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Ryder, Stanley (Corporal)

Killed in Vehicle Accident 1942-January-30

Male Head

Birth Date: 1922 (age 20)

Son of Norman and Ida Ryder, of Farsley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

36 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (RAF)
Penhold, Alberta, 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
Died when the tractor he was driving overturned while entering a hangar.

Canada Primary Source School Daily Diary Entry – 1942-01-30

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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

Google Map Red Deer Cemetery, Canada
Lot 1 Block F

36 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (RAF) (36 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.

Airspeed Oxford Crash SFTS36

For Information on RCAF Station Penhold see here

  • RAF Roundel RCAF.Info - RCAF Station Penhold AB

  • RAF Roundel RCAF.Info - Relief Landing Field Innisfail AB

  • RAF Roundel RCAF.Info - Relief Landing Field Blackfalds AB

  • General Harvard Historical Aviation Society

  • General Midland Aircraft Recovery Group - Men Of 36 SFTS

  • Museum Bomber Command Museum Of Canada - 36 SFTS

  • Museum Vintage Wings Of Canada - SFTS Penhold

  • 1941-08-20 Primary Location Penhold AB Canada Current site of Red Deer Regional Airport CYQF
    1941-08-20 Relief Field Innisfail AB Canada Current site of Innisfail Airport CEM4
    1941-08-21 Relief Field Blackfalds AB Canada Abandoned returned to agriculture

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