Pros And Cons Of The Commonwealth Air Training Plan

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The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan was a major contribution that Canada had made for the Allied war efforts in the Second World War. Canada offered several benefits for the air training plans compared to other countries since they offered huge areas of land to develop training sites and manufacture planes. Canada is also right beside the United States and near Great Britain, which allowed them to have easier access to aircraft parts and transportation of men and their equipment. During 1940 – 1945, 151 BTCAP schools and other facilities were developed across Canada. The schools and facilities were run by thousands of members of the women’s division and many other volunteers of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King felt that they could help with the Allied war effort without having to send many soldiers to war and have the RCAF to train recruits during World War II, by doing so, King can keep his promise of no conscription. This also
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