Posted By:William Perry
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Subject:Re: RAF who trained in Canada
Post Date:April 15, 2012 at 00:08:37
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I could not find any listing of the trainees that went thru the training you describe, but maybe the following information may help you.

“On 6th June 1999 a new memorial to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan will be dedicated in the Air Force Heritage Park at 17 Wing, Winnipeg. This "Garden of Memories" will contain the names of RCAF/CAF, RAF, RAAF and RNZAF servicemen who participated in the BCATP.”

http://www.network54.com/Forum/6243/message/920368639/New+BCATP+Memorial+in+Winnipeg

17796 RAF pilots went thru this training between Oct 1940 – March 1945. There are many others that went thru here for other training as well.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/secondwar/bcatp/page5

Link to the marker information;

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMCH8Z_MHM_British_Commonwealth_Air_Training_Plan_BCATP_Winnipeg_MB

RCAF link with additional information;
“The memory stones are made of red granite. Each stone can display a variety of information from name and origins to dates of birth and death. The stones are laid so that each stone will appear individually rather than as a group.”

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/v2/hst/page-eng.asp?id=532

You may be able to get a personnel listing from one of these sources. Based on the information they say is on the memorial stones, you may be able to narrow your search. I hope this helps.

Good hunting, William