Fonds MJ-144 - RAF No. 32 SFTS Choir fonds

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RAF No. 32 SFTS Choir fonds

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MJ-144

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  • 1944 (Creation)
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    RAF No. 32 SFTS Choir
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    Moose Jaw

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.4 cm of textual records.

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(1940-1944)

Administrative history

The Royal Air Force (RAF) No. 32 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) was initially numbered No. 10 SFTS. They were stations at Tern Hill, Shropshire, England, however, in November 1940 the school moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. At this time the school was renumbered to No. 32 SFTS. On November 3, 1944, No. 32 SFTS closed. During its four year operation, 1207 students graduated from the program in Moose Jaw. In 1952, the base became the No. 2 Flying Training School and later the home of the aerobatic demonstration team, the Snowbirds. The RAF No. 32 SFTS Choir was a male choir from this base.

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This fonds consists of material relating to the R. A. F. No. 32 Choir’s Nautical Nites performance on Wednesday, February 16, 1944. The performance was sponsored by the Westhall Club of St. John’s Church and all proceeds from the event went to the local Navy Auxiliary. It was held at the Moose Jaw Technical School. The performance was conducted by Eric Holden and accompanied by William Poole. This fonds includes newspaper clippings about the performance, a ticket and a programme from the event.

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The donor of this material is unknown.

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  • English

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Two photographs of the event were removed and placed in the photograph collection: 2012-780 – 2012-781. The archive also has a vertical file entitled “Royal Air Force – Service Flying Training School #32 MJ”.

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This fonds was re-boxed and refoldered in 2013.

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Box V-194

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