Retired as BCWO in 1986 in Winnipeg. A member of 899 Wing in Vernon BC
Greetings. Retired ex-defense contractor employee in Space Surviellance, also helio pilot and A&P, who researches-writes aviation-aerospace history. My current write for AAHS Journal (American Aviation Historical Society) is an American perspective article on the CF-100 Canuck. Will trade wants for following images; Orenda engine change on Canuck, Canuck w/velvet Glove missiles, intercept story of Canucks interecepting (any images exist?) against SAC B-36s, B-47s that penetrated Canada & radar-bombed cities as exercises. it is a favorite forein aircraft and will be quite interesitng and respectful write. Thank yhou. Dave Stern
F/Lt Carley was my Uncle's Pilot at 138 Squadron Tempsford from 8th June 1944 until February 1945. My uncle was Albert Edward Heap, Flight Engineer and I have recently viewed Carley's handwritten accounts of their flights to mainly France, Denmark and Norway. Your entry says that the destinations are unknown, but I have digitally photographed all of his flight reports if anyone is interested. Unfortunately my Uncle was sent to Burma following his time at Tempsford and was killed on his way home when the aircraft broke apart in mid-air killing all 22 on board. It is good to read that F/Lt Carley did not meet the same fate. I did not know either that he had won the DFC as it was not recorded in the Station ORB which I also have.
Son of Flt Lft Hamilton Walsh
in remembrance of my brother f/o dave smith,sabre pilot 421 squadron grostenquin france 1959.my sincerist thanks to one and all for the wonderfull work and dedication to the association and likewise the imense pride i derive as a member.keep up the good work.
Former FCO/ADT St. Jean (1966), Lac St. Denis (1967), Holberg (67-68), Senneterre (68-69): Seeking information on LAC Dave Poole, Cook at Holberg 67-69.
In rememberance of my father Conrad Alan Moth.
I am proud to have served in the RCAF.I had to leave due to family needs and have always regretted that. As I get older the happier I am that our armed services are finally getting the long deserved public recognition from most Canadians which, for the decades after I left the services, was not there. Our modern air force in 2011 is something that all Canadians can take pride in and I am proud to have been a small part of that heritage.
I am writing as a "seasoned" Air Force brat from the good old days when we had operational Bases in Zweibrucken and Baden Baden. My Dad, Patrick Higgs (Ret'd) flew F86's and F104's. While he does not have email, if you wish to contact him - feel free to contact me (via email) and I will pass your comms on! Kindest regards, Pamela
I was more than pleased to read more about P/O M.W.Brown(RCAF) who was the sole survivor of Halifax W1117 of 35 Sqdn crashed homebound in the night 16/17 June 1942 over Veldhoven/Vessem. I looking forward to hear from relatives of Brown and also from the pilot F/Sgt A.E. Hammond who was perished in the crash. If you have any leads please contact me. Regards, Adrian
A buddy of mine, also an RCAF member during WW11 presented me with the Air Force ball cap a year or so ago. Constant use over that time my present cap is as shabby almost as I am thus the need to acquire a new one. Iwas seconded to two RAF squadrons 200 and 292 flying in Africa along with service in India Burma and came away with an operational wing and bar. Now I have memories to keep me company as I watch the fireplace slowly each time I have it on. Good job you are doing Keep it up
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On May 29,2011 the Veterans Memorial Park will host a celebration for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. A full military muster will begin at 1030 at the local school, then march to the park led by the Stadacona Band. Everyone is welcome. Dignitaries from all levels of government will attend, and a low altitude fly past by the Seaking, and Aurora will take place. Anyone wishing further information call Ken Jamieson at 902-647-2895. A luncheon will take place following the service at the local school.
I am trying to trace a Srg. Donald Alexander Sinclair RCAF R/61222 who was KIA and buried in the Commonwealth Graves Ipswich old Cemetery England 1941 aged 21yrs . I require what happened and what was his mission at the time of death for is cousin who lives in Alberta Canada. I hope someone maybe able to help. Regards Sinclair T.Ronald.
1957/58.I was at No2TTS CAMP BORDEN installing an F86 Sabre flight simulator.My "boss" there was Wjng Commander Hemsley.I wonder what happened to Sgt Skene ?I was a civil engineer from REDIFON flight simulation.
I am looking for information on LAC John Robert Gaudreau, who served in the RCAF in Trenton, Ont and Marville France and North Bay , Ont.( 1950 - 1963). I am also looking for information on LAW Betty Gaudreau (nee Brooks) who served in Trenton Ont ( 1950-1954).
I am trying to find any information on my Uncle, F/O Ed Welters who flew with the SKYLANCERS in Europe and was killed on March 2, 1956 with 3 of his buddies flying their Sabres. His tail # is 23524 and flew Left Wing. I will be in Europe in July, 2011 and am trying to locate his gravesite. I would really appreciate any help possible.
My father S. Ralph Moore (Major, retired) passed away on January 5, 2011. My father loved his military carreer and the many friends that he met over the years.
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Hello from Georgia. RCAF early 60's. AFP. Airforce brat from birth in '46 until dad retired in 64 from Rockcliffe. Gosh I miss those days!
Hello to all from the friendly city of Hamilton, Ontario. If you're in the area stop by at the Wing for some comradeship. Keith Clifford 2nd Vice President 447 Wing AFAC Hamilton
Thank you for this website. I'd just like to ask for two minor edits in my father's entry - TRIPE, S/L Phillip Valentine King (42279). 1) It's Philip with one "l". 2) "He drowned in an ice boating accident." He continued to be very active to the end and "ice boating" is more fitting and true. Thanks again.
Stationed with 403 Sqn. in the early 50's Inst Tech. would like to have been there longer but was transferred to C.E.P.E. Edmonton for 3 years then to the Air Navigation School, Winnepeg,4 years.in Germany and back to the peg. took my pension and retired in Trail B.C. 35 Years + was enough Met My Wife in Calgary Got Married oldest is a retired Airfoce W.O. in Cold Lake. Life is Good TaTaForNow
I am retired since 1989 after 26 years in the RCAF. There is not a wing locally, that I know of, so I am not currently affiliated with a wing. If you know of any close by could you let me know by return email? Thanks. WO FT Kanne (Ret)