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Somerville Film Collection: (Set) B.C.A.T.P. B1 To B.C.A.T.P. B3

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Date Range
1939-1944
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
19911043004
Scope and Content
3 8mm black and white Films. .4 British Commonwealth Air Training Plan B2, 10 minutes 12 Sec. Shot Log Attached. "British Commonwealth Air Graining Plan ALBERTA 1940-45" "Drainage" Steam ditcher Penhold aerodrome 30/9/40 Sewers Suffield aerodrome 31/7/41 Wood box drains dewinton aerodrome 6/8/41 "V…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1939-1944
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Somerville, Archibald Lawrence H "Laurie" (30 August 1898 - 1990?).
Married To Margaret Somerville. Graduated From The University Of British Columbia In 1923, With A Bachelor Of Science Degree In Mechanical Engineering Came To Lethbridge In 1937-38 As District Airway Engineer With The Federal Department Of Transport. During WW2, Somerville Supervised Construction Of Of The Southern Alberta Airfields Used For British Commonwealth Air Training.
In 1949 Somerville Was Hired As Lethbridge City Manager, A Job He Held Until 1964. Laurie Somerville Was A Long-Time Member Of The Local Rotary Club.
Scope and Content
3 8mm black and white Films. .4 British Commonwealth Air Training Plan B2, 10 minutes 12 Sec. Shot Log Attached. "British Commonwealth Air Graining Plan ALBERTA 1940-45" "Drainage" Steam ditcher Penhold aerodrome 30/9/40 Sewers Suffield aerodrome 31/7/41 Wood box drains dewinton aerodrome 6/8/41 "V" drains Calgary Municipal airport 15/8/41 Wet runways after 12 hrs. rain Penhold aerodrome 16/8/41 Outfall drainage Claresholme aerodrome 8/10/41 Laminex drains Penhold aerodrome 10/11/41 Concrete gutters Granum aerodrome 14/1/42 Wood box drains High Rover aerodrome 29/7/43 Dragline High River aerodrome 29/7/43 Wood pipe High River aerodrome 29/7/43 Concrete drainage reservoir High River aerodrome 30/9/43 Drainage pumping equipment High River aerodrome 9/7/44 Temporary pumping equipment High River aerodrome 9/7/44 Drainage pipe line High River aerodrome 9/7/43 "V" drains Calgary Municipal airport 30/9/43 "Field Lighting" Contact lights Holsom aerodrome 17/12/40 Wind tee Macleod aerodrome 3/5/41 Contact lights Claresholme aerodrome 6/8/41 "Water Supply" Water line Bowden aerodrome 5/10/41 Water line Dewinton aerodrome 6/10/41 Flowing well Granum aerodrome 8/10/41 Flowing well Granum aerodrome 14/1/42 Well drilling Sheoard aerodrome 7/10/41 Checking completed water line Holsom aerodrome 25/3/43 Pumphouse No.. 2 Pearce aerodrome 11/4/43 "Gas" Drilling Suffield aerodrome 31/7/41 RCAF buildings Medicine Hat airport 7/6/41 USAAF buildings Edmonton airport 5/2/43 "End of Part Two" shots removed from original log B2 and put into the new 000 series of Lethbridge in 1978. Log B2 cancelled and replaced by this new log above
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19911043004
Collection
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