Walter Neil Dove’s notes are so interesting when you read what he wrote about LAC St. Marseille, a student pilot determined to…
But sometimes his comments tell a lot about other student pilots… like “Whitey” Jones.
These names were found on this Website, and they have to be on this group picture. Four are identified.
(J/22036) Sidney Platt Seid – 418 Sqn.,
Frank E. Adams, Whitby;
Frank Alton, Lindsay;
Clarence F. Armstrong, Parry Sound;
Bruce A. Christie, Toronto;
William A. Gray, Toronto;
Donald B. McLaughlin, Toronto;
Bruce F. Beare, Port Perry;
David W. Burke, Hamilton;
Morris E. Gulliver, Leamington;
Oke Olson, Woodroffe;
Wilson N. Rivers, Ottawa;
William E. Smillie, London
29 young men.
I could only find information on Sid Seid.
Information from Airforce. ca
ROSE, F/L Richard John (J12271) – Distinguished Flying Cross – No.150 Squadron – Award effective 6 March 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 625/45 dated 13 April 1945. Born 1923 in Toronto; home there (clerk). Trained at No.1 ITS, No.3 EFTS and No.1 SFTS. Commissioned 1942.
This officer has completed numerous operational missions and throughout has set a fine example of devotion to duty. One night in January 1945 he piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Munich. Some distance from the target the aircraft sustained damage making it difficult to control. In spite of this, Flight Lieutenant Rose continued his mission. Later the port outer engine failed. Height was rapidly lost and the aircraft came down to 1,000 feet. Flight Lieutenant Rose succeeded in regaining control and, displaying outstanding airmanship, flew the badly damaged aircraft to base. His skill, coolness and determination set an excellent example.
Johnny Rose who was an instructor in Uplands became a Lancaster pilot.
A post I forgot to publish
Found on Airforce.ca Website
HOPKINS, F/L John Douglas (J5812) – Distinguished Flying Cross – No.113 Squadron – Award effective 20 December 1944 as per London Gazette dated 2 January 1945 and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945. Born in Orangeville, Ontario, 1919; home there. Was educated at the University of Toronto, ex-COTC. Enlisted in Toronto, 10 October 1941. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 27 January 1941), No.9 EFTS (graduated 17 March 1941) and No.2 SFTS (graduated 16 June 1941). Commissioned 1941.
This officer has commanded his flight since February 1944. He has flown on a large number of sorties over Burma and India, often in adverse weather over mountainous and jungle-covered country. In the absence of the commanding officer he has led the squadron with conspicuous success, setting an inspiring example by his enthusiasm, courage and devotion to duty.
Flight Lieutenant John Douglas Hopkins was an instructor at No. 2 S.F.T.S. Uplands.
Who would have thought Millenna would comment more about Sid Seid?
Thank you! You know more about him than I do! He passed away when my father was 8 years old. . . I’m from Palau! You should tell some of your friends and come visit; it’s a great place! Anyways, I’m writing a report on him so if you have anymore info on him will you please share?
I was sure she would comment more on her grandfather.
This is the reason I am writing this blog with all the scanned images Greg Bell sent me when his grandfather was an instructor at No.2 S.F.T.S Uplands in 1942 and 1943.
Comments like this one.
He’s my Grandpa ! Sid Seid
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