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Mesa in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Per Ardua Ad Astra

 

—No. 4 British Flying Training School —

 
No. 4 British Flying Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
1. No. 4 British Flying Training School Marker
Inscription. On June 12th, 1982, this plaque was unveiled to commemorate the years 1941 to 1945 when Falcon Field was established as No. 4 British Flying Training School.

To this airfield came many air cadets of the British Royal Air Force, British Commonwealth Air Forces, and the United States Army Air Forces of whom 1380 British and 116 American pilots gained their wings before proceeding to flying duties in the Armed Services of their countries.

On behalf of all those who trained at Falcon Field, the Falcon Field Association members record with gratitude the devotion to duty of the management, instructors and all other staff of Southwest Airways Company and the generous hospitality of the people of Arizona which has forged bonds of lasting friendship.

We remember proudly also those of our comrades who gave their lives in the common struggle for freedom during the Second World War.

"They shall renew their strength and mount up on wings like eagles."
 
Erected 1982.
 
Location. 33° 27.255′ N, 111° 43.812′ W. Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on Fighter Access Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Falcon Field Park. Marker is in this post office area: Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
No. 4 British Flying Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
2. No. 4 British Flying Training School Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Falcon Field (here, next to this marker); A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Old Fort Utah (approx. 4.8 miles away); Prehistoric Irrigation in the Salt River Valley (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mesa (approx. 5.8 miles away); Arizona's Honeymoon Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away); Mesa Pioneer Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sirrine House (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mesa.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Fireplace Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
3. Fireplace Plaque
This fireplace & chimney are part of the building which served as the cadet lounge when Falcon Field was operated as No. 4 British Flying Training School in the years 1941 - 1946
Fireplace of the Cadet Lounge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
4. Fireplace of the Cadet Lounge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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