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Nairn, Cuthbert William (Aircraftman 2nd Class)

Died 1941-08-17

Male Head

Birth Date: 1919-04-28 (age 23)

Son of Cuthbert and Margaret Nairn, of Edmonton.

Home: Edmonton, Alberta

Service
RCAF
Unit
4 ITS- Initial Training School
Base
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Rank
Aircraftman 2nd Class
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
Service Numbers
R/105814
4 Initial Training School, Edmonton, Alberta. AC2 Nairn died as the result of injuries sustained when he dove into a swimming pool.

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

Burial
Google Map Edmonton Cemetery, Canada
Block 45 Sub Div J Grave 8

4 ITS- Initial Training School (4 Initial Training School)

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.

Edmonton Normal School

More information on the RCAF Station at Edmonton can be found at
  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - RCAF Station Edmonton AB

  • 1941-01-01 Primary Location Edmonton AB Canada Built in 1928, Corbett Hall is located on the University of Alberta North Campus

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