REID, Cadet-Sergt. Leslie Edward; FITZGERALD, Cadet Edward Leo; DESOULE-NEAL, Cadet G. S. (eds.)
As World War I continued, the British realized that thousands of Canadians and Americans had joined British flying operations and more wanted to join, so it made sense to open British air training stations in Canada. One of those was at Long Branch, an airfield located west of Toronto and just east of Port Credit. The airport was originally opened by the Curtiss Flying School, part of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, as a pilot training school in 1915. The site became Canada's first military air training school but closed with the end of the war in 1919. The Cadet Wing Review includes photos of sports and other spare time activities, commentary on training, news from about camp, cartoons, poetry and humour. The sports edition has a two-page spread with a birds-eye view of the camp. Much Toronto-area advertising.
Publisher: Published Monthly by Permission of the Commanding Officer, Capt. H. E. Earl; Major Sampson; Major Hodson
Details: 3 issues: Cadet Wing Review R.A.F. Long Branch, Ont., July 20, 1918 (24 p.); Sports Extra! Special Edition Cadet Wing Review, August 17th, 1918 (24 p.); Cadet Wing Review R.A.F. Long Branch, Ont., October 1918 (32 p.) 31 cm. Numerous b&w illustrations. Staplebound magazines. Some soiling, dampstains and wrinkling. Sports Extra has a 4 cm tear through all pages at fore-edge. Some pink staining to upper rear cover of 3rd issue.