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The PlanRoyal Air Force trainees on HMT Rangitiki, en route to Canada for the British Commonwealth Air Training Program.

This section contains a general overview of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) as it occurred in Canada. It will tRoyal Air Force (RAF) Station, Pearce, Alberta, location of No. 36 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) ake a brief look at how the Plan came to be, and the reasons why both Canada and Great Britain agreed to the Plan. After some tough negotiations between Canadian and British diplomats, the agreement was signed and it didn’t take long for the Plan to be put into action. The Plan was a key cog to the Allied war machine. It impacted the economic, political and social life of dozens of Canadian communities and left a lasting impression on the Canadian landscape.

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