In 2010, I started writing about a squadron which I knew nothing about. Having studied to become a history teacher in the late 60s I was surprised that I had never learned about 425 Alouette Squadron in my history classes.
In 1970 I became a high school teacher, but since I was 21 at that times and there was no need for a history teacher I taught religious education for two years before there was an opening. It did not last long…
Two years after, the only option that was left was teaching English as a second language. Being bilingual I « jumped » at the offer.
Getting back to the Alouettes, I felt I was missing something with my knowledge about World War II. World War II was more than Tora, Tora, Tora or Memphis Belle.
So I got curious when a 425 Alouette Squadron veteran contacted me on Souvenirs de guerre which was my first blog about WWII. Being curious about his war stories led me to write about this blog about the Alouettes.
Then another veteran found out about this blog and contacted me. He shared the « real » history of the Alouettes.
I have not stop writing since, and I think I never will.
Why am I telling you all this?