All my best in the New Year – French Canadian Turtle with Wings

Un recherche sur l’escadrille Alouette du temps de la Tunisie, écrit par Clarence Simonsen.

Lest We Forget

Another message from Clarence Simonsen, a a precious contributor…

Hello Pierre,

 
This is in fact three stories in one. Group Captain Dunlap was an outstanding RCAF Officer, who served [exchange duty] with the RAF in 1935, and for this reason understood the British and thinking of the pre-war RAF. He was one officer who was not afraid to express his true point of view and give a blunt reply to everything. He was in fact – « a man’s man » and did everything he could to serve and take care of the members under his command. When he arrived in North Africa and was informed [by RAF Command] the best landing strips had been taken by the RAF, he was determined his Canadians would not take second best or fly at night from the mountainous regions the British had picked for him. By the use of the barter system and…

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