Fleet Finch – No. 13 EFTS St. Eugene

Fleet Finch 4643

Pilote de Spitfire - Spitfire Pilot


Fleet Finch Mk II
Collection Georges Nadon

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No. 20 E.F.T.S., Oshawa

It has been a long time since I have written a post on this blog.

I had one on the back burner and I had forgotten to post it.

Bad day flying

I only write when I have something to share.

I have something that might be of interest to someone who was stationed at No. 20 E.F.T.S., Oshawa or a relative.

   Logbook pages 3-4

These are two pages taken from this logbook.

Logbook cover

This is Rodolphe Lafrenière, a Handley Page Halifax pilot with 425 Alouette Squadron during WWII.

Rodolphe Lafreni+¿re

His son André shared his father’s logbook and several photos with me.

None were taken at No. 20 EFTS Oshawa. These are two I found on the Internet.



These logbook pages are interesting artefacts because we have the name of Rodolphe Lafrenière’s instructor: WO2 J. P. Lumsden.

Maybe someone knew this instructor, and maybe he or she has pictures to share. This is why I am writing this post on this blog about the BCATP.

There were also others names.

Flight Sergeant John Mac Keller, instructor, and Bert Pearson, engineer in charge.

If you have any information, you can contact me using this form.

St. Eugene 1942

The pilot whose name was Smith crashed at Rigaud Mountain near St. Eugene.


 This picture was sent by this man’s granddaughter.

Paul Emile Piche 1942

Paul Piché

Paul Piché was an instructor in St. Eugene in 1942, and was transfered to 127 Squadron, then later to 443 Squadron.

This is another picture taken at No. 13 E.F.T.S. St. Eugene.

Bad day flying

A bad day flying