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Dunnville No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum Memorial

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Municipality/Province: Dunnville, ON

Memorial Number: 35019-034

Type: Landscaped RCAF crest (with walkway), Harvard (aircraft), three slabs, plaque, paving bricks, four benches and flags

Address: 536 Port Maitland Road

Location: No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 42.876824   Long: -79.589949

Contributor: Pat Logan

This memorial was dedicated by the No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum in July 2004, to the 47 men who lost their lives while training at No. 6 Service Flying Training School. The 10th Anniversary, July 3, 2009, saw the first dedication of 85 Memorial Bricks, four Memorial benches, stones with the lists of names of those lost, at Hagersville and Jarvis bases and a rededication of the entire memorial. Lest We Forget.

Each year from now, the ceremony will include the dedication of new Memorial Bricks and the rededication of the Memorial itself. Description - This rather large monument is situated on what was the parade grounds when No. 6 was an operational base. It is shaped in the form of the Royal Canadian Air Force Crest done in flowers and coloured stones. The top portion is shaped like a crown, in the centre of the circle is a Harvard on a pedestal with the number 47 on it to signify the number of men who lost their lives while training at this base. The maple leaf is done is red stone, the white portions that you see on the sides and towards the bottom are white stones with flowers also.

On each side of the Memorial, Memorial Bricks are being placed for those who did not serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force, including members of the No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum. The main circle is surrounded by a stone walkway and inside this circle, Memorial Bricks are being placed for the Veterans who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

There are four donated Memorial Benches at the bottom of the walkway for people to sit. The flags each signify a country of the men who trained at No. 6 Service Flying Training School (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States of America and England) as well as, the Royal Canadian Air Force flag.

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Inscription found on memorial

[Civil Engineering Stone/ Pierre du génie civil]

NATIONAL HISTORIC
CIVIL ENGINEERING SITE

SITE HISTORIQUE NATIONAL
DE GÈNIE CIVIL

BRITISH COMMOWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN
No. 6 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL - DUNNVILLE

[left column/colonne à gauche]

A TRIBUTE TO CANADA'S CIVIL ENGINEERS WHO,
BETWEEN 1940 AND 1943, WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF 88 AIRFIELDS
AND 88 RELIEF FIELDS, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE
REQUISITE INFRASTRUCTURE.

THE AIRFIELDS WERE REQUIRED BY THE BRITISH
COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN WHICH
TRAINED MORE THAN 250,000 PERSONNEL, OF
WHOM 131,000 WERE AIRCREW, FOR THE ALLIED
WAR EFFORT, THIS FIELD, DUNNVILLE AIRPORT,
WAS THE SITE OF NO. 6 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING
SCHOOL.

CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR
CIVIL ENGINEERING

[right column/colone à droite]

HOMMAGE AUX INGÈNIEURES CIVILES DU CANADA,
QUI ENTRE LES ANNÉES 1940 ET 1943, ÉTAIENT
RÉSPONSABLES POUR LA CONCEPTION ET
L'ÉTABLISSEMENT DE 88 TERRAINS D'AVIATIONS ET
DE 88 TERRAINS SUPPLEMÉNTAIRES, ANSI QUE
TOUTE L'INFRASTRUCTURE REQUISE.

LES TERRAINS D'AVIATION ÉTAIENT REQUIS PAR LE
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN, QUI A
ENTRAINÉ U-DELÀ DE 250,000 PERSONNELS,
DÈSQUELS 131,000 FASSAIENT PARTIE DU PILOTAGE
POUR L'APPUI ALLIÉ DE LA GUERRE. CE TERRAIN,
L'AÉROPORT DUNNVILLE, ÉTAIT LE SITE DE L'ÉCOLE
DE VOL DE BASE, No. 6 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING
SCHOOL.

SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE
DE GÉNIE CIVIL

[bottom centre/centre inférieur]

2003

 

[Hagersville stone/ Pierre d'Hagersville]

PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

NO. 16 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL
R.C.A.F. HAGERSVILLE ONT.

A UNIT OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
AIR TRAINING PLAN WAS DEDICATED
IN 1941 AND SERVED AS A TWIN AND
SINGLE ENGINE PILOT TRAINING SCHOOL.

THE 16 AIRMEN NAMED ON THE PLAQUE
LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE SERVING AT THIS SCHOOL.

IN REMEMBRANCE OF

[left column/colonne de gauche]

LAC F.R. COOK
LAC G.H. McLURE
LAC H.W.H. PARTLOW
LAC J.N. FORST
LAC O.K. NICKERSON
P/O J. CASKIE
LAC L.C. JONES
LAC R.B. STEELMAN

[right column/colonne de droite]

LAC G.B. TAYLOR
LAC H.J. LEE
LAC F.V. STEPHENS
LAC SMILEY
F/L S.G.N. GROVE
SGT H.G.R. DRAKE
F/L J.H. CHANDLER
LAC T.O.C. POUYAT (RAF)

LEST WE FORGET

[Jarvis Stone/Pierre de Jarvis]

NO. 1 BOMBING AND GUNNERY SCHOOL
R.C.A.F. JARVIS

WAS A UNIT OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
AIR TRAINING PLAN, THE 39 MEN NAMED ON THIS PLAQUE
LOST THEIR LIVES SERVING AT JARVIS

IN REMEMBRANCE OF

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

[left column/colonne de gauche]

F/O E.J. BOUNDS
LAC J.A.W. BOYD
LAC G.C. BURKE
LAC H. BURNEP
AC2 P.J. DEERBANK
CPL W.C. DOAN
LAC J.S.W. GRAY
P/O J.H. GREEN
SGT F.J. HAWKE
LAC A.R. HAYES
LAC J.A. HOLGATE
LAC F.E. INNES
SGT G.R. JACKSON
LAC J.H. KEARNEY

[right column/colonne de droite]

LAC R.W.G. KILLICK
LAC W.M. KIRKBY
LAC J.A. LeFURGEY
SGT R.N. McCRANK
AC2 I.B. MOREHOUSE
F/O E.B. NORBURY
F/O T.H. PERLEY-MARTIN
F/O M.B. POOLE
LAC A.C. REED
LAC H.P. SAMUEL
LAC S. SCHWARTZ
LAC J.A. SMITH
F/S G.R. TROUTBECK
LAC G.N. WINFIELD


ROYAL AIR FORCE
LAC F.G. BARBER
LAC G.C. BEST
SGT N. WADE
LAC R. WALLER
LAC J.S. WILLIAMS

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
LAC R. McNABB
P/O K. SLATER
LAC C. TAGGART
F/S J.B. WATTS

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE
SGT J.W. WHITEHEAD

CIVILIAN - HARRY BULLOCK

LEST WE FORGET

 

[Dunville Stone/Pierre de Dunnville]

BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN
NO. 6 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL - DUNNVILLE

1940 - 1944

THIS MEMORIAL IS IN RECOGNITION OF
ALL THOSE WHO SERVED AT NO. 6 S.F.T.S.
ALSO IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING WHO LOST
THEIR LIVES WHILE STATIONED AT THIS BASE

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

[left column/colonne de gauche]

P/O ANGUS, ALEXANDER
F/O BALDWIN, JESSE
LAC BENNIMAN, DONALD
LAC BILKEY, JAMES
LAC BLAIR, FREDERICK
LAC CONNORS, HERBERT
LAC DAVIDSON, ROBERT
W.O.1 DEAN, LLOYD
F/L DUNSTAN, ARTHUR
LAC FLEMING, MARSHALL
LAC GOUGH, CHARLES
LAC GUELICH, ALLISON
W.O.1 HERRON, MARVIN
LAC KENDALL, CLYDE
W.O.2 KIRK, NORMAN
P/O KLINTWORTH, RICHARD
W.O.1 LAWRENCE, ARTHUR
LAC MOORE, SYDNEY
P/O MCINTYRE, JAMES

[right column/colonne de droite]

LAC MCMARTIN, JOHN
F/O NAISMITH, ROSS
LAC O'CONNOR, PATRICK
LAC PANTING, REGINALD
F/SGT PATERSON, JOHN
ROYAL R/O PENN, LLOYD
SGT POMEROY, GEORGE
LAC POSTLEWAITE, GEORGE
P/O QUINN, DOUGLAS
P/O ROY, WILLIAM
AC2 SCHARF, LYALL
P/O SCHATZ, SANFORD
LAC SCHWARTZ, FRANK
LAC STEVENS, ROBERT
LAC STEWART, HAROLD
SGT STRICKLAND, PETER
LAC TAYLOR, WILLIAM
LAC TIBBETTS, WILMOT

 

ROYAL AIR FORCE
LAC  SMITH, WILLIAM
LAC  TENNIAN, JOHN

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE
LAC  GREEN, STANTON
LAC  HAWORTH, JOHN
LAC  RANKIN, ALASTAIR
LAC  WILLIS, ALEXANDER
LAC  WOOD, NOEL

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
SGT  ANDERSON, CLARENCE
F/SGT  EVANS, BRIAN
P/O  LEIGH, KENNETH

LEST WE FORGET
NO. 6 RCAF DUNNVILLE MUSEUM 1999 INC.
JULY 4, 2004

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