About a picture in Fred Turner’s collection

1941 03 D.H. Rapide, Dragonfly Summerside PEI

John Clarke commented on a photo in Fred Turner’s collection.

The aircraft named DH Rapide, in the Summerside collection, is, in fact, a DH Dragonfly. From Wikipedia “Seven airframes were shipped to Canada, and erected by de Havilland Canada, where they served a variety of small commercial operators, the R.C.M.P. and two with the R.C.A.F. At least one, CF-BFF, was fitted with Edo floats, and used commercially.”

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Sergeant J. Alexander McGillivray’s collection of photos

Shared by his son John McGillivray who wrote…

The highlights of my father’s service record are as follows;
1923 to 1927 – private with The Royal Montreal Regiment while studying to be an electrician at the Montreal Technical School
1927 to 1937 – worked with the Bell Telephone Company.
1937 to 1940 – worked with Northern Electric.
1940 – Worked with Dominion Bridge Company
14 August 1940 to 7 November 1940 – L/Cpl 4th Division Signals R.C.C.S. (N.P.A.M.)
9 November 1940 to 28 December 1940 – No 1 Manning Depot, Toronto Ont.
28 December 1940 to 20 May 1942 – No 9 Service Flying Training School, Summerside, P.E.I.
21 May 1942 to 8 June 1942 – RCAF Station Sydney, N.S.
9 June 1942 to 22 April 1943 – No 128 Fighter Squadron, Sydney, N.S.
23 April 1943 to 27 April 1944 – RCAF Station Sydney, N.S.
28 April 1944 to 15 February 1945 – No 21 Repair Depot, Moncton, N.B.
16 February 1945 to 1 July 1945 – No 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, Moncton, N.B.
1 July 1945 to 4 July 1945 – No 2 RC Lachine, Qc.