Category Archives: The People of the Plan

4. Sticking With What He Wanted

by Peter C. Conrad Bill Minor was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and was living there when the Second World War started. In February 1943, he joined the RCAF, but he was not needed until June, so he waited at home. … Continue reading

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3. Ever More Remote

by Peter C. Conrad The Second World War was a time of change, with opportunities for everyone that did not exist before. Yvonne found employment in Regina as an engine lathe operator in a plant that produced anti-tank gun carriages, … Continue reading

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2. From the Battle of Britain to Muddy Canadian Fields

by Peter C. Conrad Robert Steel was a British member of the advance party to arrive at Godrich, Ontario in “tropical gear” on October 26, 1940. Trucks picked them up, “which headed out on the open highway, on the wrong … Continue reading

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1. From the Fur Trade to Flying Instructor

by Peter C. Conrad Before the Second World War began, Jim Kirk had completed his Business Administration certificate in Winnipeg, worked in the Hudson’s Bay Company in retail before transferring to the Fur Trade Department. Jim was serving in trading … Continue reading

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The People of the Plan

by Peter C. Conrad The People of the Plan, was written in the years after Training for Victory was published. It is an oral history of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, and was produced from the extensive interviews and … Continue reading

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