The follow-up post about I will always remember

RCAF No. 403 Squadron

This one is for you Judy…

Dean Black started this little quiz last year… the KH game. It was a way to find all the letters of the alphabet with the KH code.

Now we have someone who is sharing what he knows about Spitfires.

Pat Murphy wrote a comment on Easter Sunday and then the throttle on this blog opened wide.


I am used to this on this blog and on my others blogs. How it all started is quite interesting.

It started with the story of a Canadian destroyer sunk on April 29, 1944. I had never heard of it before even though I thought I was quite knowledgeable about WWII when I started getting interested in WWII in 1958 as a young boy coming from school. The blog Lest We Forget and its French version led me to meet Georges Stewart virtually and later in person.


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A new chapter opens up…

RCAF No. 403 Squadron

I will always remember the day a 10 year-old boy stopped on his way home from school and looked mesmerized in front of a display window of a men’s store. That was in 1958 on Jean-Talon Street in Montreal.

I will always remember the model airplanes the owner had put on display. The 10 year-old never looked at the men’s clothes, but he still can vividly see the airplane models in his mind… Lindberg B-17 G, Martin Mariner… but he does not recall seeing a Spitfire.


A name he would remember because his brother built a model the same year. The 10 year-old built a F-86 Sabre.

He never built another Sabre… but went on to build more than 300 or so model kits.

Three or four were Spitfires: Monogram’s Mk IX, Revell’s Mk II, a Mark V, and a large 1/32 scaled model of a Spitfire made by…

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