DORVAL ( PIERRE ELLIOT TRUDEAU AIRPORT)
The plane was CHURCHILL'S PRIVATE MODIFIED B24 LIBERATOR CALLED COMMANDO(one tail instead of 2 and finished inside for his comfort)
It later was lost at sea near the AZORES bringing a group of VIP's to DORVAL
Please visit the several pages of the travelogues
During the war of 1939/45 The Royal Air Force Ferry Command ( later called Transport Command 45 Group) was based here. I was a member of the Command and worked here for some time WITH THE GROUP OF PEOPLE SHOWN WITH ME ( I AM IN THE BACK ROW RIGHT OF CENTER) when not at other Bases such as Nassau, Bermuda and London .
Today it is the home of many airlines and many overseas flights leave from here and arrive here.
The City is on Lake St. Louis and the seaway canal is a part of the Lake. The Lachine Canal also allows pleasure boats to enter the lake here.
It is on Highway 2 and 20 the Transcanada Highway AND NEAR 40 THE OTTAWA HIGHWAY.
"Royal Air Force Ferry Command"
Was a member of The Royal Air Force Ferry Command at Dorval. He was in charge of all the maintenance workers of the aircraft. He had previously flown many cross ocean delivery trips of aircraft to scotland etc.
TO HONOR HIM
At "91 years of age" he flew over the speed of sound from Baggotville in a CF 18 Fighter plane. He was flown from Rawdon Quebec, (where he lives,) in a Helicopter of the ARMY to Baggotville for the flight.The "ALLOUETTE SQUADRON" Was HIS HOST. My brother who was killed on Dec. 18th 1944 ( on his 30th bombing mission over Germany) was a member of the 425 "ALLOUETTE( FRENCH CANADIAN) SQUADRON"( I show pictures of him and his planes below) as a memorial to
"THE TRUE STORY IS HERE"
A fine book about the Ferry Command called