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Farnham, Roy Earnest (Sergeant)

Killed in Vehicle Accident 1942-June-12

Birth Date: 1921 (age 21)

Son of James and Emma Farnham, of Hamilton, Ontario.

Home: Hamilton, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
20 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School
Base
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Rank
Sergeant
Marshal
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
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Pilot
Service Numbers
R/75527
20 Elementary Flying Training School, Oshawa, Ontario. RE Farnham died while in the Christie Street Hospital in Toronto as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the West Rougehill Bridge on 2 Highway near Pickering, Ontario.

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)


20 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School (20 Elementary Flying Training School)

An Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) gave a trainee 50 hours of basic flying instruction on a simple trainer like the De Havilland Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch, or Fairchild Cornell over 8 weeks.Elementary schools were operated by civilian flying clubs under contract to the RCAF and most of the instructors were civilians. For example, No. 12 EFTS Goderich was run by the Kitchener-Waterloo Flying Club and the County of Huron Flying Club.The next step for a pilot was the Service Flying Training School.

More Information on RCAF StationOshawa can be found here

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - RCAF Station Oshawa Ontario

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - Relief Landing Field Whitby Ontario

  • General City Of Oshawa - Former BCATP Buildings restored

    1941-06-21 Primary Location Oshawa ON Canada Current site of Oshawa Municipal Airport CYOO
    1941-06-21 Relief Field Whitby ON Canada Current site of Thicksons Point Whitby Ontario

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