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Roy Jc ThompsonRoy Jc Thompson from Colorado Springs, wrote on 2016-08-12 at 12:39 pm:
First time looked at our RCAFA site carefully and was dissapointed. Could not find anything or at least I could not find anything about the annual convention. We are possibly attending, know it is in London ON. Make it easier to contact staff, home page with email and phone numbers.
Ken BloomfieldKen Bloomfield from Maryville, TN wrote on 2016-07-29 at 6:25 pm:
Joined RCAF as course 6251 boot camp at St. Jean's PQ in Dec 1962. Ended up Senior Corporal at 6RD Trenton 1968 after working in Telecom. Trade was Radar Air, and lived in barrack block 5 till "living out" became possible. Would love to hear from any former members around the same 1962 to 1968 period.
trudy beckerstrudy beckers from maastricht, netherlands wrote on 2016-07-25 at 10:59 am:
Out of the inheritance of my father who passed away recently, I found 2 pictures from april '44. As a small child he remembered that a plane was shot down close to where they lived, a hamlet called Heer (close to Maastricht, south of the Netherlands, triangle Germany/Belgium). Research learns it was a Handley Page Halifax MK II bomberplane. Serialnumber JN954, callsign VR-R, force 419th sq). The crew came from Sioux-Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia. Obviously 6 of the crew died in the cockpit, one was thrown out in the blast. So that must be the one on the picture. However, I don't know who it is. The crew is buried on the municipal cemetery in Maastricht, where there is a monument. I'll go upthere soon as I didn't know that either. I myself am a voluntary guide at the (ABMC) American Memorial Cemetery in Margraten, where also a few Canadian soldiers are buried (Joseph van Troyen and Ole Nelson, both bombersquad). The info on the crashed bomber comes from the book RAF bomber command losses 1944. The names of the crew were: R.A. McIvor, S.J. Ridgen, J.D.Bremner, S.H.Goulding, W.T.Claridge, E.R.Dujay, K.D.Tucker. It would mean a lot to me to find out more about them, the one on the picture and maybe even getting in touch with relatives to send them pictures of the Maastricht cemetery. The picture and the story meant a lot to my dad and I want to do this also in his remembrance. Please, if anyone has info or is willing to forward this message to ?? With a lot of thanks
Christine WadlowChristine Wadlow from Cambridge wrote on 2016-07-21 at 8:02 pm:
Does anyone remember a civilian personnel named Frank Murphy from the Manning Depot in QC?
Colette breaultColette breault from Yellowhead county AB wrote on 2016-07-01 at 7:12 pm:
Hi would love to have information and photos of F/O Henri Delphis Joseph Tanguay...Reg.224719 thank you
Shelley SweeneyShelley Sweeney from Winnipeg wrote on 2016-06-25 at 11:31 pm:
I am writing a book about my father, Anthony Sweeney (Antonin Sveceny) and his two best friends, Otto Smik and Frankie Remes, who all trained at Number 39 SFTS Swift Current as part of the Commonwealth Air Training Program. I'm wondering if anyone who may have encountered them could let me know? Any thoughts anyone may have for advancing my project would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Frank BradshawFrank Bradshaw from Lenham Enbland wrote on 2016-06-12 at 10:56 am:
I have a book entitled "Winged Sentries (Sentinelles Del'Air ) written in or about 1963 in Canada, it has a lot of photos and drawing, plus signatures of Pilots ( I think) from RCAFA 446 Sqn. I am ex Army Air Corps and feel that this document should be in the archives of the Sqn, any one know anything about this ?
sheryl neufeldsheryl neufeld from eastern passage,ns wrote on 2016-06-05 at 9:01 pm:
I forgot to mention he was not killed in action and his birthday is Dec 25 1908 I am pretty sure. Thank You
sheryl neufeldsheryl neufeld from eastern passage,ns wrote on 2016-06-05 at 8:56 pm:
Hi, I am looking for information on my grandfather Thomas Price Edwards. I do not have much information but I know he was a rear gunner (lancaster perhaps?) I do have a photo of him with his crew but that is all. He did have medals ect but wpg legion lost them. He was from Canada. Thank You
Leigh-Anne ArnoldLeigh-Anne Arnold from Picton wrote on 2016-05-17 at 8:25 am:
I have very limited information regarding my mother in laws father which doesn't seem to lead me anywhere with the search engine. If someone could direct me to the correct area to search for his service records I would appreciate it. Here is the info I have: Richard Leslie Charles RCCS U2154 RCAF 202858 Thanks
Charmaine ErodotouCharmaine Erodotou wrote on 2016-04-25 at 8:10 pm:
I'm trying to gather information and pictures of my dad, F/O Wilfred James Miron (J17883), who served in WWII as a gunner with the "Earthquakers". He received an Air Medal and 4 oak leaf clusters by the USA. Any information and photos would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
KatKat from Montreal wrote on 2016-04-25 at 7:34 pm:
Hi where can I find some history on a tail gunner in the Air Force?
Hope EberleHope Eberle from Madison wrote on 2016-04-25 at 3:35 pm:
Thank you Canada. My family went to Thunder over Louisville April 23rd. You were well represented. I appreciated your participation but most of all I'd like you to know how kind and polite one of your pilots was. He was so kind to our adopted son (5). I took their picture to send to a man in Belgium and the pilot was having breakfast and was very accommodating. He was the perfect Ambassador for Canada. I didn't get his name but he flew the plane with the long nose. Brandt told everyone at preschool this morning. Please give this guy an extra Thank you for us.
Randy MeltonRandy Melton from Danville, Va. wrote on 2016-04-21 at 12:01 am:
trying to find RCAF pilot living in Moncton who used the name HardClimber54 on a blog I followed. thanks hilljohnny
Melvin Sam Levi/LevyMelvin Sam Levi/Levy from Louisville, KY wrote on 2016-04-19 at 12:41 pm:
Hello. I am looking for information for my father, Melvin Sam Levi or Levy. He was in the RCAF during WWII. I am working on my family's geneology for 22 years, but am still unable to find info on my dad during the war. Thanks in advance! Cheryl Levy
Lori MitchellLori Mitchell from Philadelphia wrote on 2016-04-14 at 9:40 am:
Looking for A.J.M Mitchell or his descendants. R-273014 RCAF.
Tony CuttingTony Cutting from Crowborough wrote on 2016-04-05 at 3:46 am:
Would like to contact anyone on NATO course 5704
419 Sqn419 Sqn from Cold Lake wrote on 2016-04-02 at 12:29 pm:
Calling all Moosemen: Join us in Kamloops, BC, for our 75th Anniversary Reunion on 8th - 10th July 2016. More info on FB: Moose Squadron
Sara Saunders nee HornungSara Saunders nee Hornung from Port Moody, BC wrote on 2016-03-31 at 1:43 am:
looking for RCAF WO1 Nicholas George Hornung (father) - don't see him in your data base.
Michael PayneMichael Payne from Ottawa wrote on 2016-03-20 at 10:58 am:
I am looking for a Jet Pilot from 1958 who joined the RCAF at this time from NB. He played professional hockey for two years before joining the service. I know the name of a girl that he dated in the summer of 1959 in Moncton NB. He worked in retail before joining the service. He is still alive and in his Eighties. Born in NS in 1932 and joined the service at the age of 28. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time Michael Ottawa,ON (613)523-1480
Tony AngerTony Anger from Queen Creek, AZ USA wrote on 2016-03-11 at 12:58 am:
Hi all...I own a Fairchild PT-26 Cornell that was used as a trainer during WWII in Canada. I am trying to find out the original paint scheme for this aircraft. The S/N is T43-4459 any help would be wonderful. Thanks!
John A.S. TibbsJohn A.S. Tibbs from Seattle WA. USA wrote on 2016-03-08 at 12:13 am:
My father, Stanley J. Tibbs was a Halifax bomber pilot who flew in one of the earliest Halifax raids out of Yorkshire in the spring of 1941.He crash landed near Northallerton and suffered profound injuries including the loss of his right leg. Only one other crew member survived. I am searching for his service record.
Sandra HealySandra Healy from Victoria, BC wrote on 2016-03-07 at 8:19 pm:
I would like to find out information about my father, Joseph Eugene Healy (born 1921 - 1998). He was in the RCAF during the WWII as an instructor of radio. He was stationed for a short while at RCAF Station Coal Harbour on Vancouver Island, BC as well as other locations in Canada. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sandra Healy
Peter StrickerPeter Stricker from Ridgeland, MS USA wrote on 2016-03-06 at 1:20 pm:
I've read that during 1957 the RCAF base at Moncton NB was used as a reception center for Hungarian refugees who arrived on chartered flights from Vienna. I'm wondering whether anyone has any information or documents from this era. I'm doing research on the Air Bridge to Canada program. My mother and I were a couple of the Hungarians who arrived there in July 1957.
Jessica LakeJessica Lake from Vancouver, Canada wrote on 2016-02-27 at 3:58 am:
My Grandfather, Alfred George Lake from Winnipeg MB, served in the RCAF from Nov 23, 1943 to March 13, 1946. He was honorably released to the reserve, general section, class E. His rank was F/S and his number was CanR287691. He was awarded the Air Gunners Badge C.V.S.M and Clasp. I would love to see more about him if there is anything. Thank you
Derek ShieldsDerek Shields from Maidstone UK wrote on 2016-02-17 at 4:10 pm:
If possible I would like to find out some information about Philip Searle (or possibly Wilson) who was a Flight Lieutenant in the RCAF based somewhere in the UK around 1946. Shortly before this my mother had a relationship with him during which she had a baby son.My mother married some time latter. After she passed away in 2012 , only recently has some documentation come to light i.e. birth /marriage certificates.It shows Philip as the father on the birth certificate.Only to this day I have now found out my brother is really my half brother. I would appreciate any information about PHILIP.Thank.
Diane FarrellDiane Farrell from England wrote on 2016-02-15 at 4:39 am:
Looking for any information on Pilot Officer Marcus Richards Felsen, (Buster) died June 13, 1943 in Germany. Service Number J/17260 50 (R.A.F) sqdn I know where he is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery but would love to know more about him.
michiels hubertmichiels hubert from Belgium, Flanders, Oud-Turnhout wrote on 2016-01-29 at 7:13 am:
As a volunteer of the Historical Society Corsendonca, we unveiled in 2008 3 monuments for allied bombers, crashed in our village in WW II. One of them had a crew with 4 Canadian airmen. They were all KIA on June 22, 1944. We are seaching for any relatives of those crew to let them know that we didn't forget the sacrifices of their (grand)fathers. Bomber : Lancaster ME782. 2 of the crew : Thomas George HART (J/86480) and Richard John WALTON (J/92126). We have info about their parents, brothers and sisters, school, church, previous profession befor enlisting,....We want to send the relatives pictures (of the unveiling, of the monument, documents, at no cost at all. Can you help us please ?? Thank you very much !! Hubert Michiels
Ivan RymellIvan Rymell from Chippenham, UK wrote on 2016-01-25 at 3:51 pm:
I am looking for any photos, or contacts of Halifax LW390 (KW-J) of 425 Sqn RCAF out of RAF Tholthorpe which was shot down near Amiens on Feb 19/20 1944 returning from Stuttgart. My father-in-law, Flt Eng William Johnstone was the only RAF crewman. He evaded along with 2 others, Gammon and Powell. The pilot F/O Allen Halford Waite was tragically killed while the other 3 crew McDougall, Gibson and Redman were captured. William Johnstone spent his 20th birthday in hiding until liberated by Canadian troops in August 1944. Any help would be gratefully received especially from surviving relatives.
L GilzeanL Gilzean from Abbotsford wrote on 2016-01-25 at 8:47 am:
Kirsten Brazier is the Founder of the Sky's No Limit Girls Fly too! here in BC. This year's event takes place 12-13 March 2016 at the Abbotsford Airport. We would appreciate your assistance in ‘spreading the word’ about the event. It’s not just about flights - there will be opportunities for participants - girls, boys, adults - to try their hand at many aviation, aerospace, marine and defence activities. Civilian and non civilian agencies and VIP’s will be on hand with aircraft and ground support/tactical vehicles to explore. The events are completely free, no registration is required for the ground activities, and families are encouraged to attend. Thank you for helping us capture the interest and attention of females in careers in aviation, aerospace, marine and defence industries. As Kirsten Brazier, Founder of Girls Fly Too! says - ‘From shop floor to top floor, we’re inspiring future leaders!” We are seeking as many volunteers as possible to make the event a huge success - volunteers of any age, gender and ability are welcome. We would like to contact all the RCAFA Wings in BC but are unable to find any listings, could you please assist with this request. Thank you
Les ScrimshawLes Scrimshaw from Nottingham UK wrote on 2016-01-14 at 3:19 pm:
Hi, trying to find out the whereabouts of Bruce Swindon based at RAF Langer Nottinghamshire do not know rank, about 1962-63 lived on the Canadian estate Radcliffe on Trent.Hope someone can help. Thanks Les
Ian FergusonIan Ferguson from Springhill Nova Scotia wrote on 2016-01-09 at 10:54 am:
Hello... we were in Zweibrucken Germany for a few years in the 50s...flying Sabres. We've just moved to Springhill NS...and have heard there is a Cdn. Airforce Assn.branch in Amherst. Would you have CAA phone number or address for it please?. Our own phone number is 902 763 2217. Thanks. Ian and Karin Ferguson
Ian FergusonIan Ferguson from Springhill Nova Scotia wrote on 2016-01-09 at 10:52 am:
Hello... we were in Zweibrucken Germany for a few years in the 50s...flying Sabres. We've just moved to Springhill NS...and have heard there is a Cdn. Airforce Assn.branch in Amherst. Would you have AAA phone number or address for it please?. Our own phone number is 902 763 2217. Thanks. Ian and Karin Ferguson
James A savoyJames A savoy from calgary a.b canada wrote on 2016-01-07 at 11:23 pm:
I enlisted dec /1/1950at Edmonton dec 1950,went to AYLMERcourse 49 .Was posted to St Hubert/jan/51,to aug /51, transfered to Bagotville ,aug 1 1951 Transfered to Sea Island dec 31 1953 Transfererd to Holberg Radar stn april 1954 to dec 1955.I lost all my personal records in a fire.I would donate to any one or society for all ground photos of any personnel and land sites of these A/M bases buildings,Hq Barracks,Hangers PMqs M/E,Fire/Hall,/All ranks mess, NCOs Quarters,etc,etc,etc, JIM.
James A savoyJames A savoy from calgary a.b canada wrote on 2016-01-07 at 10:14 pm:
I enlisted dec 1 1950 Edmonton ,Iwent to Aylmer Manning Jan /51 on course 49 .feb 1951 Posted to ST HUBERT .Transfered to Bagotville aug 1951 to Dec31 1953 .trans, to Sea Island untill april 1954. Transfered to Holberg radar stn april/may 1954 to dec 31 195,I l lost all my airforce records and photos in a fire.I need photos of all A/M stns, buildings/PMQs /all ranks barracks /mess halls , etc,etc,etc,preferably ground pictures. I will donate to RCAF ass, or to any individual or society. Jim
Roger WeedRoger Weed from Walnut Creek, CA wrote on 2016-01-04 at 3:31 pm:
I am a past president of 900 Golden Bear Wing, San Francisco Bay Area. Our wing is no longer active but I enjoy your web site. We still have an active Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 in the area. Most of the remaining 900 wing members belong to it. I still wear my regimental, association and tartan ties proudly. Once again congratulations on a great web page. Roger Weed Past President 900 Golden Bear RCAF Wing San Francisco, CA
BonnieBonnie from Ottawa wrote on 2015-12-09 at 12:30 pm:
Im looking for information on my grandfather who served in WWII. When I enter his name in the databases on this site, it doesnt come up anywhere. I can't seem to locate him. It's like he didnt exist. Can anyone tell me why he wouldnt be listed among personnel? Thanks.
Admin Reply by: Dean Black
Hello. The names on this site are those who were decorated for gallantry. If you would like more information on your grandfather please write to director@airforce.ca and provide whatever information you might have. Thank you for your interest in air force history.
Rob grantRob grant from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia wrote on 2015-12-05 at 11:17 pm:
Hi Rob Campbell. Responding to your message from October. Rob I don't have a pic of Ian and your dad ( unfortunately). My brother Jim has some pics from a " shakey landing" as your dad used to say, where a Halifax broke in half..I think my dads plane hit it on landing. I will try to get the pics from my brother and email them to you. My email is Robert.grant@det.nsw.edu.au. Drop me a mail so I may send the pics to you. Kind regards Rob Grant
Mark ParkmanMark Parkman from Plymouth uk wrote on 2015-12-03 at 1:10 pm:
Looking for the family of Roger Lessard service number R127314. I have personal effects to return to his family.
Robert CampbellRobert Campbell from St.Albert, Alberta. Canada wrote on 2015-11-28 at 8:52 pm:
Message for Robert Grant. Did you know that your father received a DFC. Dad said that he and the skipper of his crew received it for their cool heads on a particularily "shakey do" (that was Dad speak for a difficult operation).
Robert CampbellRobert Campbell from St.Albert, Alberta. Canada wrote on 2015-11-28 at 8:46 pm:
In reply to Robert Grant's post of 14 Oct,2015. Your Dad and my father George were lifelong great friends. Dad told me about the day that he and your Dad decided to join up with the RCAF. Both ended up on the same base in Yorkshire but in different squadrons. They returned to Skipton on Swale many years, do you have a picture of them there? Regards, Rob
Anne-Marie O'DonnellAnne-Marie O'Donnell from Rochdale, UK wrote on 2015-11-13 at 5:54 pm:
Hi, I'm looking for any veterans who may have served with my uncle in WWII in the Yorkshire Airfields, England, U.K. I know his final flight took off from RAF TOPCLIFFE 12/2/1944 Sgt Albert E Jennings, Radio Operator, Air Gunner. R.A.F. he was in the Volunteer Reserve & had almost completed his training. He was from Rochdale, Lancashire the only son of Mary Anne & Thomas E Jennings he had 3 sisters Margaret, Catherine & Theresa. He flew on the Halifax Crews. I hope someone is able to help me. Thank You Anne-Marie
Cindy ForrestCindy Forrest from Oshawa wrote on 2015-11-05 at 2:45 pm:
I miss my Dad every day, however as Remembrance Day approaches it hits very hard. I did not find my Dad on your site...disappointing. But thanks to all that participated in 1,2, Korea and continue to honour our Country and us by putting their lives on the line for total strangers....and a Country of people that all to often take freedom for granted.
Robert GrantRobert Grant from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia, 2444 wrote on 2015-10-14 at 7:42 pm:
I am very proud of my father, Flight Officer Ian Craig Grant, J28351, DFC, Air Bomber who flew 35 sorties over Europe from 18th April 1944 to the 28th August 1944 and his crew and all the other brave souls who gave so much. Rest in peace Dad, hopefully you have caught up with a lot of mates whom you lost during that trying and demanding time.
Jonathan TaylorJonathan Taylor from Rotherham, England wrote on 2015-09-27 at 6:43 pm:
Hello. I have a photo from my Mum's autograph book, dated c.1944 signed by a CR Higgins RCAF which I hoped might be of interest? I'd be delighted to forward it over if you can provide me with a suitable email address. Kind regards, Jonathan Taylor
RichardRichard from Toronto wrote on 2015-09-24 at 3:26 pm:
Love the site, couldn't find anything on my Dad, but did get the information on how/where to get service record information, thanks, From a very proud RCAF son....
Andy GlenfieldAndy Glenfield from Northern Ireland wrote on 2015-09-23 at 8:58 am:
Many R.C.A.F. airmen lost their lives in Northern Ireland during WW2 and I have been photographing their Headstones and putting the picture along with some information onto my website "The Second World War in Northern Ireland" to show that these brave men are never forgotten. Please visit my website at http://www.ww2ni.webs.com
Janine McCallumJanine McCallum from Thunder Bay wrote on 2015-09-22 at 10:57 am:
I need help finding ANY information on my father, Sgt. John Allen Poling RAF or RCAF not sure. Tail gunner WW2 . II believe I have his War Service Badge number and possibly his service number but all come back records not available on these search engines. Please direct me where I should go. Thank You Janine McCallum
carol carrcarol carr from deep river ont wrote on 2015-05-01 at 9:41 am:
looking for my husband's service number from WW2. His name was Joseph William Carr and he was a FO in the RCAF. Served overseas as a bomb aimer and navigator. Birth date October 10 1924. Died 2006.
Della BaldwinDella Baldwin from England wrote on 2014-11-22 at 1:02 am:
I wish I'd found this site before. My husband was in the RAF, seconded to the RCAF 428 squadron (Ghost) which twinned to 419 at Middletn-St-George, England. I have details of raids and personnel taking part in them for four months of 1943. I have also written a book which is on Amazon called Whichever Way the Wind Blows. It centers on a Canadian crew at the station, although it's also a love story. It describes raids, including Peenamunde, and you will see what those boys had to contend with.
D.M.WynnD.M.Wynn from England wrote on 2014-11-22 at 12:38 am:
I have written a book which centers on a Canadian crew based in N/E England during WW2. Although it's partly a love story, it is also a tribute to those gallant young men from overseas to came to fight for Britain during her hour of need. The book is on Amazon (and Kindle) and is called Whichever Way the Wind Blows by D.M.Wynn. Read it and understand just what they had to go through. I woud be grateful for your feedback. Many thanks.
Sheila KettleySheila Kettley from drakes broughton wrote on 2014-11-12 at 6:16 pm:
My mother was with the royal Canadian air force station Linton on ouse. York. Her name was Helen ross 2118101. I have Christmas menu for 1943 and 1944. With photos of king George queen Elizabeth and princess Elizabeth. Can you help. Sheila kettley
Margaret Aitchison Palmer-BrownMargaret Aitchison Palmer-Brown from Argyll Scotland wrote on 2014-11-12 at 10:10 am:
I am desperately trying to find more information about pilot Officer Hugh MacLachlan Aitchison RCAF attached to 75 Squad RAF who died on 15 September 1941 and is buried at Hamburg Cemetery. That is all I have been able to find through search engines. I heard he had been awarded a medal of some kind but find no trace of same.I was told many years ago that he was in a lockheed Hudson when he was shot down but I do not know if this is accurate. I am an old lady now and need to find out all I can about Hugh so tnat his memory can be kept alive by my children and grandchildren. Can Anyone help.
Kathleen SniderKathleen Snider from St.Catharines, ON wrote on 2014-11-06 at 1:54 pm:
I am looking for information on John "Jack" Douglas Snider. He was in the 78th squadron from June to November 1941 for his first tour. His second was with the 419 from Feb to May 1943. He was an instructor in the UK for 6 months before returning to Ottawa.
Stuart TaitStuart Tait from Ottawa, Ontario wrote on 2014-10-18 at 3:10 pm:
Looking fore information on Ted Argue of 403 Squadron. He was my supervisor when I was working for Customs and Excise in 1969. I need his aircraft serial number and aircraft codes so that I may make a spitfire model of his aircraft.
Michael MacNamaraMichael MacNamara from Fonthill Ontario wrote on 2014-09-27 at 3:42 pm:
1962 - 1968 104 KU and 414 (EW) Squadron.... Then to 424 Trenton and finally CFB Bagotville. 1972
David BarrettDavid Barrett from Chilliwack, British Columbia wrote on 2014-09-14 at 12:09 am:
1944 #7 O.T.U. Debert Nova Scotia. On January 6th --1944 ---I was flying a Mosquito Aircraft - I hit another Mosquito aircraft on take-off, the aircraft I hit was on the wrong runway --a command investigation I was not at fault -- both aircraft were destroyed --Does anyone remember the accident --I left for England soon after ---would like to know if anyone remembers.
David BarrettDavid Barrett wrote on 2014-09-14 at 12:08 am:
1944 #7 O.T.U. Debert Nova Scotia. On January 6th --1944 ---I was flying a Mosquito Aircraft - I hit another Mosquito aircraft on take-off, the aircraft I hit was on the wrong runway --a command investigation I was not at fault -- both aircraft were destroyed --Does anyone remember the accident --I left for England soon after ---would like to know if anyone remembers.
HCol Ronald M. Begg, ret'd  - CFSACO -RCAFHCol Ronald M. Begg, ret'd - CFSACO -RCAF from Cornwall, Ontario wrote on 2014-09-11 at 7:56 pm:
To all of our veterans you made us proud during the campaigns and continue to this day....my the eagles fly high....and God Bless
Christopher WhiteChristopher White from 59 Bramblegrove Cres., Ottawa ON K1T 3G2 wrote on 2014-09-10 at 12:34 am:
My mother, Ruth White (Section Officer WAAF) passed away today. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers Ruth as a long-time member of the RCAFA Toronto.
John H. BisscherouxJohn H. Bisscheroux from Chomedey, QC wrote on 2014-08-31 at 9:20 pm:
Enjoy reading the stories presented here. I served in the RNAF from 1951 to 1957 and came to Canada where I joined the 306 Maple Leaf RCAFA mess on Sherbrooke Str Montreal and had a jolly good time with the fellow members at the time. I now see more and more old timers going on permanent soaring duty in the great blue yonder......pitty !
Smitha782Smitha782 from Smitha782 wrote on 2014-08-25 at 4:37 pm:
When I originally commented I clicked the Notify me when new comments are added checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get 4 emails using the same comment. Is there any way you may take away me from that service? Thanks! cfbedakedakccdfe
Michael MacNamaraMichael MacNamara from Fonthill Ontario wrote on 2014-07-26 at 10:02 am:
Served at 104 KU and 414 (EW) Sqn. 1962 - 1968 A wonderfull posting.
Tony RushtonTony Rushton from England wrote on 2014-07-21 at 12:09 pm:
I am secretary of the Guildford branch of RAFA, I want ask if there any planned activities to mark VE day that our branch could become involved with as during the war there was a large Canadian presence here in Guildford both Army and Air Force based at Dunsfold Regards Tony
Candice McDonaldCandice McDonald wrote on 2014-07-12 at 3:10 pm:
I was hoping someone might have information on my grandfather James Edward McDonald. I have a picture of him in uniform. After researching the badge, I have determined it is a WW2 RCAF air gunner badge. He was born in 1925, and was living in Toronto, Ontario during WW2. I can be reached at familyroots41@hotmail.com. Thanks.
Rosemary EdmeadsRosemary Edmeads from Culver City California wrote on 2014-07-05 at 5:11 am:
I NEED HELP IN TRACING AN RCAF VETERAN On Sept. 2013 several RCAF WW2 veterans received the Bomber Command Bar from Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino at a ceremony held in Calgary. One of the veteran airmen who was presented with the Bomber Command Bar was Robert Peterson who served as a Bomb Aimer in Halifax JP162 FS stationed in Brindisi Italy. This crew which included my father Sgt John Rae, RAFVR Rear Gunner was delivering supplies to aid the Polish partisans at the beginning of the Warsaw uprising August 4/5th, 1944. The plane was shot down.three of the crew were killed including my father. Sgt Peterson along with 3 other crew baled out and was aided by the partisans and eventually returned to the UK and the home to Canada. I have been trying to find him without success. Can anyone help me locate him I would love to be able to talk with him. I have been researching the crew and the events leading up to that tragic mission when 4 Halifax aircraft did not return and I am about to publish a book. This year marks the 70 Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising and I will be in Poland at Rakowicki Cemetery, Krakow to remember the brave airmen who did not return. I hope that someone can help Rosemary Edmeads
Peter F. WalshPeter F. Walsh from Bowser BC wrote on 2014-06-18 at 5:59 pm:
My Father, F/O Peter T. Walsh was a pilot in WW2, primarily flying Halifax.He received DFC. I am a documentary film maker presently developing a film on his service and of the men in his squadron RAF/RCAF # 192. He was born in Toronto and served into 1945. I would like to contact any servicemen who might have information re: his service, Squadron 192, fellow Squadron members or ground crew etc, or any archives or contacts I should search. I have a copy of his log (parts were classified) Thank You PW
Colonel (R) Bill Minnis,PPCLIColonel (R) Bill Minnis,PPCLI wrote on 2014-06-09 at 12:47 am:
Grateful for the information concerning my Uncle, Richard McKnight Minnis,his flying record as a pilot in Lancasters and the citation for his DFC. Very valuable record for families as well as for the RCAF. Thanks
Jessica HurfordJessica Hurford from Vancouver wrote on 2014-05-30 at 6:41 pm:
Found an amazing report of my Grandfather's time with the RCAF - he just turned 99 last week and I can't wait to share this with him!
John SauvageauJohn Sauvageau from Crofton, Vancouver Island wrote on 2014-05-28 at 12:15 am:
Joined RCAF 1954 as telecom (Air) tech. My first posting was 438 Sqn ( 5 years I remember with fond memories). Was CFR'd in 1969 . Taught for five years at CFSAOE School, Borden and served two years with 406 Sqn Shearwater. Retired (at tender age of 47!) AERE Major as last BAMEO (Voodoo) CFB Bagotville to Vancouver Island where I still reside. Wishing you all the best success for this year's reunion.
Art CuthbertsonArt Cuthbertson from Dieppe NB Canada wrote on 2014-05-15 at 6:54 pm:
I served 25 years in the RCAF and am now involved with the Dieppe Military Veterans' Association. Moncton/Dieppe was the home of many units during WW II and to honour these units and men we have installed monuments at a park in Dieppe which pays tribute to BCATP, No 8 SFTS Lakeburn, No 4 RD Scoudouc, No 5 ED Moncton,Moncton Flying Club, No 10 AOS Chatham, RAF Ferry Command, No 31 RAF Personnel Depot, No 10 Release Centre and all the personnel who were trained in Canada and had to pass through our area coming and going from thge UK.
Avery  A  AronovitchAvery A Aronovitch from Delray Beach Florida wrote on 2014-05-15 at 5:34 pm:
Would like very much to hear of any Canadian Veterans WW11,or Korea living in the Palm Beach/Broward area,and ex servicemen of those eras whether stationed in Canada,USA,or abroad
Ethel BollongEthel Bollong from Wallace. N.S. wrote on 2014-05-15 at 10:36 am:
Hi, My first visit to your page. Hope to do more visits. My late husband was a M&W Tech. in the RCAF 1955-81 We were married in 1956 so I spent most of those years by his side . I enjoyed being part of the Military Family very much.Even though Fred passed away 2011 I am still part of that Military Family.
Joyce Dunn (nee Salmon)Joyce Dunn (nee Salmon) from Nepean, Ontario wrote on 2014-04-30 at 4:12 pm:
I was stationed at St. Hubert from April 1943 to the time it moved to North Battleford, Sask in 1944. I was a WOG and for several months the only girl in the Wireless Section. I tought trainee pilots wireless and had classes of Brits, Aussies, New Zealanders and Canadins. The Sergeant in charge of this section was Sgt. Bond. The officer in charge of the wireless Section was Sqdn. Leader Perrault. From North B. i moved to Rivers, Manitoba until March of 1945 when I was discharged.
Bernard Leblanc (Bernie)Bernard Leblanc (Bernie) from Gatineau wrote on 2014-04-07 at 3:00 pm:
From 430 Sqn Valcartier ,407 Sqn Comox , Bameo Ottawa and finaly 450 Ottawa I always keep it in my memory these wonderfull souvenirs
Larry ShewchukLarry Shewchuk from Richmond, BC wrote on 2014-03-31 at 1:43 am:
I was stationed in St. Hubert in 1959 and 1960 as an Armament Systems Technician working in the Hangar.
Michael MacNamaraMichael MacNamara from Fonthill Ontario wrote on 2014-03-08 at 7:46 pm:
Hello all. I was with 104 KU from 1963 to 1965 and then 414 (EW) Sqn until Sep 1968...... Lots of fond memoreis of the RCAF and of course... Montreal.
Nadine Marcus MurphyNadine Marcus Murphy from Windsor, Ontario, Canada wrote on 2014-01-24 at 4:21 pm:
A reunion is a great idea and I'm seriously thinking of attending although I won't remember anyone I'm sure. I was Stn'd ADC/HQ/OR 1956 to 58 when I married Cpl Brian Murphy, Pay acct's. At that time I was LAW S. Nadine Marcus. Thank you for your service. LEST WE FORGET. snm
FLT  F.C. Davies  DFC  405 SQDN.  PFFFLT F.C. Davies DFC 405 SQDN. PFF from Toronto wrote on 2013-11-29 at 8:41 pm:
By the way Heather, if you wish to follow up on your reading and do not have all the details of your Dad, send along an E mail and maybe can help. By the way when I was at Juno, a large very medal, made up from metals from many German different materials from their various armaments used during the Juno Beach affair; was presented to me by the local Director for PFF actions. Meant to add this to earlier reply.
David J. GilliesDavid J. Gillies from Lakeshore, Ontario wrote on 2013-10-18 at 9:36 pm:
4001 Tech Training unit 1955; 401 Reserve Squadron late 1955 thru 1958. Weekends at St. Hubert, Summers in Chatham, N.B. Evenings in Westmount.
Larry ShewchukLarry Shewchuk from Richmond, BC wrote on 2013-10-12 at 9:12 pm:
I was stationed at St. Hubert in 1959 to 1960 as an Armament Systems Tech.
Victor G SnowdenVictor G Snowden from Kitchener, ON. wrote on 2013-09-25 at 11:59 pm:
just about to read the Constitution & By-Laws etc
Noel and Isabel GauthierNoel and Isabel Gauthier from Edmonton, Alberta wrote on 2013-09-15 at 12:57 am:
I was stationed at RCAF Stn St. Hubert from 1957 - 1962 with 401 Squadron - great squadron - great times. Wife, Isabel, worked at Air Defence Command HQ. Wonderful memories of the good ol' days. We lived in St. Bruno. Hope to get to the reunion next year.
Gil CharleboisGil Charlebois wrote on 2013-08-13 at 4:45 am:
What a great site to re unite with old pals. Thank You, Gil Charlebois, RCAF ("MWO" Retired) 1957-1987:30 years)+ 13 Years Honeywell).Retired and Lovin" it in Florida for 4 Canadian Winter Months..in fun city,Zephyrhills, Hillcrest RV Resorts, Gil
Gil CharleboisGil Charlebois wrote on 2013-08-13 at 4:43 am:
What a great site to re unite with old pals. Thank You, Gil Charlebois, RCAF ("MWO" Retired) 1957-1987:30 years)+ 13 Years Honeywell).Retired and Lovin" it in Florida for 4 Canadian Winter Months..in fun city,Zephyrhills, Hillcrest RV Resorts, Gil
F/Lt  F.C. Davies  DFCF/Lt F.C. Davies DFC from Toronto On. wrote on 2013-04-07 at 6:04 pm:
Hi Heather Logan I was on the Squadron with your Dad. Yes he had a rough time, shot down twice. I only went down once.
Heather S. LoganHeather S. Logan from Kingston, Ontario wrote on 2013-04-01 at 8:09 pm:
Have found quite an informative listing for my father S/L Lloyd E. Logan with 405 Pathfinders. Quite in detail of him being shotdown. I'm still reading .... but fantastic website.
Michael de SilvaMichael de Silva from Cambridge, England wrote on 2013-03-20 at 11:44 am:
A reminder for WWII RCAF Veterans that the BOMBER COMMAND Clasp is now available free from UK MoD for those eligible. Visit www.veterans-uk.info for an application form. A small, very late recognition for heroic service given. Next-of-kin can also apply.
Tom   LoomisTom Loomis from Dartmouth Nova Scotia wrote on 2013-03-19 at 8:14 pm:
Looking for information and the service record of my father S/L James Gordon Mann Loomis who served at base 62 from 42-45. Pictures and the names of the personel that he served with would be nice. Thank you for any help that you can give me. Tom Loomis,Dartmouth, NS
Ron HowlandRon Howland from London UK. wrote on 2013-03-03 at 3:25 pm:
Re the Eagle/Albatross dispute. I have one of the eagle brooches from Paris mentioned here. The company name was FIX (pronounced feese) which is stamped on the reverse. It was also worn by many french flyers prior to an official insignia, who some have claimed, were copying british insignia. The Paris story related here makes much more sense because FIX were a popular Paris jewellery maker of the time. From this info it is more then that we, the Brits, were copying the french. Thanks for clarifying that important historical detail.A great site.
Oluf EriksenOluf Eriksen from Denamrk wrote on 2013-02-20 at 9:50 pm:
Great to see the RCAF come back to original name. Enjoyed your aircrew members over many years with gratitude following wings presentation at No. 3 FTS Claresholm, Canada Course 38, DEC 1952. Still enjoy many happy moments of flying given by our fine WW II RCAF Spitfire pilot, Flying Officer Cliff King.
Richard NickersonRichard Nickerson from Miramichi New Brunswick wrote on 2013-02-20 at 3:14 am:
looking for info on sabre crash from sabre transition unit RCAF Chatham near Heath Steele Mines Newcastle NB 1965 or 66,my father witnessed this crash,and had a piece of wreck,he and others rushed to crash site,unfortunately this was a fatal crash.Can you tell me anything about this ie pilots name etc.
avery aronovitchavery aronovitch from delray beach,florida, 33483 wrote on 2013-02-17 at 11:46 pm:
Hi,I served from 1952-1955 and was stationed at a number of bases,but one in particular was being part of the advanced party in the opening of #210 AC&W Sqn.,Moisie,Que.,and I have been looking for an old friend by the name of Lionel Chartrand if anyone knows of his wereabouts I would sure like to get in touch with him I never did get to thank him..Avery
Ellen KerrEllen Kerr from Dundee, Scotland, U.K. wrote on 2013-02-10 at 3:54 pm:
Trying to locate info on a cousin of mine- George Roy Bullion- served as a Pilot Officer - latterly attached to Sqd.273 R.A.F. WW2 -unfortunately killed over Singapore 11/12/1944 - Have family info but would dearly love to have his War record - can anyone out there assist me! Roy as he was known, was my childhood hero! Parents were Edward and Maargaret Bullion of Baldur, Manitoba.
Max RobbinsMax Robbins from Waimate, New Zealand wrote on 2013-02-05 at 9:21 pm:
12 Squadron Bomber Command Lancaster ND342 PH-U. This bomber was shot down on a bombing run to Essen on 12th Dec 1944. My partner's uncle was the pilot and there were 2 Canadians in the crew. F/Sgt J.R.Patterson, Rear Gunner was killed and F/L Bert E.W Hall, Navigator was also killed. I am compiling all the information I can and have photo's of the crew, raid sheets etc. Would love to find the descendents of these 2 aviators and share all this info with them
Leslie SadlerLeslie Sadler from Canada wrote on 2013-02-03 at 3:36 am:
My father who passed away 2years ago came to Canada as a RAF mechanic in 1941, serving at North Battleford BACTP base. I am writing a novel on Canadian pilots who joined the BCATP, I need some information on certain aircraft, would help if not I surely enjoyed your site. Thanks so very much. Les 1-780-989-0645 Edmonton AB.
Jayne EdwardsJayne Edwards from Plymouth, UK wrote on 2013-01-31 at 11:24 pm:
SEARCHING FOR BETTY HAYES who left to be with FRANK, Royal Canadian Air Force in 1960. She left her children and has never been heard of since. Her duaghter has searched for 30 years and desperately seeks some closure. Does anyone know what Squadrons served at RAF Uxbridge in 1959/60 so that we might contact them. Grateful for any assistance.
Lori RileyLori Riley from Langley, B.C. wrote on 2013-01-31 at 9:18 pm:
I am interested in finding out more information on my uncle - 6 27 Flying Officer Collingwood, George F-86 Sabre II 19291 25 August 1952
Rosemary EdmeadsRosemary Edmeads from Culver City, California wrote on 2013-01-30 at 12:08 am:
Reply to Andy Davis Reference RAF Records for your father Sgt A C Davis Try the following site Veterans-UK.info They have all the information and forms you can download to apply for your dads records. Cost is 30 pounds. Good luck with your search Regards Rosemary Edmeads
Rosemary EdmeadsRosemary Edmeads from Culver City California wrote on 2013-01-29 at 11:58 pm:
I am interested in finding the whereabouts two RCAF crew members or their families who flew on Halifax JP162FS-S 148 Special Duties Squadron on the night of Aug 4/5th 1944 when it was shot down near Wojnarowa Poland after dropping supplies to the partisan groups They are F/O Phillip James Anderson and Sgt Robert Orlando Peterson who were two of the four crew who evaded capture ( Sgt Jolly and Sgt Underwood) and returned to England in March 1945. I am the daughter of Sgt John Rae who was KIA Also KIA were Ft Lt McCall and Sgt Aspinall. I have been researching the history of this crew this last flight of JP126 and have been helped by a group of Polish aircraft history enthusiasts Excavations have been made and a TV documentary made of the crash site in 2010. Items have been displayed in The Home Army Museum in Krakow.There are plans to honor the crew of JP 162 I would be happy to hear from anyone who could give me further information on these two men. I am traveling to Krakow this summer to meet with these people who have been so helpful. Kind regards Rosemary Edmeads nee Rae