WW2 1942 RCAF Squadron Dance ITS School #4 Edmonton

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Card for Squadron Dance held on April 25th 1942 at the Administration Building of Initial Training School No 4, located at the Edmonton Normal School.

No. 4 Initial Training School
Course 48
By kind permission of  
Wing Commander J.A. Hutchison Commanding Officer.


Administration Building
Saturday April 25th, 1942  8:30 PM Music by Station Orchestra


Inside are two pages of the Programme, with names written in.

On inside back cover, name written in pencil “Mrs Woods 10524 83 Ave Phone 31982

4 pages + covers.

Back cover has paper damage where glued into album

4 ¾” x 3 ¼”


British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) in Canada. The BCATP was a major program for training Allied air crews during World War II that was administered by the Government of Canada, and commanded by the Royal Canadian Air Force with the assistance of a board of representatives from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Aircrew training facilities Initial Training Schools

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.

…No. 4 Edmonton Normal School, Edmonton, Alberta….