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Don DeMill from Delta, BC wrote on 22/11/2016 at 12:48 am:
I'm the son of one of Ron Butcher's crew mates on the Lady be good: tail gunner Alf DeMill. If Ron's still with us I'd love very, very much to meet him!
Rotary Club of West Ottawa from Ottawa, ON wrote on 15/11/2016 at 10:59 am:
We are sponsors of the book "Sinai Surgeon", an historical narrative of the 115th Air Transport Unit and the UNEF I Anyone interested in this history can obtain the book at www.sinaisurgeon.com. All proceeds to the Global Eradication of Polio Program.
Gerald Beck from Saskatoon wrote on 09/11/2016 at 12:03 am:
Looking for any information on service records for my Dad Anton Lloyd Beck (Tony)RCAF who passed away this summer at the age of 95 .He was stationed in Castle Archdale Ireland .He went over seas as an Aero mechanic and then a Navigational engineer ,Flying Sunderlands .Squadron #422 "This Arm Shall Do It " thank you
Major (Ret) Jacques Grenier,CD R22eR from Ottawa wrote on 08/11/2016 at 11:57 am:
I am inquiring for Father Jean_Guy Lanthier who was a Padre in the CF. He is looking for the telephone number of MGen Lou Cuppens who now livw, he believes , in NB. If you can contact MGen Cuppens could you ask him to contact FatherLanthier at 1-450-247-2055 afetr 9 PM as he is serving three parishes and is seldom home.
Romeo Thiboutot from Parksville BC wrote on 23/10/2016 at 1:49 pm:
I am looking for a member that I served with at Uplands in the AMU unit from 1959-1964. The last I know he was a commissionaire in Edmonton. His name is Jean (Jack) Brian. I will keep watching this site in case anyone know of his where about. I can be reached at 250.951.9975
Romeo Thiboutot from Parksville wrote on 22/10/2016 at 7:53 pm:
Air Movement controller 1959-1964 wish I could find some old friend.
AndrewnYeates from Yorkshire, England wrote on 02/10/2016 at 2:45 pm:
Trying to trace any RCAF personnel that may of served near York (England) during WW2. In particular anybody who drank in the Castle Hotel in York and can remember the landlady Vera Green. A long time ago but would appreciate any response, thank you.
steve smith from London, England wrote on 18/09/2016 at 3:45 pm:
Hi, looking for RCAF career details and contact with the family of P/O Ernest Brazier Cozens DFC an American in the RCAF who served with No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron flying Short Stirlings 1942/43. Any help very welcome. I have details from Hugh Hallidays wonderful pages. Thanks in advance. Steve Smith 218 Squadron Association historian
Nick Brown from Hull wrote on 16/09/2016 at 7:24 am:
I am looking for any veterans or their families who flew with 428 (Ghost) squadron RCAF during WW2. My wife's Greta Uncle was with the McRae crew of LK635 NA-H when she was lost on a raid to Hanover 22/23 Sept 1943. I have been researching the LK635 loss but this research has grown and I would like to contact as many veterans/families as possible for their stories.
Deborah Side from Redwood, New York wrote on 15/09/2016 at 9:01 am:
My stepdad Frank (Fransciuos) Bruyns who was a RCAF Lancaster pilot just passed away today, September 15, 2016.
Moore White from Port Rowan ON wrote on 13/09/2016 at 9:16 pm:
Joined in 1952. Radar technician at 418 Edmonton Sqn. Went aircrew as Nav on 5601 in Winnipeg. Served with 436 Sqn. and NDHQ until 1964.
CHRISTOPHER ROY WILSON JR wrote on 10/09/2016 at 8:15 pm:
Jim McLeman from Calgary Alberta wrote on 28/08/2016 at 1:18 am:
I,m looking for any info on a Flight Sargent MacPherson who served with the RCAF in Burma in 1944/5 His number was R205509 He trained in StThomas Ont and was Billeted at 6 Scott St St Thomas. Any help much appreciated. Jim
Kays from London wrote on 21/08/2016 at 6:49 pm:
Im trying to find out more information on Mr. Gordon Roy McGregor. RCAF and his life when he retired. This is for personal reasons and I would like to get in contact with anyone who knew of him well maybe Or his family to contact. His wife was Alexandra may. Please email for more info or advise. Best wishes. Thanks
Cliff Dean from Rye wrote on 20/08/2016 at 5:21 pm:
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, E Sussex, UK includes the crash site of Harry R Hamilton 39316 of New Brunswick. On Sept 15th 2016 we will install a memorial stone to supplement the three oak trees planted in his memory (by his family?) at that spot.
Roy Jc Thompson from Colorado Springs, wrote on 12/08/2016 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 Bloomfield from Maryville, TN wrote on 29/07/2016 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 beckers from maastricht, netherlands wrote on 25/07/2016 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 Wadlow from Cambridge wrote on 21/07/2016 at 8:02 pm:
Does anyone remember a civilian personnel named Frank Murphy from the Manning Depot in QC?
Colette breault from Yellowhead county AB wrote on 01/07/2016 at 7:12 pm:
Hi would love to have information and photos of F/O Henri Delphis Joseph Tanguay...Reg.224719 thank you
Shelley Sweeney from Winnipeg wrote on 25/06/2016 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 Bradshaw from Lenham Enbland wrote on 12/06/2016 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 neufeld from eastern passage,ns wrote on 05/06/2016 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 neufeld from eastern passage,ns wrote on 05/06/2016 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 Arnold from Picton wrote on 17/05/2016 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 Erodotou wrote on 25/04/2016 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!
Kat from Montreal wrote on 25/04/2016 at 7:34 pm:
Hi where can I find some history on a tail gunner in the Air Force?
Hope Eberle from Madison wrote on 25/04/2016 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 Melton from Danville, Va. wrote on 21/04/2016 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/Levy from Louisville, KY wrote on 19/04/2016 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 Mitchell from Philadelphia wrote on 14/04/2016 at 9:40 am:
Looking for A.J.M Mitchell or his descendants. R-273014 RCAF.
Tony Cutting from Crowborough wrote on 05/04/2016 at 3:46 am:
Would like to contact anyone on NATO course 5704
419 Sqn from Cold Lake wrote on 02/04/2016 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 Hornung from Port Moody, BC wrote on 31/03/2016 at 1:43 am:
looking for RCAF WO1 Nicholas George Hornung (father) - don't see him in your data base.
Michael Payne from Ottawa wrote on 20/03/2016 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 Anger from Queen Creek, AZ USA wrote on 11/03/2016 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. Tibbs from Seattle WA. USA wrote on 08/03/2016 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 Healy from Victoria, BC wrote on 07/03/2016 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 Stricker from Ridgeland, MS USA wrote on 06/03/2016 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 Lake from Vancouver, Canada wrote on 27/02/2016 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 Shields from Maidstone UK wrote on 17/02/2016 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 Farrell from England wrote on 15/02/2016 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 hubert from Belgium, Flanders, Oud-Turnhout wrote on 29/01/2016 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 Rymell from Chippenham, UK wrote on 25/01/2016 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 Gilzean from Abbotsford wrote on 25/01/2016 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 Scrimshaw from Nottingham UK wrote on 14/01/2016 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 Ferguson from Springhill Nova Scotia wrote on 09/01/2016 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 Ferguson from Springhill Nova Scotia wrote on 09/01/2016 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 savoy from calgary a.b canada wrote on 07/01/2016 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 savoy from calgary a.b canada wrote on 07/01/2016 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 Weed from Walnut Creek, CA wrote on 04/01/2016 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
Bonnie from Ottawa wrote on 09/12/2015 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 grant from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia wrote on 05/12/2015 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 Parkman from Plymouth uk wrote on 03/12/2015 at 1:10 pm:
Looking for the family of Roger Lessard service number R127314. I have personal effects to return to his family.
Robert Campbell from St.Albert, Alberta. Canada wrote on 28/11/2015 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 Campbell from St.Albert, Alberta. Canada wrote on 28/11/2015 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'Donnell from Rochdale, UK wrote on 13/11/2015 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 Forrest from Oshawa wrote on 05/11/2015 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 Grant from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia, 2444 wrote on 14/10/2015 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 Taylor from Rotherham, England wrote on 27/09/2015 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
Richard from Toronto wrote on 24/09/2015 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 Glenfield from Northern Ireland wrote on 23/09/2015 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 McCallum from Thunder Bay wrote on 22/09/2015 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 carr from deep river ont wrote on 01/05/2015 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 Baldwin from England wrote on 22/11/2014 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.Wynn from England wrote on 22/11/2014 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 Kettley from drakes broughton wrote on 12/11/2014 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-Brown from Argyll Scotland wrote on 12/11/2014 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 Snider from St.Catharines, ON wrote on 06/11/2014 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 Tait from Ottawa, Ontario wrote on 18/10/2014 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 MacNamara from Fonthill Ontario wrote on 27/09/2014 at 3:42 pm:
1962 - 1968 104 KU and 414 (EW) Squadron.... Then to 424 Trenton and finally CFB Bagotville. 1972
David Barrett from Chilliwack, British Columbia wrote on 14/09/2014 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 Barrett wrote on 14/09/2014 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 -RCAF from Cornwall, Ontario wrote on 11/09/2014 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 White from 59 Bramblegrove Cres., Ottawa ON K1T 3G2 wrote on 10/09/2014 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. Bisscheroux from Chomedey, QC wrote on 31/08/2014 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 !
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Michael MacNamara from Fonthill Ontario wrote on 26/07/2014 at 10:02 am:
Served at 104 KU and 414 (EW) Sqn. 1962 - 1968 A wonderfull posting.
Tony Rushton from England wrote on 21/07/2014 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 McDonald wrote on 12/07/2014 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 Edmeads from Culver City California wrote on 05/07/2014 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. Walsh from Bowser BC wrote on 18/06/2014 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,PPCLI wrote on 09/06/2014 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 Hurford from Vancouver wrote on 30/05/2014 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 Sauvageau from Crofton, Vancouver Island wrote on 28/05/2014 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 Cuthbertson from Dieppe NB Canada wrote on 15/05/2014 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 Aronovitch from Delray Beach Florida wrote on 15/05/2014 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 Bollong from Wallace. N.S. wrote on 15/05/2014 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) from Nepean, Ontario wrote on 30/04/2014 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) from Gatineau wrote on 07/04/2014 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 Shewchuk from Richmond, BC wrote on 31/03/2014 at 1:43 am:
I was stationed in St. Hubert in 1959 and 1960 as an Armament Systems Technician working in the Hangar.
Michael MacNamara from Fonthill Ontario wrote on 08/03/2014 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 Murphy from Windsor, Ontario, Canada wrote on 24/01/2014 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. PFF from Toronto wrote on 29/11/2013 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. Gillies from Lakeshore, Ontario wrote on 18/10/2013 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 Shewchuk from Richmond, BC wrote on 12/10/2013 at 9:12 pm:
I was stationed at St. Hubert in 1959 to 1960 as an Armament Systems Tech.
Victor G Snowden from Kitchener, ON. wrote on 25/09/2013 at 11:59 pm:
just about to read the Constitution & By-Laws etc
Noel and Isabel Gauthier from Edmonton, Alberta wrote on 15/09/2013 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 Charlebois wrote on 13/08/2013 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 Charlebois wrote on 13/08/2013 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