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1 Air OP Flight, 1955

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1 Air OP Flight Camp Gagetown, 1955


Front Row L to R

Name N/A,   Lt R.G. Heitshu,   Lt L. McMorran,   Lt Don Foster,   Capt Peter Tees,   Lt Bill Rendall,   Lt Tom Musgrave,   Name N/A,   Name N/A.

Middle Row L to R

Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A.

Rear Row L to R

Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A.


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1 Air OP Flight, 1956


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1 Air Observation Post Flight Camp Gagetown, August 1956


Front Row L to R

Name N/A,   Sgt Gallant (RCA),   Lt Bill Pylypow,   Lt Tom Musgrave,   Maj Dave Fromow (CO),   Capt Peter Tees,   Lt R.G. Heitshu,   Sgt Parchment (RCAF),   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A.

Middle Row L to R

Name N/A,   Name N/A,   GNR Estabrooks (RCA),   Name N/A,   GNR Fulton (RCA),   Reeder,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   F.H. Ring,   BDR Geirnert (TROOP QM NCO)(RCA),   Name N/A,   Cpl Bertrand (Veh Tech)(RCEME),   Kolosinski,   Robertson,   BDR Krienke (Troop SIGS NCO)(RCA).

Rear Row L to R

Cpl Stiles (Aero Teck)(RCAF),   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Charnell (LAC)(Photo Tech)(RCAF).


Note: Lt Bill Pylypow and Sgt Gallant were killed in the crash of an L19.


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1 Air OP Flight, 1957


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1 Air OP Flight Camp Gagetown, 1957


Front Row L to R

Name N/A,   Lt Phil Robinson,   Lt Bill Pylypow,   Captain Peter Tees,   Lt R.G. Heitshu,   Lt Jim Lowe,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A.

Middle Row L to R

Cpl Kolowinski (Aero Tech) (RCAF),   GNR Estabrooks (RCA),   GNR Morell (RCA),   Cpl Stiles (Aero Tech) (RCAF),   GNR Reeder (RCA),   Name N/A,   GNR Perry (RCA),   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   BDR Hussey (Troop Clerk) (RCA),   BDR Geirnet (Troop Clerk QM NCO) (RCA),   Name N/A.

Rear Row L to R

Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Name N/A,   Sgt Gallant RCA,   Name N/A.


Note: Lt Bill Pylypow and Sgt Gallant were killed in the crash of an L19.


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1 Air OP Flight, Gagetown Detachment, June-July 1958


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1 Air OP Flight, Gagetown Detachment, June-July 1958
(with L-19 705 at Bell Bridge Strip)


L to R

Lt Bud Gorrell (RCASC),   Lt Bill Binney (RCASC),   Capt R.G. Heitshu (Detachment Commander)(RCA),   Capt Rene Jalbert (R 22e R),
Lt Bill Pylypow (RCA),   Lt Phil Robinson (RCA).

Note: Lt Bill Pylypow was killed in the crash of an L-19 with Sgt Gallant.



In 1958, Headquarters 1 Division was reduced to nil strength. A Detachment was dispatched to Camp Gagetown
in order to provide support for 3 brigade. The Detachment was augmented by 2 additional pilots consisting of
Lt Gorrell (RCASC) and Lt Binney (RCASC). This was the first mixed flying unit consisting of Service Corps pilots.
Charismatic flyer Capt Jalbert who trained in Rivers, was a frequent visitor.

BTW: Capt Jalbert went on to greater fame when he made news headlines
after convincing a man, with a machine gun, to release hostages taken in the Chamber
of the National Assembly of Quebec (see video below).


Rene Jalbert, Canadian Hero



1 Air OP Flight, 1961


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1 Air OP Flight, 1961


Front Row L to R

Dale Saxon,   Ace Card,   Peter Tees,   Al Doucet,   Norm MacLean,   Frank Bayne.


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