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Our Canada - - Commemorating Our Men And Women In Uniform - Rose Cole, Cam­bridge, Ont.

My dad, Char­lie Pat­ter­son (left), was born in 1919 and en­listed in the Royal Cana­dian Air Force in 1940 at the age of 21. He was sent to Galt Air­craft School for train­ing and grad­u­ated in 1942. He was shipped to Eng­land, where he was sta­tioned at Top­cliffe, York­shire. As­signed to the Dun­lop Rub­ber Co., he was a very good me­chanic and worked on many bomber air­craft, in­clud­ing Lan­cast­ers and Spit­fires. He re­turned home in 1945. I’m so proud to be the daugh­ter of a vet­eran.

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