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Somerville Film Collection: British Commonwealth Air Training Plan B3

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Date Range
1939-1944
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
19911043005
Scope and Content
3 8mm black and white Films. .5 British Commonwealth Air Training Plan B3, 8 minutes 26 Sec. Shot Log Attached. "British Commonwealth Training Plan Alberta 1940-45" "laboratory Work" Regina laboratory 18/2/43 Penetrometer base test Suffield aerodrome 10/8/41 Liquid limit check Suffield aerodrome 10…
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. .5 British Commonwealth Air Training Plan B3, 8 minutes 26 Sec. Shot Log Attached. "British Commonwealth Training Plan Alberta 1940-45" "laboratory Work" Regina laboratory 18/2/43 Penetrometer base test Suffield aerodrome 10/8/41 Liquid limit check Suffield aerodrome 10/8/41 Plastic limit check Suffield aerodrome 10/85/41 Sieving Suffield aerodrome 10/8/41 "Grief" Gopher hole in pavement Airdrie aerodrome 5/6/41 Drainage washouts Airdrie aerodrome 5/6/41 Broken drainage pipe Calgary Municipal airport 5/6/41 Drainage washouts Calgary Municipal airport 5/6/41 Drainage washouts Bowden aerodrome 1/9/41 Dust storm Shepard aerodrome 11/11/41 Dust storm Pearce aerodrome (100 m.p.h.) 24/11/41 "Training" Harvards Medicine HAt airport 8/4/41 Ansons Edmonton airport 24/3/41 WACCO's shadow CCW 8/4/41 Macleod aerodrome 3/5/41 Upson Macleod wind tree 3/5/41 Ansons Macleod aerodrome 3/5/41 Formation flying Macleod aerodrome 17/6/41 Moth trainer Dewinton aerodrome 6/8/41 Church parade Edmonton airport 14/8/41 Moth over High River aerodrome 10/41 Parade Currie aerodome 30/5/41 Signboard. Dive bombing Medicine Hat airport 23/3/43 "West Coast Development" Landing at Tofino 29/1/42 Taking off from Tofino 29/1/42 Coming ashore in rowboat Rofino 29/1/42 Construction of dock Tofino 29/1/42 Shore construction camp Tofino 29/1/42 Road from dock to aerodrome Tofino 29/1/42 Camp at Tofino aerodrome 30/1/42 "End" Shots removed from original log of B3 and put into the new 000 series of Lethbridge in 1978. Log B3 cancelled and replaced by this new log above
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19911043005
Collection
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