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Blatchford Field

The Blatchford Field in Edmonton became a very important centre for the Allied war effort as it was situated in a geographically significant location.

Old aircraft at Edmonton Airport.Blatchford Field was the host to several very important air training schools for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and was the gateway northward for the American military, the Northwest Staging Route, the construction of the Alaska Highway, and the centre for ferrying aircraft to Russia for the Lend-Lease Program. It was also the airfield being used by one of the largest aircraft repair depots in Canada, Aircraft Repair Ltd.

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