in a classroom.
Photo 3 is two airmen working at desks.
Photo 4 is 17 airmen standing on grass in front of a brick building. They all have brevets.
Photo 4 is a cartoon of a couple dancing. One man is on the floor with a flag in his hand. There is a bottle spilling liquid. It is sketched in chalk on a blackboard and titled '5 AOS A Flight March 1941'.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2013-10

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Two printed sheets

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BThickettPSaundersEJv10005

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Transcription

[photograph]

OUR FIRST AEROPLANE JANUARY 1941

He started at Stevenson Field in Winnipeg as an Air Observer in Flying Training. Then to McDonald with Bombing, Gunnery and more Flying Training. It was here that he got his ‘brevet’, aircrew badge, and flying stripes. At Rivers he passed his Astro course and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer. This basic training had taken over a year and he wasn’t qualified as a navigator until the 25th of March 1941. But here is their first aeroplane, he is 7th from the left. He was commissioned in 1941.

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[two photographs]

No doubt there were a lot of exams taken, its difficult to imagine what navigation was like with no computer help. But someone was taking pictures and they all looked so diligent.

[two photographs]

Citation

Penny Thickett, “Sam Saunders, Training in Canada,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 30, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25325.

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