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Rowley, Richard Jepson (Leading Airman (Acting))

Drowned 1942-06-16

Male Head

Birth Date: 1915-01-01 (age 27)

Son of Frederick Richard and Sybil Grace Rowley, of Exeter, England.

Service
RN FAA
Unit
31 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (RAF)
Base
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Rank
Leading Airman (Acting)
Position
Service Numbers
FX85440
Acting Leading Airman G.D. Askew, Acting Leading Airman R.J. Rowley and Acting Leading Airman I.H.F. Martin, whose boat had capsized in rough water on Lake Ontario.
Mr L. McGeein, was lost attempting to rescue the capsized airmen.
A/L/A Rowley and A/L/A Askew also died in this incident.

General year%2Dold%20Lawrence%20McGeein, Harvards Above, A book about 31 Service Flying Training School

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find-A-Grave.com Find-A-Grave.com

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

Burial
Google Map Cataraqui Cemetery, Canada
Sec G Range 6 Grave 4

31 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (RAF) (31 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.

SFTS31 Kingston ON

For More information on RCAF Station Kingston see here

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - RCAF Station Kingston ON

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - Relief Landing Field Ganaoque ON

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - Relief Landing Field Sandhurst ON

  • 1940-10-07 Primary Location Kingston ON Canada Currently site of Kingston Norman Rogers Airport CYGK
    1940-10-07 Relief Field Ganaoque On Canada Currently site Gananoque Private Airport
    1940-10-08 Relief Field Sandhurst ON Location approximate. Currently site of Lennox Power Generation station.

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