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G Christian Larsen from Pennfield, New Brunswick wrote on 27/12/2011 at 9:43 pm
Researching the history of the former Pennfield Ridge Air Station (1941-1945). Looking for anyone who may have been at No.2 ANS, No.2 OTU, No.34 OTU and RCAF Station, Pennfield Ridge.
Leo Middlestadt from Richmond Hill, Ontario wrote on 25/12/2011 at 5:48 pm
I served in the RCAF vfrom 1952 to 1955. I was trained as an ACOP at Grand Bend. I worked for a year in Fort Nelson, B.C.both as a controller in the tower, and as an announcer on radio astation CHFN. I served in North Bay as a homer operator assisting CF100s doing let-downs for GCA (PAR). Prior to leaving the service, I spent two months atCoral Harbour, N.W.T. as the junior member of a team providing ATC service for aircraft participating in delivery of equipment for the DEW Line. I left the air force in 1955 to pursue a career as a civilian ATC for Transport Canada for 33 years. I am most proud of my time in the RCAF and was delighted at the recent re-creation of the RCAF as a separate entity.
Geoff Raebel from Sydney - Australia wrote on 21/12/2011 at 2:25 am
Great site, I am editing the Bomber Command Association Australia Newsletter and copied into the Bomber Command Campaign Medal discussions. Separately I have written the story of 144 RAF (Canadian)and 455 RAAF's expedition to Russia in 1942. The story is a rather complete background on why the Dominions were in the war, why Russia was drawn into the war, the Tirpitz and the war in the Arctic. How the airmen made a 9 hour flight on 8 1/2 hours of fuel and their story after getting to Russia. I'd be pleased to be contacted by surviving families.
Robert (Bob) Cooke from Orillia ON wrote on 04/12/2011 at 2:59 am
LAC #78767. St. Jean course # 6403 (January to March '64) Clinton March '64 to December '64 for COM-OP course, then Greenwood January '65. Was on exercise Maple Spring Board at Puerto Rico when we lost the Argus in March '65. Took an early (honourable) discharge because of the coming integration of the three Forces. Looking for anyone I trained or served with.
Mike Bull from Vancouver Island, BC. wrote on 02/12/2011 at 7:25 am
Formerly RCAF 5714 St.Jean PQ, Clinton, Camp Borden, Chatham. 6002 Centralia, Wpg Aircrew trainees in 61, 422 Sqdn Mt.Hope seeking former friends.
Robert Bourke from Pickering, ON ( formerly of North Bay, ON) wrote on 25/11/2011 at 5:54 pm
Son of Joseph M Bourke. WW II, Stirling and Lancaster pilot, shot down - POW at Sagan, Stalag Luft III and Son in-law of William (Mickey) Reinhart DFM, DFC, 97 ops. Any connections?
Glenn Goodman from Kelowna, BC wrote on 21/11/2011 at 11:37 pm
Retired AERE Major, CFR'd from ARO on argus joined RCAF 1953 as armament systems tech. had tours in 2(f) wing and bagotville on F86, then on CF100. After commission to Ottawa then after CF to Esquimalt, Comox, (407) and to USNaval Development Center Johnsville, Pa. for 3 years. Returned to Shearwater, NS and later to Mairtime Air Command, Halifax. returned to the USA, as CFLiason at Washington, DC. came back to Ottawa in 1982 where I retired and went to work for Litton Industries. retired from Litton in 1993. Had a serious stroke in 1995 and moved to Kelowna in 2000.
Steve Cook from Ajax On wrote on 12/11/2011 at 8:11 pm
I am looking for next of kin for a Sgt Brady CJ RCAF R140692. Sgt Brady was serving with 576 sqn RAF Elsham Wolds . He was killed in action over Neuss Germany along with the rest of the crew on Sept 23/24 1944.I have his logbook and would like to return it to his family if possible . Thank You Steve Cook
David Snell from Richmond Hill, Ontario wrote on 31/10/2011 at 4:03 am
Looking for old comrades who served with me in the RCAF 1953-1956: Camp Borden, Ontario; Rivers, Manitoba; Namao, Alberta(105 C&R Flight).
William "Bill" Heald from Sanger, California wrote on 08/10/2011 at 12:35 am
I'm ex-USAF, 526 Squadron. Looking for information on my friend F/O E.S. 'Stu' Oliver,212608, RCAF, died 2 Sep 1955, near Zweibrucken. I can't remember which Squadron he was in, either 413Sq, 427Sq or 434Sq. Any one remember him, or "Croc" ?
Glenna Smith-Walkden from Morrisburg Ontario wrote on 04/10/2011 at 2:38 pm
Iam so happy that "Royal" is back in Royal Canadian Air Force. I was a member of 400 Air Reserve Squadron in Downsview in the late 60's. I met my husband there and we have been married for 42 years. A few of us "old folk" are oputting together a mini 400 Sqn reunion on Oct 29th in Trenton. If you are a former 400 Sqn member and would like to attend, please email me
Pamela Waaka from Australia wrote on 02/10/2011 at 4:44 am
My uncle was a member of 138 Squadron from September 1944 until he was KIA over the North Sea (Norway) on the 26th February, 1945. On board was F/S Hagarty of the RCAF I would like to know if any of his family could contact me as I am interested to see what information or photos they may have. (I could only get one of my uncle F/O John Edward Stanton) I am also in contact with the family of the Wireless Operator. I am not into family history, only my uncles RAAF/RCAF/RAF history.
Bill Nurse wrote on 26/09/2011 at 7:52 pm
Correction :Should read "A Life To Brief " for the Liberator story
Bill Nurse from National Air Force Museum of Canada wrote on 26/09/2011 at 7:48 pm
To access the Liberator story,this might be simpler,just click my name "William (Bill ) Nurse" in the header Scroll to and click "A Life To Short "
William ( Bill ) Nurse from National Air Force Museum of Canada wrote on 23/09/2011 at 12:58 am
We have just completed the story of Liberator KH 326 which never returned from Malaya (now Malaysia). The all-RCAF crew were assigned to RAF 357 Sqn flying out of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka )in June, 1945. The story highlights the life F/S Harry Andrews, Air gunner, from Sudbury, Ontario. A fascinating story, to be sure. Google the Home Page above and scroll to "A Life To Short " & click the title
jacques babineau from st antoine,n.b. wrote on 11/09/2011 at 1:28 am
was attached to base hospital,esquimalt,b.c...released in 1971 i'm glad" royal "was brought back.
Rae Marie Marion (nee Powdrill) from White Rock, B.C. wrote on 04/09/2011 at 3:54 am
My brother was Flt. Lt. Ross Powdrill, who was R.C.A.F. , attatched Squadron 166, R.A.F. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him,I know there will be few left now, but here's hoping. Just found your site, wonderful!
9oseph M. Scherrer R 209181 from Aylmer #14, Kingston #14 sfts wrote on 22/08/2011 at 9:30 pm
945uld like to know if there is anything that Iam entitled to after being transferred to the Reserve,General Section, Class"E"on Sept 25 1945.I have heard a word ffrom you folks since then.Nodischarge metal or any other entitlements. Would love to hear from you. joseph
Joseph M. Scherrer R209181 from Muncie, In wrote on 22/08/2011 at 9:04 pm
I was tranferred to the reserve,General Section, Class"E"on sept.25 1945. I have never heard a word from you folks since. I never received a discharge or anything from R.C.A.F.Am I entitled to anything for the service I rendered. Joseph Scherrer
Patricia Kaiser Lapointe from Saskatoon, Sask. wrote on 21/08/2011 at 10:16 pm
My dad, Jim (James ) Kaiser is about to celebrate his 90th birthday, and wants to contact his old friend Owen Milner. He visited within the last year or two , but we dont have his contact info. Can anyone help?
Gayle Sandra Mueller Nee Sweet from Summerside PEI wrote on 19/08/2011 at 10:17 am
Joined right out of school in July 1967 and went through the combined forces experience in 1968 and then went back to our old Air Force uniform before leaving in 1972. I truly enjoyed my time in the services and was very proud to be part of 715 Communications squadron in St Hubert PQ. Wonderful experience for any young person and I am sure it helped make me the person I am today.
Chaplain Richard F (doc) Ball from AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION - New Jersey wrote on 18/08/2011 at 6:36 am
To my Brothers & Sisters of the Great North may God Bless you in your travels & send you safely into the wild blue yonder TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND OUR GREAT NATIONS - THIS WE WILL DEFEND - AIM HIGH - AMEN (R)ChplnRFBall
Jim McKinnon from Minden ON wrote on 31/07/2011 at 12:04 pm
Hello to Pam Higgs. I do not remember your father Pat; but I do remember "the good old days" i.e. Baden Baden 64-68. The hockey rink was the only building left when I visited in 2009. A lot of sweaters with the names of many old friends were hanging on the walls. All the best to both of you LAC Jim McKinnon, Rec Spec
Bill Lupson from Bradenton FL wrote on 17/07/2011 at 4:38 pm
Hello from one who retired in the 1964 chop, It's good to see the AF is finally getting back to a level that is acceptable {almost}. I still miss the word "ROYAL" from the title for the CAF..
H."Des" Dessario from 890 (South Okanagan) RCAF Wing, Penticton, BC wrote on 14/07/2011 at 6:23 pm
Member of the RCAF Assn since 1953. Retired member, RCAF MSE trade till 1973.After retirement spent 5 years as Transport Officer at Vernon Cadet Camp. Since retirement worked in the Hospitality Industry, Tourism field till retirement in 1997.Charter member of 890 Wing that received its Charter in 1990 and been a continues Member since. We have a very active Wing and are involved with the Air Cadets and Community
Slim Hodgson from Coldstream BC wrote on 13/07/2011 at 10:30 pm
Retired as BCWO in 1986 in Winnipeg. A member of 899 Wing in Vernon BC
Dave Stern from Renton, WA home of BAC 737 plant wrote on 10/07/2011 at 9:07 am
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
Albert Gavagan from Blackpool England wrote on 07/07/2011 at 9:40 pm
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.
Michael Walsh from Kincardine Ontario Canada wrote on 07/07/2011 at 7:14 pm
Son of Flt Lft Hamilton Walsh
les smith from pietermaritzburg south africa wrote on 04/06/2011 at 6:43 pm
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.
Stu Montgomery LAC 102379 from Victoria, BC wrote on 27/04/2011 at 1:25 am
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.
Jennifer Rehfeldt (nee Moth) from Campbelltown, Australia wrote on 25/04/2011 at 2:45 am
In rememberance of my father Conrad Alan Moth.
Robert Thomson from Sechelt, BC wrote on 24/04/2011 at 7:22 pm
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.
Pamela Higgs from Edmonton AB wrote on 16/04/2011 at 5:38 pm
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
Adrian van Zantvoort from Veldhoven wrote on 09/04/2011 at 1:59 pm
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
Joseph Doyle from Ottawa ON Canada wrote on 08/04/2011 at 11:52 pm
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
gerrit de groot from holland wrote on 01/04/2011 at 8:54 am
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Veterans Memorial Park from Bass River NS wrote on 17/03/2011 at 9:06 pm
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.
Mr. Sinclair T Ronald from Market Harborough England UK. wrote on 15/02/2011 at 2:50 pm
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.
Brian Haynes from CRAWLEY SUSSEX UK wrote on 12/02/2011 at 6:22 pm
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.
Stephanie Gaudreau from Vancouver BC wrote on 08/02/2011 at 12:40 am
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).
Craig Lees from West Vancouver, B.C., Canada wrote on 01/02/2011 at 5:09 am
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.
Beth C. Moore from Kingston wrote on 23/01/2011 at 5:38 am
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.
Fred Nesbitt from Little Current Ontario wrote on 20/01/2011 at 2:56 am
Rick Davies from Atlanta GA wrote on 19/01/2011 at 4:11 pm
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!
Keith Clifford from Hamilton, Ontario wrote on 08/01/2011 at 1:41 pm
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
Anne (Tripe) Crossman from Nova Scotia wrote on 04/01/2011 at 11:52 am
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.
Trevor E. Smith from Trail B.C. wrote on 02/01/2011 at 10:30 pm
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
Frederick (Fred) Kanne from River Ryan Cape Breton NS wrote on 30/12/2010 at 11:17 pm
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)