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Elementary Flying Training School

A school designed for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan to five future pilots rudimentary flying training.

Evidence of the BCATP still exists just outside of Bowden, and can been seen while driving on Highway 2 approximately one hour north of Calgary. However, the former site of Royal Air Force (RAF) Station Bowden, No. 32 Elementary Flying Training School is now owned by Canada Correctional Services and is the home of the Bowden penitentiary.

Located south of Calgary, the former site of Royal Air Force (RAF) Station De Winton, No. 31 Elementary Flying Training School has been all but forgotten. Currently it is privately owned. Located outside of High River is the former BCATP base of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Station High River, No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS). It is currently privately owned and used for commercial purposes. There are two monuments that have been erected in High River, one inside the town and one at the actual site of the former base. To get to High River, follow Highway 2 south of Calgary.

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