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NO. 1 BRITISH FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL MUSEUM, INC, Located at TERRELL, TEXAS

To celebrate at the site of the FIRST ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL in the UNITED STATES the history and importance of the BRITISH COMMONWEALTH and AMERICAN cooperation in war and peace.

During World War II thousands of British pilots learned to fly at six civilian training schools in the United States. The first and largest of the schools was in Terrell, Texas. After the United States entered the war, American Aviation Cadets also trained at the school. More than 2,000 Royal Air Force and American Army Air Force pilots earned their wings over North Texas between 1941 and 1945. Terrell’s citizens welcomed the student pilots to their community and many life-long bonds were forged.

The museum celebrates this little known chapter of World War II history. The collection includes hundreds of historical items: log books, training materials, WW II memorabilia and uniforms.The museum’s archives contain the most extensive record of the No. 1 British Flying Training School that exists.

 
 
 
BOARD MEMBERS
 
Clifford N. Taylor CPA
Chairman/Treasurer
 
Don Thurman
President
 
Beverly Mardis
Secretary
 
Mike Grout
Curator
 
Raenell Davis
 
Jim Evans
 
Dr. Carol Jessup
 
Rod Kinkaid
 
Jon M. Poort
 
Bernie C. Schaefer, Jr.
DIRECTORS EMERITUS
 
Pauline Bond Baxter
 
Arthur Brown
 
Eric Gill
 
 
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
 
Turner Baxter (posthumous)
 
Rick Brown (posthumous)
 
Max Jacoby (posthumous)
 
Henry Madgwick (posthumous)
 
Albert Lee Meyers (posthumous)
 
Nick Naumovich (posthumous)
 
Arthur Ridge (posthumous)
 
VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE
 
Tari Lin Carlile
 
Mair Cawston
 
Melissa Hardin
 
Benjamin Franklin
 
Carolyne Long
 
Lucien Osentowski
 
Mike Sims
 
Becky Sullivan
 
No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum - Terrell Municipal Airport.
Open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am - 4pm. Other times by appointment.
Box 6, 119 Silent Wings Blvd. Terrell, TX 75160     972-551-1122
Admission is FREE
 
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