2022 Lecture Series – Lecture 7 – Edmontonians Abroad in WWII

With too many pilots and too little work in civil aviation, many Canadians flock to Britain’s Royal Air Force. When the Second World War breaks out, the former mayor’s son, H.P. Blatchford defends against a fierce German assault. He’s joined by a new crop of aviators from back home, and as the war goes on, Edmontonians serve with distinction overseas, especially in No. 418 Squadron RCAF. (Apologies, forgot to hit record immediately, so missed the intro)