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Ex 429 Sqn. Mobile Command. RCAF Cap't. (ret'd). Based in St.Hubert. Fond memories of the Army pilots I met and flew with.

You have a nice website and I am sure I have stuff to contribute.

Hello Joe!


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Hi,

Very much a shot in the dark, but I would welcome any information that anyone might have on RAF 665 Squadron (RCAF), as I own an Auster AOP5 which was flown by them during the squadrons short life near the end of WW2.


Added: May 11, 2017
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Gary,

Regarding your query, our Director revisited the Canadian Army Aviators listing again and checked the status of Bob Lovett. We find that although he flew with 450 Sqn during the pre-unification period he was not awarded the Army Flying badge. He flew as a navy aviator and wore the CF wing. As a result he won't appear on the army flyers listings.

Our thanks for your interest.

Vic Coroy,

Coordinator
Candian Army Aviation Website


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Hello. Enjoyed the pilot's list. You may wish to add Capt Bob Lovett. He was a former Naval pilot who ended up with 1THP/450 Sqn Det Namao in the late 60s. He was killed in the 1974/75 Chinook crash.

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Peter,

I regret the long delay in replying to your query regarding a qualification badge worn by Air OP crew. There is no evidence that we have uncovered that indicates a badge that may have been issued to Air OP ground crew or observers. The only insignia was the epaulette loop stated "Air OP" in red on a blue Melton cloth loop slipped onto the epaulette. I note however that members of 1 Air OP Flight wore a half wing on their armlet in the early type of combat or field dress. Notwithstanding that local arrangement there was never an official badge issued for observers or ground crew.

Our thanks for your interest in this matter.

Vic Coroy

Coordinator
Canadian Army Aviation Website


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Was there a qualification badge for OR's who Quailed as observers in the 1950's?

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Hi,

Very much a shot in the dark, but I would welcome any information that anyone might have on RAF 665 Squadron (RCAF), as I own an Auster AOP5 which was flown by them during the squadrons short life near the end of WW2.


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Thank you Nora for your comment and interest in our website. We plan to establish a link to Bill's website and may be interested in the information contained in rwrwalker.com. It is always good to hear from family or friends who know or knew our Army aviators.

Vic


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My father was Capt. Gord Walker. I am thrilled to look at this site and see so many familiar names and faces. My brother, Bill Walker, for years developed and maintained a website of Canadian military aircraft, their histories and eventual disposition. Bill died of cancer in late 2016: however he had made arrangements before his death to have his website taken over and managed by the aviation museum staff in Hamilton. I believe the site can still be found at rwrwalker.com, and may provide additional information for you. Thanks again for your work on this site. It brought back many happy memories of my dad and fellows who flew with him.

Nora Walker Axhorn


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Hello gentlemen does anybody remember my father, Major C.F. Burant RCHA KOREA, AIR O.P. BRANDON FLYING CLUB,427 SQUADRON PETTAWAWA, D.N.D. OTTAWA, I often wonder about his military past, I know he sure loved to fly. thank-you and take care...Paul Burant.

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