No.1 BFTS Fallen Cadets Memorial

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During World War II thousands of British cadets learned to fly at six civilian training schools in the United States. The first and largest of the schools was in Terrell, Texas. More than 2,200 Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Corps earned their wings over North Texas between 1941 and 1945. Terrell's citizens welcomed the student pilots into their homes and their community, forging many life-long bonds. Because of these friendships, the cadets started a museum in Terrell to remember their friendships and the twenty cadets who died there.
The museum celebrates this little known chapter of World War II history. The collection includes hundreds of historical items: log books, training materials, WWII memorabilia and uniforms. The museum's archives contain the most extensive record of the No. 1 British Flying Training School that exists. (From the website:

This is memorial to Our Boys, the fallen cadets of the No. 1 British Flying Training School.

Our Boys
Richard Douglas Mollett
George Irvine Hanson
Raymond Alan Berry
Leonard George Blower
Aubrey Richard Atkins
James Craig
Geoffrey Mark Harris
Alan Samuel Gadd
Thomas Travers
Alan Reginald Langston
Vincent Henry Cockman
Frank Robert Wilfred Frostic
Michael John M. Hosier
Maurice Leslie Jensen
Kenneth William Coaster
Maurice William Arthur Williamson
Harold Gilbert Slocock
Thomas Sim Beedie
Raymond Brinley Botcher
William Lewis Ibbs
William Howard Perry, Cadet
Malcolm Blunt Mac Donald, Instructor
Troy O. Somerville, Instructor
Clifton Arthur LeVan, Instructor


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