Log Book 1 – Canada

Log Book 1 - Canada This is a record of the origins of Grandpa’s Flying Career! Log Book 1 covers the period from his first flight in July of 1940 to 21 November 1943. This takes Dad from his first solo flight to operational flying in England in Beaufighters...

409 Squadron RCAF

409 Squadron Grandpa and his time with 409 Squadron of the RCAF Service MenuGrandpa’s War Service Log Book 1 – Canada Log Book 1 – UK Log Book 2 Joe’s Log Book Grandpa’s Journal 409 Squadron RCAF 409 in the Beginning 1941 1942 1943 1944...
Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

This past 13th of September I went out to Langley to pick up Grandpa and we went down to Stanley Park for a celebration of the Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. We went for a lunch in the Pavilion hosted by the Air Force Officers Association and then went outside...

Grandpa’s War Service

Grandpa's War Service The 1939-45 war was fought by average people doing their patriotic duty. Grandpa was one of them. They are all old men now. No more the dashing young heroes doing foolish things in aeroplanes, testing their nerve against young German...

Etta Marr

Etta Marr We take a minute to remember the life of Grandma Etta Henrietta Lucas (McAteer) Marr Etta Marr is an amazing woman. She came from hardships difficult to imagine by today’s standards but she brought from that background uncommon strength and a sense of...
One Final Honor

One Final Honor

It all began with a book. Wayne Ralph travelled and interviewed and then wrote a book of stories about average men caught up in the air war of 73 years ago. Dad was one of the people he wrote about in Aces, Warriors and Wingmen. Anyway, when the French Government...