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Boll, Roderick James Joseph (Aircraftman 1st Class)

Died 1940-December-25

Birth Date: 1911-March-08 (age 29)

Born: Weyburn Sakatchewan

Son of Joseph John and Winifred Cathrine Boll, of Viceroy.

Home: Viceroy, Saskatchewan

3 SFTS- Service Flying Training School
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Aircraftman 1st Class
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
aero engine mechanic
Service Numbers
3 Service Flying Training School, Calgary, Alberta. Death by natural causes.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Google MapViceroy, Saskatchewan
Google MapViceroy Cemetery
Lot 15 Block 3

3 SFTS (3 Service Flying Training School)

Graduates of the EFTS "learn-to-fly" program went on a Service Flying Training School (SFTS) for 16 weeks. For the first 8 weeks the trainee was part of an intermediate training squadron; for the next 6 weeks an advanced training squadron and for the final 2 weeks training was conducted at a Bombing & Gunnery School. The Service schools were military establishments run by the RCAF or the RAF.

There were two different types of Service Flying Training Schools. Trainees in the fighter pilot stream went to an SFTS like No. 14 Aylmer, where they trained in the North American Harvard or North American Yale. Trainees in the bomber, coastal or transport pilot stream went to an SFTS like No. 5 Brantford where they learned multi-engine technique in an Airspeed Oxford, Avro Anson or Cessna Crane.

Cessna Crane Midair No3 SFTS Calgary

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