March 30, 2012
Albany Royal Air Force Committee member Bob Drake, right, presented a memento to Bobby McKinney, interim president of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, Thursday in remembrance of the RAF's presence in Albany during World War II. From 1941-1943, more than 5,000 British cadets trained at two airfields in Albany as part of an effort dubbed "The Arnold Scheme."
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More than 5,000 British cadets underwent pilot training for the Royal Air Force during World War II at two Albany air bases.