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My Grandfather, RCAF

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Hello,

I am trying to find information about my grandfather, who passed away in 1958. The only information I can find on the internet is this snipet

Course 30: May 16 - August 20, 1941
Squadron Leader A.V. Ashdown, Chief Accounting Officer, Camp Borden, presented the pilot "wings" assisted by Group Capt. R. S. Grandy, O.B.E., Commandant, and Flt-Lieut S. F. Douglass, Adjutant.

Squadron Leader Ashdown addressed the young pilots following the presentation.

"The awarding of these badges here today marks the culmination of a carefully planned course which you all have completed in a creditable manner. Shortly, you will enter more intensively into the training for the object for which you entered the service - to defeat and destroy our common enemy, an enemy as cunning and resourceful as he is barbarous and ruthless. This task will require all the energy you possess. We feel that the glorious traditions of our service are safe in your hands, and that you as individuals will add to the splendid record of the British airmen in this conflict. We wish you all success and good luck."

+James Rogers Shanks headed the class. +(J/7030) Thomas Best, (J/7031) Edwin Thomas Marriott, +(J/7032) Willard Edward Madden, +(J/7034) John Green Hoar, +(J/7035) Wilbert Andrew Shoemaker (DFC), +(J/7036) Harvey George Funkhouser, +(J/7038) William Irving Jones, Lloyd Ernest Pears, +(R/84031) Stephen Dominic Fassino, Robert Dulmage Phillip (DFC), +(J/15347) Thomas Fair Watt, Leonard Joseph Cornfoot, +William Thomas Bent, John Arthur Rae (DFC), Emerson Mervyn Padfield, William Harry Roe Plewes (3 EFTS), Rodin Eric Roy, Phillip Roy Brook (DFC), +(J/15685) Earl Hubert Brown, +(J/18208) Roger Johnstone Burrill, J. Kenneth Clark, +(R/75835) Stanley Jerome Connell, +(R/74421) Irwin James Eady - 402 Sqn., +(R/75999) Thomas Dominic Forestell, +(J/17912) Garnet Henry Hamilton, +(J/16150) William Smith Johnston, +(J/18987) Fernand Daniel Jolicoeur, H.L.A. Leonard Harriston, Thomas Macfarlane, Ottawa; Jack Willard Marshall, Ernest Leonard Mouland, +(J/19717) Robert William McLaren, Norman Elwood McKee, Clifford William Ollet, +(R/83868) Howard Victor Payne, Peter Durst Smith, +(R69239 - J/17058) Clarence Lyall Shaver, (J/18272) Edward Howard Stansel (POW), +(J/15356) James William Reynolds (DFC), +(J/15477) Leclare Allerthorn Walker (Dieppe), John Allen Wilson, +(J/15301) William Jacob Louis Weicker (DFC & Bar), +(J15532) Jack Zavitz, James Milton Sanders, Jerome Arthur Zee (DFC), +(R/74415) Walter Charles Wicker (3 EFTS), Earl Alfred Thompson, Louis Earl Humphreville, +(R/67937) Louis Raymond Brunette, +(R/76101) Walter William Burns, +(R/67277) Harley Joseph Helblock, Redene Wayne Simenson, +(R/67970) Harry Alyn Neal, +(R/75611) Herbert James Palmer (3 EFTS)

Posted in from No. 3 EFTS Crumlin and No. 12 EFTS Goderich

http://rcafcampborden.blogspot.ca/2010/08/blog-post.html

Other information that I know of from a telegram sent after the war is that he was shot down over Tripoli in 1942 and was captured by the Germans. He spent 2 years as a POW bouncing around from one camp to aother in Occupied Europe before escaping.

He passed away when my father was 3 and information about him is very very limited. Does anyone know of any resources I can use to search? I have tried ancestry.ca but I do not know any other sources to get information.

I have tried searching the archive sites but have turned up nothing.
 

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Thanato said:
I am trying to find information about my grandfather, who passed away in 1958.

Canadian Forces after 1918 (including Second World War)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogie/022-909.007-e.html

"There are no restrictions on access to information relating to an individual who has been deceased for more than 20 years. Proof of death is required.

Proof of Death: A copy of a death certificate, newspaper obituary, funeral notice or photograph of the gravestone."

 

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I found this.

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