Course 50 – No.1 EFTS Malton, Ontario…
4 March to 26 March, 1942
31 March to 8 April, 1942
8 April to 18 April, 1942
19 April to 24 April, 1942
26 April, 1942
Training to become a pilot was not that easy. Many young recruits would died while learning to fly so did their instructors. Who were those unsung heroes who taught George Boudreau to fly?
Mr. May for most of his early training day.
Mr. Hall flew with George Boudreau once on March 13, 1942.
The sequence of instructions were in George’s log book for everyone to understand.
George flew on different Tiger Moths the last one being 5883.
Information from RWR Walker database
|5883||de Havilland||De Havilland Canada||Tiger Moth||I|
|first date: 1 November 1941 – Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command|
|To Leavens Brothers Aircraft in Toronto for overhaul, 10 August to 14 October 1942. To storage with No. 1 Training Command when completed. Issued from storage on 2 November 1942, delivered to No. 20 Elementary Flying Training School at Oshawa, Ontario on 4 November 1944. To Leavens Brothers again, for repairs following a Category B crash, 30 December 1942 to 3 March 1943. To No. 3 Training Command when completed. Pending disposal from 14 July 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal. Stored at No. 1 AHU, where it was reported with 1856:30:20 total time, 1041:10 since overhaul.|
|last date: February 1945 – Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal|
George survived his first training.
Next time we will go with George to No.13 SFTS St-Hubert.