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”Af­ter a few days on squadron I was told I was go­ing on a raid. I was scared to death. You would see the flak even through the search­lights, and won­der how you got through it.“Roy was dis­charged in 1945, and now lives in We­taski­win, Alta.

Roy Foster

Born in Kam­loops, B,C., on Novem­ber 19, 1924, Roy tried to join the Cana­dian Navy first, but his age pre­vented him from be­ing ac­cepted. Since he was fa­mil­iar with farm and mo­bile ma­chin­ery, he later be­came an air frame me­chanic with the RCAF, sign­ing up in Cal­gary. He even­tu­ally be­came a flight en­gi­neer over­seas with 420 Snowy Owl Squadron, fly­ing his first op­er­a­tional flight over Cologne, Ger­many, in 1944.

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