Canada at War: THE SERVICES: Up There

In the Ottawa Evening Citizen, Reader David Forbes told of a chance meeting in a cafe with a Royal Canadian Air Force flyer:

He was sitting at the next table when I sat down—a fresh-faced young man. . . . He did not look a day older than 21, I decided. He just sat there looking at the wall opposite and, after a moment, produced a packet of cigarets and began to fumble in his pocket for a match. I struck my lighter and ... he smiled his thanks.

"Have you been over yet?" I asked.

"Yes, since before Dunkirk."

"What was it like?"


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