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Shaw, Grenville Hammerton (Wing Commander)

Killed in Flying Accident 1940-09-27

Male Head

Birth Date: 1907-01-01 (age )

2 SFTS- Service Flying Training School
Uplands, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Wing Commander
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
F/O Young and W/C. G.H. Shaw (RAF) were both killed when Yale aircraft 3431 failed to recover from a spin and crashed near the aerodrome at Uplands.

Canada Primary Source School Daily Diary Entry – 1940-09-27

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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

Google Map Mount Royal Cemetery, Canada
Sec G943 Grave 323

Crew on Yale 3431

North American Yale

Source: CWHM

The North American NA-64 (NA-64 P-2 or NAA-64 P-2 in French service, Yale in Canadian service) is a low-wing single piston engine monoplane advanced trainer aircraft that was built for the French Air Force and French Navy, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, and with the Luftwaffe as a captured aircraft during World War II.

Ordered as a follow-on to the NA-57 as a two-seat advanced trainer, the NA-64 P-2/NAA-64 P-2 represented a major structural improvement, with a longer all-metal fuselage replacing the fabric covered fuselage of the NA-57. As well as metal skin replacing the fabric on the fuselage, the fin was changed from having a corrugated skin to being a smooth stressed skin structure and was moved slightly aft, lengthening the rear fuselage while the engine was moved forward to maintain the center of gravity. The rudder was also changed from the rounded shape used previously to one with a roughly triangular shape with the broadest part being at the bottom to improve handling at high angles of attack. In one respect however, it was a step backwards from its immediate predecessor, the BT-14, with which it is often confused, in that the earlier straight wings were used with the result that in RCAF service, when compared to the later and more powerful Harvard II it was flown alongside, it had different handling characteristics and lower performance.

The British Purchasing Commission bought the 119 aircraft that had not yet been delivered to France in 1940, and transferred them to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan between August and September 1940, and all were operational by November. The type was named the Yale Mk.I following British naming practice of naming trainers after education institutions and US-supplied aircraft after American locations, in this case, Yale University, and were used initially as intermediate pilot trainers taking pilots from the de Havilland Tiger Moth and Fleet Finch to the much faster and more complex North American Harvard, until this category was dispensed with as being unnecessary. They were then relegated for use as airborne wireless radio trainers, along with the contemporary Fleet Fort intermediate trainer in 1943. Prior to service entry, the throttle and engine mixture controls were modified from the system used by the French whereby the throttle was pulled back to increase power, and the mixture control pulled back to lean out the mixture, to the system used on the Harvard. Wikipedia

Wkikpedia Wikipedia North American Yale

YouTube YouTube North American Yale

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (119), Canadian Aircraft Losses (21)
last update: 2021-11-01 19:58:00

Yale 3431

With No. 2 Service Flying Training School at Uplands, Ontario. Category A damage on 27 September 1940 at Uplands, when it failed to recover form an intentional spin. Crashed on aerodrome. Flying Officer D.S.T. Young and W/C G.H. Shaw, RAF killed.
1940-09-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1940-September-27 Accident: 2 Service Flying Training School Loc: Uplands Ottawa Names: Shaw | Young
1940-12-14 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

2 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (2 Service Flying Training School)

RCAF Station Uplands now the site of Ottawa International Airport CYOW
Instructors NO2 SFTS

RCAF Roundel - RCAF Station Uplands Ottawa Ontario

RCAF Roundel - Relief Landing Field Carp Ontario

RCAF Roundel - Relief Landing Field Edwards Ontario

Museum Vintage Wings - Inside Uplands

General 2 SFTS Uplands History

1940-01-01 Primary Location Uplands ON Canada Present site of Macdonald Cartier Airport Ottawa CYOW
1940-01-01 Relief Field Edwards, ON Canada Abandoned grass runways returned to agriculture.
1940-01-01 Relief Field Carp, ON Canada Currently the site of Carp Airport CYRP

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