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No. 4 Training Command

There were four Training Commands established to run the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). No. 4 Training Command (TC) was formed April 29, 1940 at Regina, Saskatchewan. On October 1, 1941, it was moved to Calgary. The following are the bases that No. 4 TC was responsible for:

Initial Training Schools (ITS)
No. 2 Regina Saskatchewan
No. 4 Edmonton, Alberta

Elementary Flying Training Schools (EFTS)
No. 5 Lethbridge, Alberta (moved to High River, Alberta June 1941)
No. 8 Vancouver, B.C.
No. 15 Regina, Saskatchewan No. 16 Edmonton, Alberta
No. 18 Boundary Bay, B.C.
No. 24 Abbotsford, B.C.
No. 25 Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
No. 31 De Winton, Alberta (RAF)
No. 32 Bowden, Alberta (RAF)
No. 33 Caron, Saskatchewan (RAF)
No. 34 Assiniboia (RAF school incorporated into No. 25)
No. 36. Pearce, Alberta (RAF)

Service Flying Training Schools (SFTS)
No. 3 Calgary, Alberta
No. 7 Fort Macleod, Alberta
No. 8 Weyburn, Saskatchewan
No. 15 Claresholm, Alberta
No. 19 Vulcan, Alberta
No. 32 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (RAF)
No. 34 Medicine Hat, Alberta (RAF)
No. 36 Penhold, Alberta (RAF)
No. 37 Calgary, Alberta (RAF)
No. 38 Estevan, Saskatchewan (RAF)
No. 39 Swift Current, Saskatchewan (RAF)
No. 41 Weyburn, Saskatchewan (RAF school incorporated into No.8)

Flying Instructor School (FIS)
No. 2 Vulcan, Alberta (Moved to Pearce, Alberta May 1943)

Operational Training Squadron 
No. 13 Sea Island (moved to Patricia Bay, B.C. November 1940)

Operational Training Unit 
No. 3 Patricia Bay, B.C.
No. 5 Boundary Bay, B.C.
No. 6 Comox, B.C.
No. 32 Patricia Bay, B.C. (RAF school incorporated into No.3)

Air Observers Schools (AOS)
No. 2 Edmonton, Alberta
No. 3 Regina, Saskatchewan (moved to Pearce, Alberta in September 1942)

Wireless School (WS)
No. 2 Calgary, Alberta

Bombing and Gunnery Schools (B&GS)
No. 2 Mossbank, Saskatchewan
No. 8 Lethbridge, Alberta

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