MISSION STATEMENT
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

Chairman: Open

Treasurer: Nancy Pope

President: Rudy Bowling

Secretary: Beverly Mardis


STAFF-DIRECTORS

Mike Grout, Curator
Margie Davison, Administrative Assistant
Margaret Briggs
Raenell Davis
Jim Evans
Paul (Pavel) Finnegan
Chris Hamilton
David Landua
Sqn Ldr Craig O'Donnell
Jon M. Poort
Bernie C. Schaefer, Jr.
Mike Siemann
Phil Webb

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 and OTHER SUPPORT

Marilyn Bowling
Tari Lin Carlile
Mair Cawston
Sam Dodson
Benjamin Franklin
Melissa Hardin
Judy Hollis
Patrick Howard
Rod Kinkaid
Carolyne Long
Carl Nilsson
Lucien Osentowski
Hilda Poort
Linda Sewell
Mike Sims
Raymond Sparks
Becky Sullivan
Peter Taylor
Don Thurman