Saskatchewan Polytechnic Canada, the only province without natural borders, with its vast and open prairie expanses, became a prime location for training airmen in the British Commonwealth during the second world war. On June 30, 1941, the E. A. Davies Building, which was used as a teacher’s college, commonly known as the Saskatoon Normal School, was turned over to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as part of its Initial Training School.
However, It’s amazing to know that one of our buildings has such a rich history,” says Vi Demyon, manager of campus facilities, Saskatoon. “Many of those men who went through the training program here at the E.A. Davies Building went on to fight in the war overseas.”
Run through a program known as the British Commonwealth Air Training Program, the RCAF rented the building from the Normal School for just $1.00 per year. The building was where pilot and air observer candidates would begin their 26- to-28-week training program. Within the first four weeks of training, the building was home to classrooms for a number of subjects including navigation, theory of flight, meteorology, duties of an officer, and some math, such as algebra and trigonometry. Candidates would also be tested for physical and mental fitness at the E. A. Davies Building, which included a four-hour physical examination, a session in a decompression chamber and a test flight. Sask Polytechnic is honoured to be the custodian of such an important building in Saskatchewan’s history.
Program Offered At Saskatchewan Polytechnic Canada
The programs listed below are offered in the following schools:
- School of Business
- School of Construction
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Hospitality and Tourism
- School of Human Services and Community Safety
- School of Information and Communications Technology
- School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
- School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
- School of Nursing
- School of Transportation
Location Of Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan is bordered on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, to the northeast by Nunavut, and on the south by the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota.
Located at: 1130 Idylwyld Drive North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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