RCAF Station Gander, Wing Commander H.B. “Brandy” Godwin

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Brandy Godwin 25-9-1942


Brandy Godwin

RCAF Station Gander, Wing Commander H.B. “Brandy” Godwin’s signature appears on the dollar bill. He appears to have also added the date.

The same pen seems to have been used for the autograph, the Short Snorter inscription and the date.

Brandy Godwin date September 25 1942

Who is Wing Commander H.B. “Brandy” Godwin?

We find more information about him here.

GODWIN, G/C Harold Brandon (C99)

Officer, Order of the British Empire

– Station Gander

– Award effective 14 June 1945 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 1127/45 dated 6 July 1945.

Born in Westmount, Quebec, 24 April 1907. Educated around Montreal, B.Sc. from McGill (Electrical Engineering) in 1928; appointed to commission 16 July 1928 and won wings 18 March 1929.

Flew at Camp Borden, Ottawa and Trenton, Signals Officer at Borden (1934-36) and later commanded Wireless School at Trenton.

In 1938 appointed Advisor (Air…

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