Cockpit of a Harvard trainer No. 6 S.F.T.S. Dunnville

Place North & Central America: Canada, Ontario
Accession Number ART24114
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 24.1 x 33 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and watercolour on paper
Maker Warner, R Malcolm
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The pilot is a member of the Royal Australian Air Force training under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Canada. Roominess is not a feature of the Harvard's cockpit, but a comfortable feeling of snugness is appreciated when sudden changes of flight are made. No.6 Service Flying Training School, Dunnville, Ontario. Ralph Malcolm Warner (1902-1966) was appointed Official War Artist in 1943, covering the activities of the RAAF in Canada, United States and the Bahamas. His first mission was in Papua New Guinea recording Australian operation against the Japanese. In 1945 Warner continued to work as a war artist recording civil and industrial war efforts and food production in areas of New South Wales and Victoria. After the war he returned to commercial art, designing posters, murals and postage stamps and illustrating books.