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martin14 @ Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:00 pm

Regina Regina:
The Royal Australian Air Force........must have been training accidents with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP)



Yes R, probably most were training accidents.

   



martin14 @ Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:04 pm

DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Reg, the Beechmount cemetery is a stones throw from the City Centre (formerly Municipal) airport. Lots of RAF/RAAF/RCAF training there during the wars. Many of the headstones were marked with the RAF, RCAF, or RAAF crests. I saw many different branches of service, from 1913 (the earliest I saw) to present day.

I could actually make out the roof of Blatchford hangar from the cemetery. edit - it's darn near across the street from the airport.

http://www.acesofww2.com/Canada/aces/blatchford.htm




Caleb, thank you very much for going to Beechmount. :rock: :rock:

   



DrCaleb @ Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:30 pm

martin14 martin14:
Caleb, thank you very much for going to Beechmount. :rock: :rock:


The pleasure was mine sir. [BB] I got more out of the trip than I care to admit. PDT_Armataz_01_34

   



Regina @ Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:00 pm

DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Reg, the Beechmount cemetery is a stones throw from the City Centre (formerly Municipal) airport. Lots of RAF/RAAF/RCAF training there during the wars. Many of the headstones were marked with the RAF, RCAF, or RAAF crests. I saw many different branches of service, from 1913 (the earliest I saw) to present day.

I could actually make out the roof of Blatchford hangar from the cemetery. edit - it's darn near across the street from the airport.

http://www.acesofww2.com/Canada/aces/blatchford.htm

That's a GREAT link!!

What stuck me as odd with a couple of those guys is that they were (L.A.C.) Rank: Leading Aircraftman, which I believe is ground crew. When you think of training accidents I think of the crashes but I suppose dangerous things happen on the ground with so much going on. Two were on the same day.

   



martin14 @ Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:29 pm

DAUPHIN (RIVERSIDE) CEMETERY in Manitoba has been completed.

I also got some very nice pics from Middleton in my email today,
only Fort Massey to go !

   



Regina @ Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:37 pm

8) 8)

   



martin14 @ Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:52 am

Trenton in Ontario is now done.

   



martin14 @ Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:38 am

Jarvis is now done as well.


Still needs help in Sask. and Quebec....

   



martin14 @ Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:10 pm

P.E.I. is now done !

New Brunswick done !

One guy in Halifax and Nova Scotia would be done.



I will get Victoria when I come home for a holiday in a couple of weeks.


Still Saskatchewan, Montreal and Winnipeg to work on..


Many thanks to people in different places quietly doing good work. [B-o] [B-o]

   



martin14 @ Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:55 am

Thanks for the pics Shep ! :rock: :rock: :rock:

   



martin14 @ Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:01 am

This is the updated list.. completed ones marked in red.




VICTORIA (ROYAL OAK) BURIAL PARK

CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY -- COMPLETED

EDMONTON (BEECHMOUNT) CEMETERY -- COMPLETED
RED DEER CEMETERY

MOSSBANK CEMETERY
NORTH BATTLEFORD CEMETERY
SASKATOON (WOODLAWN) CEMETERY
YORKTON CEMETERY
HUMBOLDT (MUNICIPAL) CEMETERY

BRANDON CEMETERY, Manitoba -- COMPLETED
DAUPHIN (RIVERSIDE) CEMETERY -- COMPLETED
PORTAGE-LA-PRAIRIE (HILLSIDE) CEMETERY
WINNIPEG (BROOKSIDE) CEMETERY
WINNIPEG (ELMWOOD) CEMETERY
WINNIPEG ASSUMPTION GARDENS

AYLMER CEMETERY Ontario
JARVIS (KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH) CEMETERY Ontario -- COMPLETED
TRENTON (ST. GEORGE'S) CEMETERY Ontario -- COMPLETED

METIS BEACH (UNITED CHURCH) CEMETERY
MONTREAL (MOUNT ROYAL) CEMETERY
MONTREAL (NOTRE DAME DES NEIGES)
ST. JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU (ST. JAMES) CEMETERY


New Brunswick - 4 burials in 2 cemeteries. -- COMPLETED

HALIFAX (FORT MASSEY) CEMETERY

SUMMERSIDE PEOPLE'S CEMETERY P.E.I. -- COMPLETED

GANDER WAR CEMETERY
GOOSE BAY JOINT SERVICES CEMETERY, LABRADOR

   



ShepherdsDog @ Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:14 am

Did I send one of May as well? Lawley and he are buried side by side as they died in the same accident. I have a pic of the two graves side by side, but my buddy decided to get into that picture too.

   



martin14 @ Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:31 am

I have all 3 Shep, thank you and the guy who did it very much !

   



EyeBrock @ Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:39 am

Regina Regina:
DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Reg, the Beechmount cemetery is a stones throw from the City Centre (formerly Municipal) airport. Lots of RAF/RAAF/RCAF training there during the wars. Many of the headstones were marked with the RAF, RCAF, or RAAF crests. I saw many different branches of service, from 1913 (the earliest I saw) to present day.

I could actually make out the roof of Blatchford hangar from the cemetery. edit - it's darn near across the street from the airport.

http://www.acesofww2.com/Canada/aces/blatchford.htm

That's a GREAT link!!

What stuck me as odd with a couple of those guys is that they were (L.A.C.) Rank: Leading Aircraftman, which I believe is ground crew. When you think of training accidents I think of the crashes but I suppose dangerous things happen on the ground with so much going on. Two were on the same day.


Some of the LAC's (ah those were the days when I was one!)that were involved in Aircrew training had re-mustered from within the RAF/RAAF/RCAF/RNzAF etc and entered aircrew training. They wouldn't get Sgt Aircrew until they had gone through NCO (Aircrew) training which could come after their crew training.

The lowest aircrew rank was (and still is in the RAF/RAAF/RNzAF) Sgt.

They are still seen as 'plastic' Sgts though! Real Sgt's are ex LAC/SAC/Cpl's!

   



Benn @ Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:41 am

martin14 martin14:
I have all 3 Shep, thank you and the guy who did it very much !



Martin, are you looking for pics of just the grounds or the actual graves of the members?

   



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