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Near Mossbank in Rural Municipality of Lake Johnston No. 102, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region (North America)
 

Mossbank Gunnery School

No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School

 
 
Mossbank Gunnery School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2022
1. Mossbank Gunnery School Marker
Inscription.  This cairn is dedicated in memory of those who served at No.2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Mossbank, during World War II. Between October 28, 1940 and December 15, 1944 the school trained 2, 539 air bomber and 3,702 air gunner students of whom 3,495 were Canadian, 1,651 Australian, 755 British and 342 New Zealand Airmen.

21 Airmen and Airwomen died while serving at the school, and one construction worker was killed in its making.

The school’s motto “Aim Well- Shoot Straight” perpetuates the dedication and purpose of these Airmen and Airwomen to maintain democracy and restore peace throughout the world.

“Lest We Forget”

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Erected by Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society Inc.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is October 28, 1940.
 
Location. 49° 55.802′ N, 105° 53.045′ W. Marker is near Mossbank, Saskatchewan, in Rural Municipality of Lake Johnston No. 102. Memorial
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is at the intersection of Snowbird Highway (National Highway 2) and Miles Selby Rd, on the left when traveling west on Snowbird Highway. Marker is on the grounds of the Mossbank Golf Course. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Ardill, Saskatchewan, Mossbank SK S0H 0A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ambroz Blacksmith Shop & Residence (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Frank Ambroz (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Mossbank Pioneer Post Office (approx. 8.3 kilometers away); Ettington (approx. 16.1 kilometers away).
 
Mossbank Gunnery School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2022
2. Mossbank Gunnery School Marker
Mossbank Gunnery School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2022
3. Mossbank Gunnery School Marker
Mossbank Gunnery School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2022
4. Mossbank Gunnery School Marker
Mossbank Gunnery School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2022
5. Mossbank Gunnery School Marker
the surviving building from WW II have been re-purposed as the Club House and Restaurant for the Golf Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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