Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fleet Finch

As I mentioned in a previous post, a friend's uncle took some photos during the Second World War. This is another of them.

Fleet Finches were built by the Fleet Aircraft Company of Fort Erie, Ontario.  Production started in 1939, predominantly for use as primary trainers in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.  During the Second World War, Fleet Canada produced over 160 aircraft per month, the highest production of any Canadian aircraft manufacturer at the time.  Founded in 1930, the company ceased aircraft production in 1957, but lives on today as Fleet Canada Inc., an aerospace subcontractor that still carries out manufacturing in Fort Erie. 

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