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James, Elsie Phyllis (Leading Aircraftwoman)

Died 1943-June-03

Birth Date: 1923-May-10 (age 20)

Born: Banff, Alberta

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney James, of Banff.

Home: Banff, Alberta

Enlistment: Calgary, Alberta

Enlistment Date: 1942-07-08

11 SFTS- Service Flying Training School
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
Leading Aircraftwoman
Service Numbers
Death by natural causes while in the Deer Lodge Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Canada Primary Source – Service File of War Dead 1939-47

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 Map Banff Cemetery, Canada
Lot 177 Sec 6

11 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (11 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.

NO11 SFTS Opening Day 1941

For more Information on RCAF Station Yorkton see here

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - RCAF Station Yorkton SK

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - Relief Landing Field Sturdee SK

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - Relief Landing Field Rhein SK

  • General 11 SFTS Yorkton SK History

  • Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial - 11 SFTS Yorkton History

  • Museum Vintage Wings - Ghosts of Saskatchewan

  • 1941-04-10 Primary Location Yorkton SK Canada Present site of Yorkton SK Airport CYQV
    1941-04-10 Relief Field Sturdee SK Canada Abandoned return to agriculture still visible on satellite imagery.
    1941-04-11 Relief Field Rhein SK Approximate location turf runways returned to agriculture

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