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Dewar, William Charles (Corporal)

Killed in Vehicle Accident 1943-September-30

Birth Date: 1921 (age 22)

Son of William H. Dewar and Caroline S. Dewar, of Toronto.

Home: Toronto, Ontario

5 ITS- Initial Training School
Belleville, Ontario, 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
Service Numbers
Prev: U199179
5 Initial Training School, Belleville, Ontario. Cpl. Dewar died in the Belleville General Hospital of injuries sustained in a motor accident on 2 Highway.

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)

Corporal William Charles Dewar was cremated.

Google MapToronto, Ontario

Google MapBeechwood Cemetery
Cremation Memorial

5 ITS (5 Initial Training)

Pilot and Air Observer candidates began their 26- or 28-week training program with four weeks at an Initial Training School (ITS).They studied theoretical subjects and were subjected to a variety of tests. Theoretical studies included navigation, theory of flight, meteorology, duties of an officer, air force administration, algebra, and trigonometry. Tests included an interview with a psychiatrist, the 4 hour long M2 physical examination, a session in a decompression chamber, and a "test flight" in a Link Trainer as well as academics. At the end of the course the postings were announced. Occasionally candidates were re-routed to the Wireless Air Gunner stream at the end of ITS.

Ontario Provincial School for the Deaf.

More information on the RCAF Station at Windsor Mills can be found at

RCAF Roundel - RCAF Station Belleville ON

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