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Can anyone tell me, for historical purposes, how LtCol REM (Bob) Cross PPCLI qualified as a Canadian Army pilot? I suspect he did his ab initio at the Brandon Flying Club, then to wings standard at the Light Aircraft School at CJATC Rivers in the early to mid-50s. I have been singularly unsuccessful in finding anyone or anything that can shed any light on the subject and would be eternally grateful if someone could answer this perplexing question. He was OC Ground Training Wing at CJATC in the early 60s. I know, as I worked for him. I should have asked him then!Too late now as he has gone to the big hangar in the sky.

Added: November 29, 2015
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I HAVE A 1000HR MUG BUT DON'T HAVE A CERTIFICATE, I DON'T THINK I WAS EVER GIVEN ONE. I WILL ENTER SOME MORE DATA AT A LATER TIME

Added: November 20, 2015
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The website needs a historical lead-in to each Corps or organizations category. Brief statements of the formation, mission, employment and related information would fill the bill. The comments can be adjusted if necessary as new facts or information are received.

Don't be the last to record a historical overview of your Corps, unit or organization's part in army aviation. Your help is needed to provide substance and information within each category.


Added: November 19, 2015
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The following comment has been placed on the 2,3 RCHA and the artillery facebook pages.

Anyone who served with the Regiment's Air OP Troops will be interested in visiting this new website canadianarmyaviation.ca . (Type in the address on your browser). The site requests input from all who served in all of our Troops before unification and the disbandment of the Air OP troops.


Added: November 17, 2015
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In December, 1958, I was attending the Long location Course in Shilo, Manitoba. I did my continuation flying at 2AirOP flight, Shilo. On Saturday, December 30th, 1958, I went flying with Doug McMillan and took the opportunity to fly over the Shilo ranges to do a bit of crater analysis. On our return to the hangar, and to enter the flight in my logbook, I realized I had just flown my one thousandth hour. That is when Doug McMillan said I should be eligible for the Order of the Griffin and the 1000 Hour Mug. I understand that the Order of the Griffin was originated by LtCol Buzz Borland, who was commanding CJATC. The certificate that I received has been lost, but I still have the mug.

Is there anyone out there who still has a 1000 Hour Mug and/or the certificate that accompanied it?

Bob


Added: November 16, 2015
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Wonderful site Vic and John H. Long time in coming but will serve history well. Congratulations!

Added: November 16, 2015
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Welcome to the Canadian Army Aviation Blog. An entry is easy to do - just follow the notes and fill in the small windows on the blog screen. Your comment will not be posted immediately but will be reviewed by myself and/or the website manager. This will ensure that your comment is posted and inappropriate ones are not. I know from my time (too many years ago) as an army pilot that there are many stories to be told and photos and videos that recorded events. Dig into your archives and send them in. For photos and videos please include a caption with names, dates and what event is shown. This will help us ensure it is inserted into the correct place on the website.

If you served on strength of an Canadian Army Aviation organization we want to record who you served with, where, when and in what capacity. For ease of entry please submit your details in the following format:

Last name, First name, Initials, rank during service, year(s) of service with the unit, Unit/Flight/Troop, location, function. Example:

Bloggins Egbert AJ Cpl, 66 - 70, 1 Tpt Hel Pl, CFB Uplands, Ottawa, driver, load master, photographer (etc).

We look forward to hearing from you,

Vic Coroy


Added: November 16, 2015
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