Collection F021 - Elmer Fullerton collection

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Elmer Fullerton collection

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  • 1921 (Creation)
    Fullerton, Elmer G.

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1 cm of textual records. -- 24 photographs : b&w

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Born in Pictou, Nova Scotia and educated at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, Elmer G. Fullerton, air officer, aviator, served with the Royal Canadian Engineers, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force during World War I. Following the war, with the exception of 1921-22 when he made some sub-Arctic bush flights into Fort Norman for Imperial Oil, Fullerton served with the Canadian Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1925 he became a flying instructor at Camp Borden, in 1930 chief flying instructor, and retired in 1946 as Commanding Officer at Trenton, Ontario. He was awarded the McKee Trophy in 1934. He was the author of several technical articles on the magnetic compass.
See: Alice Gibson Sutherland, Canada`s Aviation Pioneers, (Toronto: McGraw Hill, 1978) pp. 76-84
(Description from Library and Archives Canada)

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The records were compiled by Ralph Fullerton, Elmer's son.

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The fonds contains a booklet of information on the historic Imperial Oil flight of the “Rene” and the “Vic” planes from Edmonton, AB to Fort Norman, NWT in 1921.

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Ralph Fullerton donated these records.


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Please contact the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre.

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Library and Archives Canada also holds the Elmer Garfield Fullerton fonds.

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This collection contains items from the 71.400 accession.

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