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Beker, Raymond (Sergeant)

Died 1943-December-14

Birth Date: 1924-April-24 (age 19)

Born: Windsor, Nova Scotia

Edwin and Nellie B. Beker, of Windsor.

Home: Windsor, Nova Scotia

3 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School
MacDonald, Manitoba, Canada
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Air Gunner
Service Numbers
3 Bombing and Gunnery School, MacDonald, Manitoba. Sgt Beker was killed when he was struck by a car near the aerodrome at MacDonald.

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3 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School (3 Bomb and Gunnery School)

The Bombing and Gunnery School (B&GS) offered instruction in the techniques of bomb aiming and aerial machine gunnery to Air Observers, Bomb Aimers, and Wireless Air Gunners. These schools required large areas to accommodate their bombing and gunnery ranges, and were often located near water. The Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke, and Westland Lysander were the standard aircraft used at B&GS schools.
NO3 BGS MacDonald MB
  • RCAF Roundel - RCAF Station MacDonald Manitoba

  • Museum Manitoba Historical Society - 3 BGS History

  • 1941-03-10 Primary Location MacDonald MB Canada Abandoned returned to agriculture . Present site of Airport Hutterite Colony.

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