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Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« on: April 06, 2014, 02:58:02 PM »
these are my dad's awards. he began the war as a seaforth, then went on to the RCAF. a sgt pilot before a flying officer and then an instructor.
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 07:17:41 PM »
Nice display and very interesting military career. Thanks very much for posting.



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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 08:23:35 PM »
OH WOW, what a family history! Is there more to the story of your Dad's service that you care to share with us??
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 12:46:44 AM »
Great shadow-box display Ron. Love the tartan backing!
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 02:46:27 AM »
Please do post more on him Ron ,if that is possible ??

Many thanks for showing us !!

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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 04:12:20 AM »
for those who noticed the tartan backing, that is Clan Gunn, which we are part of, through the Wilson sept. as to dad's service, he survived a midair collision while in a harvard during the war. his service in the RCAF meant so much to him, that he kept one dress blue uniform his whole life. by the time he passed away, disease had so reduced his weight that the uniform once again would fit him. so i sent him to eternity wearing it. i hired a piper to pipe him to his grave and a bugler to play last post. for those of you who have worn a uniform, you will understand the significance, especially those of you who have taken the queen's shilling. my thanks to all of you for your comments, and for allowing me to share this small part of dad's story.
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 04:29:12 AM »
Ron , what a fitting tribute for your father !   :'(
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 04:31:56 AM »
here's a pic of dad on a 1932 Harley VL that we restored and showed. it also had sidecar, but it wasn't on all the time.
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014, 04:37:34 AM »
here's a pic of dad on a 1932 Harley VL that we restored and showed. it also had sidecar, but it wasn't on all the time.

Sweet ride  Ron !! 
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 09:43:27 AM »
here's a wartime pic of dad, exact year unknown to me.
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2014, 07:00:01 AM »
Superb display in honour of Your Dad .
I haven't worn a uniform but I do fully understand the significance .
I personally thank Him for His service to our Country ,Canada and the Free world ,and thank You for sharing Him with us .
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2014, 07:33:25 AM »
A very nice tribute to your father..

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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2014, 06:39:15 AM »
here is a pic of my dad and some squad mates taken in WW2. dad is the one kneeling in front.
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2014, 06:57:53 AM »
oooo look at all those chute harnesses !!  Observer type ???? :-\
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Re: Flt Lt C.W.Hill, RCAF WW2
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2014, 03:50:53 AM »
oooo look at all those chute harnesses !!  Observer type ???? :-\
here's a little back story for you, lb---growing up, all us boys heard the story about dad surviving a mid air in a harvard. lots of times. lots and lots of times. but just the story, no visuals. dad passed away in 1998 from parkinsons. i was the executor. in the back yard shed, in an old trunk with shipping line labels, i came across the remains of a tattered khaki uniform shirt, and a badly damaged parachute harness, along with a mechanical swiss watch. there was also a newspaper clipping about it. none of us had ever known about this stuff, but it was instantly obvious to me what i was seeing for the first time. i have the watch, and one of my brothers has the rest. one day i will fix the watch and wear it.
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