A special tribute to help mark Canada’s 150th anniversary
”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.
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.