Category: Exile Air

I was honoured to speak to the Probus Club of Central Muskoka about Exile Air on November 13, 2019. Thanks to the Club for the invitation, and for their warm welcome on a wintry day!

I’d like to thank the members of the Durham Lifelong Learning group, for inviting me to speak to them about  Little Norway and my book, Exile Air, at their meeting on October 8, 2019 in Whitby. I’m grateful for their …

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Here are some photos taken by Candis Jones at a commemorative wreath-laying on October 11, 2019, at the Little Norway Memorial, Muskoka Airport, Gravenhurst. “

I’ll be attending the October 8, 2019 meeting of Durham Lifelong Learning members to speak about Exile Air. The location is the Hebron Christian Reform Church, 4240 Anderson Street, Whitby, Ontario, and the meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.  I’m really …

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Many thanks to the Combined Probus Club of Scarborough for a warm welcome at their meeting on September 5, 2019.  I enjoyed speaking to the Club about Exile Air, and hearing some interesting personal recollections of “Little Norway,” afterwards!

On June 6, 2019, we honour the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when 156,000 Canadian, British and American troops landed on five beaches in Normandy, France, to liberate Europe from Nazi control. Overhead, Allied aircraft, including those from the Norwegian Squadrons …

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On March 9, 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on behalf of the government, issued a long-overdue apology for mistreatment of Canada’s Inuit community during tuberculosis outbreaks in the past. Between the 1940s and late 1960s, Inuit suffering from tuberculosis were …

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Thanks to the Scarborough Historical Society for inviting me to speak about Exile Air at their January 2019 meeting. After my presentation, it was a treat to meet many Society members, and chat about our shared interests in World War …

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On January 22, 2019, I’ll be speaking to the Scarborough Historical Society about Exile Air: World War II’s “Little Norway” in Toronto and Muskoka. The meeting will be held at the Bendale Public Library, 1515 Danforth Road in Scarborough at …

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