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navy blue front page thumbNavy Blue Fighter Pilot, by Michael Whitby – a three-part (6 page) series on the Second World War career of Corsair ace Lieutenant Donald Sheppard, who was stationed here at Shearwater at one time.

"Canadians like their fighter pilots. Perhaps more than any other figures in our military heritage they are a source of pride and admiration that even transcends generations. Bishop, Barker, Beurling, Collishaw and Gray are amongst those who receive the most acclaim — in the typical understated Canadian way — but there are many others whose names, if not celebrated, still ring familiar and are held with respect. Donald John Sheppard is one of those lesser lights: “A gallant young fighter pilot with plenty of dash and enthusiasm”, according to his superior officer."

Reproduced with permission from Dave O'Malley at vintagewings.ca/

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A wartime military story - George Gordon Borgal pdf
ROYAL WATERBIRD - Colonel Sam Michaud pdf
McEwen Field of Dreams - Sea Furies - Doug Fisher pdf
“NAVAL AIR” - - Or Tales from the Lower Deck. - Joe Carver pdf
Sea Kings in the Persian Gulf - Ernie Cable pdf
Survival, Escape and Evasion - George Plawski
(The events described are entirely true, and had he been able to read it, this story might have provided Oscar Wilde with an even better reason to coin his aphorism that life is far too important to ever be taken seriously.
Amen.)
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NAVAL AVIATORS MESS DINNER - George Plawski pdf
List of Attendees of the Naval Aviators Mess Dinner pdf

 

BEN VANEK, LARRY ASHLEY, [ in background], DAVE TATE, MACGREGOR 
MACINTOSH, SHEL ROWELL



GORDON LONGMUIR, TOM [PINKY] TURNER, JOHN TRURAN



PETER BEY, BILL HOOD [with beard], ALVIN JASPER, DAVID BAYNE



COLIN CURLEIGH AND HIS SONS, JAMES, GEORGE AND JON



BILL PARK, JAKE KENNEDY, GEORGE LAFORME, ED ABBOTT



BILL PARK AND JAKE KENNEDY, THE MAGNIFICENT



PETER BEY, AL JASPER, LANCE OLMSTEAD, STU MCGOWAN



TOM BYRNE, MIKE SHAW, SHAWN BYRNE



JACK TUCKER, JAN SILINS



GARY WHITE, BILL PARK











JACK MCGEE WITH JOHN TANG



DAVE CRAMTON, GEORGE PLAWSKI , JOHN TRURAN AND BUD MACLEAN


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