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Rolf Motzfeldt Kolling, Spitfire pilot, 1921-2018

Sadly, one of the last Spitfire pilots who trained at Little Norway has passed away. Rolf Motzfeldt Kolling died on January 27, 2018, at his home in Lysaker, Norway.

Rolf served as a member of Norwegian Squadron 332 of the British Royal Air Force during World War II. He flew many missions over occupied Europe, and took part in the D-Day invasion. After the war, Rolf had a long career as a pilot for SAS airlines.

Rolf was a true gentleman, one who was always generous in sharing his wartime memories with me when I was researching “Exile Air.” He was predeceased by his wife, Karin. Rolf will be greatly missed by his daughters, their families, and his many friends.

Thanks to the Muskoka Steamship and Historical Society!

It was a pleasure to speak about “Exile Air” at the Muskoka Steamship and Historical Society on January 28th! Thanks to Mary Storey and the Society’s members for their warm welcome on a cold winter’s day!

Upcoming presentation at The Muskoka Discovery Centre, Gravenhurst

Image for Tuesday Tales: Carrying the mail in Muskoka

I’m thrilled to be joining the members of the Muskoka Steamship and Historical Society on Sunday, January 28, 2018, to speak about “Exile Air!”

Location: The Muskoka Discovery Centre, 275 Steamship Bay Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario. Time: 2 p.m. Everyone welcome!

Presentation on “Exile Air” at the Canadian Nordic Society, Ottawa

I really enjoyed speaking to the members of the Canadian Nordic Society on January 17, 2018, about “Exile Air.” Thanks to the Society’s members for their gracious hospitality!

Trygve Ringereide, Vice-President of the Canadian Nordic Society,  Ottawa, and Andrea Baston, January 17, 2018.
Andrea Baston speaking about “Exile Air” at the Canadian Nordic Society, Ottawa, on January 17, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Norwegian Embassy, Ottawa

It was a great honour to make a short presentation about “Exile Air” at the Norwegian Embassy, Ottawa, on January 16, 2018.  Tusen takk for mei!

Canadian Nordic Society, January 17, 2018

 

 

I’m looking forward to speaking to the Canadian Nordic Society on Wednesday, January 17, about my book on Little Norway, Exile Air.

Here’s the location: the Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset St. W., Ottawa (just east of Elgin Street) at 7:30 p.m.  Everyone welcome!

Interview with Hunters Bay Radio

It was great fun to talk with Sue Kelly on her Hunters Bay Radio program, “Sweet Spots.” The interview will be broadcast on FM radio channel 88.7 on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and on Wednesday, December 20 at 11:30 p.m. A podcast will follow!

At the Canadian Aviation Historical Society!

It was a great pleasure to speak to the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society about Exile Air on December 2, 2017. Thanks to my fellow aircraft aficionados for the invitation!