Aircraft identification pamphlet 1942
To fire or not to fire, that is the question.
Art and Noreen Hawtin
by Halifax NA 337 being restored at Trenton Museum
Harry McLean and Phil Dubois, Leeming, Yorks 1993
The Night of Sept. 6th. 1943 by Harry Mclean
Winching a 2000 lb. Bomb into the bomb bay
President, Smokie Robson checked in by phone to say their January luncheon
was well attended and a time of camaraderie enjoyed by all. Thanks Smokie.
Southern Ontario Chapter
WE HAD A SUMMER/FALL WITH SOME SOCIABLE OCCASIONS WHICH INCLUDED THE DISTAFF SIDE.
AT THE NORTH YORK LIBRARY THEATRE WE WITNESSED AN INSPIRING VERSION OF "NEW YORK, NEW YORK!" FOLLOWED BY A DINNER AT LA DOLCE VITA RESTAURANT NEARBY.
WE HAD A LUNCH AT THE LEGION AT ANOTHER TIME AND WE ALSO VISITED THE
AEROSPACE MUSEUM AT DOWNSVIEW FOR A MEETING AND HAD CHILI PREPARED BY LINDA,
WIFE OF OUR PRESIDENT KEN HILL. VERY TASTY!
AT THAT TIME WE FORMALLY PRESENTED THE MUSEUM WITH OUR FN TURRET COMPLETE WITH FOUR BROWNING GUNS. NOW I WONDER WHAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT AT MEETINGS NOW THAT OUR BELOVED TURRET IS GONE !
I WORKED WITH A TRAINING MINISTRY FOR SOME YEARS AND TWO OF MY CO-WORKERS
WERE HOWARD HEWER AND BOB MIDDLEMASS. HOWARD HAD BEEN AT METHWOLD ABOUT
THE SAME TIME AS I WAS HE WITH 218 (GOLD COAST) SQUADRON.
HE DITCHED OFF THE COAST OF MALTA, FLEW WITH SCREWBALL BEURLING AND GAINED A DFC IN THE PROCESS REACHING THE RANK OF WING COMMANDER. HE CAME THROUGH THE RANKS!
THE SAD NEWS. TWO OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE LEFT US. GORD HARRISON AND GORD THOMAS BOTH SUCCUMBED TO ILLNESS.
GORD HARRISON WAS ALWAYS FULL OF LIFE AT OUR MEETINGS WHEREAS GORD THOMAS WAS QUIET AND RESERVED. BOTH HONOURABLE GENTLEMEN WHO WILL BE MISSED BY OUR MEMBERS.
BILL COCKBURN CD
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Tommy S. Taylor was a WAG. The first time I met TS was at Prince Rupert, B.C. in December 1941 when we put #7BR Squadron together at Seal Cove. Tommy had, and still has, a laugh one will never forget. Before you even opened the canteen door you could hear Tommy. Whenever Tom got a few under his belt he would pull a crumpled black and white photo from his battle dress pocket and say, “I’m one of triplets, that’s me in the middle.”
ABOVE & BEYOND
In the November and December page, 2003, we asked for volunteers to take over the editorship. There have been no takers so we have decided to continue until the gas tanks register “fumes only”. However there is a bright side, a number of Members sent in material and one Chapter appointed a Short Bursts correspondent. It would be encouraging if other branches did this. So as it stands, as long as the CATP Museum, Brandon Manitoba, will continue to sponsor us, we will try to get the page up on the first of each month.
Note the above article taken from THE TURRET. If you have any pictures, send them in. I will scan them into the computer and try to get them back in the mail to you the same day.
As most of you know, I am a P/O Prune fan. Thanks to the late Bill Hooper who created this loveable character with whom so many of us identify. Well, Prune did something slightly out of character this past Christmas. Prune journeyed to Bethlehem. The following picture extinguishes all doubt.
In our church pageant the Shepherds required staves and Prune, for the first time in his career, volunteered his services.
|Answers to Aircraft
(A) Dornier Do 18L
(B) Dornier Do 26
(D) Cant Z 506B
(E) Catalina 1&2 2 twin wasps
(Don’t feel bad, you would not have seen them at 20,000 Ft.)
John and Doreene Moyles,
Ste. 233 - 1060 Dorothy St.,
Regina, Sask. S4X 3C5 CANADA
Ph. (306) 949-6112
Southern Ontario Chapter
Royal Canadian Legion
Wilson Branch 527
948 Sheppard Avenue West
We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Legion hall 1:00 pm.
No meetings July, August, September.
Ken Hill ~ President ~ 905.789.1912
Bill Cockburn ~ Secretary ~ 416.492.1024
Location - Royal Canadian Legion Br.#4 St. James Legion.
Date - Third Thursday of each month.
Time - Luncheon meeting (provide your own lunch).
Contact Member - Charlie Yule Ph. (204) 254-6264.
Location - Lynx Wing Ave. C North, Saskatoon.
Date - Third Monday of the month.
Time - Luncheon meetings.
Contact Member - C.A. "Smokey" Robson Ph. (306) 374-0547.
Northern Alberta Branch
Location - Norwood Branch 178, 11150 – 82 Street, Edmonton, AB
Date - The first Thursday of each month.
Time - 12:00 hours.
Contact Members - E. H. "Ted" Hackett (780)962-2904
or Sven Jensen (780)465-7344.
Location - Royal Canadian Legion #264
Date: Second Monday of each month.
Time - 11:30 hours.
Contact Member: Dave Biggs Ph: (403)236-7895
or Doug Penny Ph: (403)242-7048.
October meeting time moved to third Monday.
Also there are no meetings in July and August, however, a Barbecue is usually held at Larry Robinson's ranch in Okatoks during that time.
British Columbia Branch
Meeting time and local: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30
send current information regarding
regular meeting places, dates, and Contact Members, to
John and Doreene Moyles,
Members are requested to send their experiences, articles, anecdotes, pictures, etc., to John Moyles and I will forward them to our Web Master in Brandon. Articles and Last Post items will be deleted from the page each month after the designated Member in each region has had an opportunity to copy the material for their Members. Notices of deceased Members are to be sent to Charlie Yule who is still our 'Keeper of the Rolls'. This is your SHORT BURSTS with no printing or mailing costs, and no deadlines! The Brandon Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum has agreed to host our AG page. However, as it costs the Museum $35.00 per month to maintain the Web Page, it is suggested that each Ex-AG group contribute periodic donations to the Museum to help off-set this expense, and to enhance the work they are doing. We thank our Web Master, Bill Hillman, for his volunteer time and expertise.
Donations can be made directly to:
Box 3, Grp. 520, RR5,
Brandon, MB R7A 5Y5
Phone: (204) 727-2444
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