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Air OP Section Commanders Course, RCSA, Shilo Manitoba, 24 Aug - 30 Oct 1970



Front Row L to R

Capt Jim Macfie,   Capt Roger O'Banion,   Maj Fred Ayers,   Maj Frank Bayne,   Capt Marshall (Guards Officer) Capt Gerry Ireland.

Rear Row L to R

Capt Mike MacDonald,   Capt David Miller,   Capt Bill McMullen,   Capt Harvey Ellery,   Capt Mike Elkins (dec),   Capt Paul Hitchman,   Capt Lou Cuppens.

Note: The pic was taken in the hangar at Flewin Field Shilo. Note that all are wearing the army flying badge. Also note the candelabra in the photo. We were a cultured group. At course end we all met up again for "October Fest" in Quebec and Ontario thanks to the FLQ".

LGen (Ret'd) L. Cuppens

Image contributed by LGen (Ret'd) L. Cuppens.


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Advanced Air OP Course # 17, Shilo Manitoba 1963



Front Row L to R

McDonald (Gerry),   Bayne,   Watch,   Clark.

Rear Row L to R

Lovell,   Whalen,   Adams,   Wheeler.

Note: Several courses were run called "The Air OP Section Commanders' Course" and referred to as the Advanced Air OP Course. I was a student on the Spring 1967 course, however I don't recall that a group photo was taken at the time. The last course was held in Shilo in the Fall of 1970. It was terminated early because of the FLQ problem.

LtCol (Ret'd) Vic Coroy

Image contributed by Maj (Ret'd) Bill Lewis.


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