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This article contains a List of Facilities of the 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.
|British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada|
|Branch||Royal Canadian Air Force |
Royal Air Force
|Role||Aircrew and groundcrew training|
|Part of||British Commonwealth Air Training Plan|
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Consolidated PBY Catalina
|Engagements||World War II|
Schools and facilities were set up at 231 locations across Canada. Many of these facilities were airfields. In December 1939 the Canadian government identified 24 existing airfields that could be used, leaving 80 new ones to be built. Classroom facilities with residences were commandeered from universities, colleges, and other provincial institutions. Basic training facilities were commandeered from private schools and municipal governments. These "borrowed" facilities were augmented with new construction as required.
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