I don’t travel much, but when I do, I take a lot of pictures.
And I mean a lot…
These pictures where taken in September 2011 when I went to visit Cricket 34 in Hamilton.
Cricket 34 is George Stewart.
Cricket 34 is George Stewart’s call sign.
I met George because Peter Smith met him in 2010 and said I had to meet him someday.
That day came in September 2011.
I don’t have a picture of George and me… only five and a half hours of pure selfish pleasure talking to him in his living room.
On another note, I never met Flight Lieutenant Jenkins’ daughter personally.
We know each other by each other’s blogs.
You see Flight Lieutenant Tommy Smith, Peter Smith’s father, knews Flight Lieutenant Eugene Gagnon and Flight Lieutenant George Stewart.
The three were No. 23 Squadron pilots.
Flight Lieutenant Jenkins was not a No. 23 Squadron pilot, but he got some his training in Dunnville, Ontario where Eugene Gagnon got his wings in April 1942.
I don’t believe Eugene ever met this New-Zealander airman in Dunnville.
If he did, that would really make my day.
Maybe they ate at the same table but at a different time.
Maybe they flew the sameTiger Moth but at a different time.
We will never know.
But we can find out more about some of Flight Lieutenant Jenkins’ friends at No. 6 STSF Dunnville, Ontario. I have a picture to show you.
See you next time.