No. 3 Service Flight Training School - Calgary, Alberta  


Ray Miller Brown known as "Bill" was born in 1914 in Brentford, Middlesex. He served his Aeronautical Engineering apprenticeship with De Havilland and was employed by the Air Registration Board in London as an Aeronautical surveyor/engineer. He is believed to have set up the ARB South Caribbean office in Port of Spain, Trinidad where he was instrumental in forming the Trinidad and Tobago light aeroplane club. 

Between 1940 and 1945 he was a Flying Instructor in the BCATP, first with #31 EFTS at De Winton, Alberta and then transferred to #3 SFTS at Currie airbase in Calgary Alberta. Towards the end of 1945 he returned to the UK with his family and continued his distinguished career in aviation until his death in 1973.

"A" Flight from Couse 115 (Ray Brown 4th from left in 2nd row)

Night Flight Briefing (Ray Brown 2nd from left in 1st row seated)

School Parade during the Calgary Stampede


Photos courtesy of Richard M. Brown, research by Linda Ibrom