More from Fred Turner’s collection
George Boudreau trained at No.13 SFTS St. Hubert.
Two years ago Philippe Payer’s son shared this photo which I posted on this blog. His father was Corporal Philippe Payer (R54605) who enlisted on October 10,1939.
This is what Corporal Payer had written on the back.
Corporal Payer is the man on the right. According to the caption we are in the summer of 1941.
St-Hubert P. Que
Moi et mes hommes ce que l’on appelle un Crew
L’avion est un Tiger Shark
At first I was certain we were at St-Hubert airbase in 1941. I was sure it was not a Spitfire on the photo but an American P-40 Kittyhawk bearing the squadron code sign VW.
There were few P-40 Kittyhawks in Canada. There are very rare on the Internet. What golden opportunity then to be able to share this incredible photo taken in June 1941 at St-Hubert.
At least that’s what I…
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A Spitfire pilot who did his training at Malton.
Course 50 – No.1 EFTS Malton, Ontario…
4 March to 26 March, 1942
31 March to 8 April, 1942
8 April to 18 April, 1942
19 April to 24 April, 1942
26 April, 1942
Training to become a pilot was not that easy. Many young recruits would died while learning to fly so did their instructors. Who were those unsung heroes who taught George Boudreau to fly?
Mr. May for most of his early training day.
Mr. Hall flew with George Boudreau once on March 13, 1942.
The sequence of instructions were in George’s log book for everyone to understand.
George flew on different Tiger Moths the last one being 5883.
Information from RWR Walker database
|5883||de Havilland||De Havilland Canada||Tiger Moth||I|
|first date: 1 November 1941 – Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command|
|To Leavens Brothers Aircraft in Toronto for overhaul…|
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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.