Category Archives: Training for Victory

4. For Duty and Prosperity

by Peter C. Conrad In all the communities given air training facilities, the reaction was very positive. Residents looked forward to the prosperity expected to result from the establishment of the schools. Although economic development was important, the opportunity to … Continue reading

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3. Building for the Future

by Peter C. Conrad The coming of the Air Training Plan was dramatic for the Prairies, which was just emerging from nearly a decade of Depression, as it promised millions of dollars of development. With the two unrelated phenomena of … Continue reading

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2. Preparing for the Great Undertaking

by Peter C. Conrad The development of the widely dispersed air training organization expected to consist of 33,000 service personnel and 6,000 civilians demanded a large commitment on the part of the administrators of the Royal Canadian Air Force. At … Continue reading

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1. Canada Becomes the Centre for Training Aircrew

by Peter C. Conrad After long difficult negotiations between New Zealand, Australia, Britain, and Canada, the agreement that brought the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan into being was to be signed on December 16, 1939, over three months after the … Continue reading

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Training for Victory

by Peter C. Conrad When Training for Victory was first published in 1989 it found a significant market in Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, all countries where those who participated in the British Commonwealth Air Training … Continue reading

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