Commonwealth
Air Training Plan

1940 – 1945


Photographs of Memorial
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

Kingston
Kings County
Nova Scotia

Located on the east side of Marshall Road about 40m north from Highway One

GPS location:   44°59'01"N   64°57'38"W


Also see:   Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial, Middleton




Kingston: Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial
Photographed on 2 June 2003


Kingston: Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial
Photographed on 2 June 2003


CFB Greenwood was established in 1942 as a Royal Air Force Station
as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).
The BCATP was a plan to expand all Commonwealth air forces.
Greenwood was used as a training base during WW2.





The Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the BCATP, 1939-1945,
223 pages, by Fred J. Hatch, published 1983 by the Department of
National Defence, ISBN 0660114437, states that 856 students were
killed during their training in Canada by the BCATP.
The expression "Aerodrome of Democracy" is from Lester B. Pearson. While he was posted
to the Canadian embassy in Washington, he slipped it into a message that he had written for
the President of the United States to sign.
The phrase was later used by F.J. Hatch in the title of his book on the history of the BCATP.
Source:   http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vol3/no1_e/history_e/history1_e.html

Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, begun in late 1939,
crews for the air forces of Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand
were trained at airfields scattered across Canada.  By its finish in 1945,
the plan had trained 131,553 airmen, 55 per cent of them Canadian.

Historians J.L. Granatstein and Desmond Morton in Canada
and the Two World Wars,
published in 2003, describe the British
Commonwealth Air Training Plan as "quite possibly Canada's major
contribution" to World War Two.

The Globe & Mail, 17 March 2005

Links to Relevant Websites

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum History of the BCATP
    http://www.warplane.com/pages/ourstories_bcapt.html


The BCATP by Veterans Affairs Canada
    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondWar/bcatp


Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
    http://www.airmuseum.ca/


Aircraft of the BCATP
    http://www.lancastermuseum.ca/aircraftbcatp.html


The BCATP (author not known)
    http://www.ualberta.ca/EDMONTON/CONTRIB/airmuseum/aambcatp.html


Garden of Memories BCATP video
On June 6, 1999, the "Garden of Memories" memorial was unveiled in Winnipeg
as a permanent tribute to all those, both civilian and military alike, who trained, and
contributed to the success of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).
    http://www.airforce.gc.ca/grfx/hist_e/Gardenposter.jpg


Shearwater Aviation Museum
    http://www.shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca/







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Veterans Lane military memorial Veterans Lane military memorial Kingston
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/veteranslane.html


Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1940-1945 Middleton
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/bcatpww2.html


Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/bridgetownm.html


Clementsport war memorial Clementsport war memorial Clementsport
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/clemport.html


Clementsvale war memorial Clementsvale war memorial Clementsvale
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/clemvalem.html


Springfield war memorial Springfield war memorial Springfield
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/springfld.html


Berwick war memorial Berwick war memorial Berwick
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/berwickwar.html


Alfred Fuller Memorial Alfred Fuller memorial Somerset
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/fullermon.html


Veterans Memorial View Park Veterans Memorial View Park Avonport
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/veteranspark.html


Veterans Memorial Bench and Sundial Veterans Memorial Bench and Sundial Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/veteransbench.html


St. Antoine, 1682: historic signs St. Antoine, 1682 New Minas
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/newminas-antoine.html


Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/sheffieldmills.html


North Mountain airplane crash memorial North Mountain airplane crash memorial Brow of Mountain
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/browmtn.html


Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wolfmem.html


Canning war memorial Canning war memorial Canning
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/cannmem.html


Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/kentlegion.html


Kentville Memorial Park Kentville Memorial Park Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/kentmem.html


Kempt war memorial Kempt war memorial Kempt
    http://ns1763.ca/qrm/kemptmem.html


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First uploaded to the Internet:   2003 November 05
Latest update:   2007 November 18