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Royal Air Force Station De Winton 75th Anniversary

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Photos courtesy: Tom O'Malia Collection and Anne Gafiuk




During the second World War, pilots came from all over the world to train in Canada. Some two-thousand were trained at Royal Air Force Station De Winton, just south of Calgary. Tomorrow, celebrations will be held, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the station. A memorial will be dedicated at the site of the No.31 Elementary Flying Training School -- and vintage planes will soar overhead. 95-year old Don Laubman was an RCAF pilot and instructor at the school. He lives in Red Deer now. Anne Gafiuk is a Calgary author who has written about world war two history in southern Alberta. Both of them spoke with Chris dela Torre.

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