Fonds - Fingal Bombing and Gunnery School fonds

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Fingal Bombing and Gunnery School fonds

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  • 1941-1945 (Creation)

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13 cm of textual records

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The Canadian government decided on a site west of Fingal in Southwold Township to establish the No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Eventually, No. 4 B&GS consisted of the main station at Fingal; bombing ranges at Dutton, Melbourne, Frome and Tempo; a Marine Section at Port Stanley; and bombing and gunnery ranges on Lake Erie. No. 4 B&GS operated from November 25, 1940 to February 17, 1945, during which time over 6,000 non-pilot aircrew members, from many countries in the British Empire, graduated from the School.

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Fonds consists of "The Fingal Observer" and "The Royal Canadian Air Force Observer", which were monthly newspapers (news bulletins) put out by the Fingal Bombing and Gunnery School during the Second World War. Also included are four publications likely used as reference tools.

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