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From John Duggan, son of Frank Duggan. I am enclosing an attachment of two photos taken of members of 408 & 413 squadrons taken in 1950. The smaller photo of the six gentlemen, was taken at Whitehorse, March 1950, while on Operation "Sweet Briar". The caption on the reverse of the photo says " Temp. -72 degrees F " From left to right: Dick Talbot, Lee Kinley, Frank Duggan (father), Norm Leak, Johnny Leiper, Scotty Calder. The six gentlemen in the smaller photo, would blow into our house on PMQ's whenever they returned from the north after a season of mapping photography and toss my siblings and I into closets, stuff us into flight boots , bury us under flight tunics or great coats. Generally they did everything a kid loves to have done to him by his heroes. My sister was a bit annoyed at having her cat Sam, threatened by Scotty Calder's Zippo lighter but my brother Paul and I were all for it!
From John Duggan, son of Frank Duggan. The larger photo, taken with the Lancaster, was shot while at Rockliffe and to my knowledge, includes only members of 408 squadron. My father Frank Duggan (2nd from left) was a member of the first photo course of 1947. He flew with the unit until injured at Le Pas, Manitoba, in which he suffered a fractured skull and subsequent coma, which caused him to be removed from active flying. He never got over it. The point of this note is my hope that you will recognise some of these gentlemen and also recall them as I do, before time wore them down, and they still had the ability to make fathers in the Ottawa Valley nervous.
(Left to Right)
CWO Larry Graham, MWO France Dupuis, CWO Renée Marcoux, Capt Harry Harteveld, Capt Kristin Strackerjan, Capt Robert Laurin, Capt Éric Matte, Capt Colin Houghton, Capt Paul Doucette, Lt(N) Megan Marsaw, LCdr Kent Penney, Maj Terry Sullivan, Maj Tim Workman, Col Bill Kelly, LCol Robert Williams, Maj Marc-André Gosselin, Lt Nicole Reeves, Capt Marc Comeau, Capt Keith Errington, Capt Pierre Chouinard, Capt Stefan Berath, Capt Gabriel Doré, Capt Gordon Watson, MWO Darryl Barton, CWO(R) Jean-Pierre Pesant, MWO Maisie Payne, CWO Laurie Roy.
Sgt Darren Kraus, Pte Owen Budge, Sgt Roxanne Clowe, MCpl Paul Green, MCpl Dave Payne, Sgt Carl Elson, Sgt Sue Hersey, Cpl Matt McGregor, PO2 Ray Kruger, Pte Pierre Thériault, Sgt Ted Durdin, Cpl Martin Long, Sgt Denis Gauthier, Cpl Hagop Vanayan, MCpl Karl McKay, WO Richard Sirois, MCpl Randy Doucette, Sgt Robert Granger, Sgt Mark Lamontagne, Sgt Charles Senecal, MWO Pete Veldhuizen, MWO Michel Lavallée.
Michel Roy, MCpl Kevin MacAulay, MCpl John Bradley, Luc Lefebvre, Cpl Barnaba Szluinski, WO Guy Tardif, Cpl Kenzie Dawson, MCpl Marc Lacourse, MCpl Ron Duchesne, Marcel Hamelin, Sgt Blair Mehan, WO(R) Serge Peters, WO Steve Sauvé, Cpl Éric Jacques, André Rousseau, Sgt Mark Durdin, Sgt Stéphane Gervais, WO Ron Hartlen, Cpl Max Murphy.
Sgt Roy Miller, WO Randy Rice, Ed Dixon, MCpl Collin Kelley, MCpl Ken Fenner, MCpl(R) Marc Gauvin, Sgt Susan Sampson, WO Trudi Gowanlock, Sgt Paula Tremblett, Sgt Serge Tremblay, Sgt Bill McLeod, MCpl Jill Cooper, Sgt Danielle Bernier, Sgt Cindy Molyneaux, Cpl Veronica Arsenault, Pte Melanie Ferguson, Christiane Laforest, Sgt Henry Wall, MCpl Sylvain Bourget, Pte Shilo Adamson, MCpl Carrie Roy, Sgt Éric Jolin, MCpl Fran Gaudet, Yvon Marier, MCpl Kevin Melvin, Marlyn Hooper, MCpl Lynn Fralick, MCpl Priede, Pte Vincent Carbonneau, Sgt Jeff deMolitor.