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CF18759 -- A Surviving Warrior

As befits their role in defending Canada in the Hot Cold War years, old Klunks are found all over the country: on fancy pedestals, in military museums, in small private museums run by people with a sense of history.
 
CF18759 had a long history in 416 squadron. What follows are some then-and-now photos, some exciting moments in her life, and a list of all the flights she made carrying the LYNX emblem. 

The latest 759 Story (dateline June 2009) came to us via Lloyd Graham. It seems that Joe Gulyes - whose name, together with Nav Pete de Smedt's, is in the list of those who flew in her - commissioned a painting of 759, to be done by a Mr Allan Botting of Calgary. Joe died without seeing the finished art, but it can now be found in http://aircraftpaintings.googlepages.com/ . 
 
Allan has also offered the painting for display in Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame in Wetaskwin, AB, with a dedication to Joe. The museum curator has accepted the offer, and it will soon find its permanent home there.   

Wetaskwin, Alberta - September 2000
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S/L Graham (Ret) and W/C Ledgerwood (Ret) at Reynold's Aviation Museum

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Ready to Roll (date unknown)

Saint Hubert, PQ - 416's home base - in 1960
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F/L Pat Ledgerwood and F/O Lloyd Graham
18759's  Shortest Flight?
 
The following is an account of what I'm sure must have been "759's shortest flight"!
 
Late in the evening on July 8th 1960, while returning from a night practice exercise, the crew operating aircraft 759 discovered that their radios were no longer functioning. On a normal summer night, finding one's way back to the St-Hubert airport (located just south east of Montréal) would be a simple task. Unfortunately, this evening, the entire Montréal area was alive with numerous VERY LARGE Thunder Storms!
 
Carefully working their way around the worst of the storms, they descended and approached St-Hubert from the east. Suddenly, with their objective almost in sight, the entire area went pitch black due to a power failure!  Without radio contact, they quickly realized that they would be unable to get any information as to when (or even IF) the power might be restored.
 
At this point it appeared that their only real option might well be to get well clear of the Montréal area before they exhausted their fuel, and choose a location to eject.
 
SUDDENLY... out of the dark... a few miles ahead and just to the right, was a set of RUNWAY LIGHTS!
 
Almost without hesitation, the throttles were closed, the gear and flaps extended, and the aircraft was on the runway!
 
All of this had happened with only seconds to spare. Now, as the aircraft slowed and the pilot began looking for an appropriate "turn off",  the realization that this was definitely not St-Hubert became obvious...   At St-Hubert, all the "turn offs" from Runway 24 were "to the right". Here, all the turn offs appeared "to the left"!
 
How soon, after they had turned off the runway, they discovered they were actually at DORVAL Airport* and not St-Hubert, I'm not sure.  What we can be sure of though, is that the expression "any port in a storm" would certainly have new meaning in the future!     
 
The crew then located a place to park, shut the aircraft down, and proceeded to a phone to let the Squadron know that they, and the aircraft, were safe and on the ground.  Due to both the weather and the late hour, the crew was instructed to "secure the aircraft" and return to base by ground transportation.
                                        
_  .......oOo........  _
 
 
My part in the story began when my Navigator, F/O Peter Donnelly and myself (F/O Gordon Paler) arrived at the Squadron early the next morning (July 9th) and were assigned the task of proceeding to Dorval to retrieve "759".
 
The storms of the previous night had long since moved on, leaving a crystal clear morning, so we knew the fuel still in the aircraft from the night before would be ample for the short trip home. What we couldn't be sure of was, what was the status of "the radios"?
 
As we would need a driver to return the car that would take us to Dorval in any event, we proceeded to acquired the services of a "Communications Tech." who could do both jobs.   
 
Unfortunately, not long after we arrived at Dorval, it became obvious that the radios were not going to be an easy fix. To get a "replacement" installed would take most of the day and even then would be no guarantee of a complete fix!   Was there any other way?
 
As I needed to file a VFR Flight Plan in any event, I decided to first visit "the Tower" where I explained our situation. As they were quite interested in their rather unusual "guest aircraft" and seemed very cooperative, I ask if there was any chance they might agree to coordinate a "nordo" (no radio) departure off Runway 10 (which pointed almost directly at St-Hubert)?
 
With the current light NE wind, the regular commercial traffic was landing and departing off runways 06L & 06R.  We all agreed that if we could be in position to take advantage of a temporary lull in landing traffic, we could be out of their way without causing a delay to anyone.  What remained to be worked out was... when could we be ready to go... what kind of signals would we use to indicate "cleared to start",  "cleared to taxi", as well as the route to be taken to "the button" of Runway 10, and last, but not least "Take Off Clearance".
 
All of this was arranged in short order, a flight plan filed, and Peter and I proceeded back to the aircraft to await our clearance to "Start". The rest all went as planned and with little or no delay, we were in position, received our "green light" and were on our way. Gear up, flaps up and level at 1500ft, we quickly covered the distance of about 10 miles between the two airports... a slight left turn to line up with Runway 06 at St-Hubert, gear down, flaps down, another "green light" and we were home!
 
Total elapsed time, .... a little under 3 minutes to taxi out .... just under 4 minutes in the air and 3 more to taxi in, all of which, I'm almost certain, would turn out to be...
                                 
759's SHORTEST FLIGHT!
 
F/O Gordon Paler
Punchbowl 25
 
* now Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport
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A Warrior's Working Life -
compiled from 416 aircrew log books

19 Feb 58  2000 759 F/O R. R.(Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Broadcast Control & GCI/AI 10M  1+40
23 Feb 58 2045 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet Hi Level Harlequin  1+50
19 Sep 58  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Broadcast Control & AI  1+40
01 Oct 58  759 F/O Claude Montour F/O Ron Kay BCC - Hi Level Harlequin - Form 1+50 
03 Oct 58  759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers Nav Trip 1+30 
05 Oct 58  1100 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli GCI/AI 40M 2+10 
08 Oct 58 2200 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno AI 42M  1+30
09 Oct 58  759 S/L Ron West F/O Mansell BCC  1+45
13 Oct 58  759 F/O Mak Kinsey F/O Sherwood Intercepts 1+50 
14 Oct 58 1430 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Bdcast Cntrl, GCI/AI 40M, Multi Ftrs 2+00 
15 Oct 58  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne Hi Level AI 1+40 
15 Oct 58  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne Lo Level AI  1+40
16 Oct 58 1000 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet Hi Level Pairs 1+45 
17 Oct 58 1700 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Harlequin 40M - Multi-fighters  2+05
30 Oct 58  759 F/O Claude Montour F/O Ron Kay Big Blast Ex (Aborted Pressurization)  1+00
05 Nov 58  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson Army Armstrong Exercise Dawndance  1+25
06 Nov 58  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ken Stubbings Low Level + Formation 1+45 
22 Nov 58  759 F/O Claude Montour F/O Ron Kay Nite Lo Level AI  1+35
24 Nov 58 1400 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers A/C Abort 1+00 
25 Nov 58 1400 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers LCC's 1+50 
02 Dec 58  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne Wing Camera 1+30 
03 Dec 58  759 F/O Mak Kinsey F/O Sherwood Fire Control Check 1+10 
04 Dec 58  759 F/O Mak Kinsey F/O Sherwood Fire Control check 1+20 
08 Dec 58 2150 759 S/L Ron West F/O Ray Griffiths Hi Level GCI  2+00
09 Dec 58 1000 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Wing Camera 30M 1+50 
09 Dec 58 1900 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno BCC Multi 40M  1+45
10 Dec 58 1855 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland Penetration GCI/AI  2+05
11 Dec 58 1600 759 F/O Joe Gulyes F/O Peter De Smedt BCC PhII  4 LCC's 2ID's 0+50 1+15
13 Dec 58 1000 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers BCC & LCC's 2+00 
13 Dec 58 1400 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli GCI/AI 40 M 1+40 
14 Dec 58 1000 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Wing Camera/ Formation 1+50 
14 Dec 58 1830 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno BCC Target 40M  1+45
16 Dec 58 2030 759 F/O Joe Gulyes F/O Peter De Smedt Exercise Full Force  2+00
21 Dec 58 1945 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet Broadcast Control  1+50
22 Dec 58 1430 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Cueball Exercise 1+00 
22 Dec 58  2200 759 F/O Jim Stinson F/O Ron Egli Harlequin 40M  1+40
30 Dec 58 1800 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet Hi Level AI  1+40
06 Jan 59  1000 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli GCI/AI 40M 1+45 
09 Jan 59  759 F/O Mak Kinsey F/O Sherwood Intercepts & Formation 1+20 
12 Jan 59 1900 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Broadcast Control & Harlequin  1+40
29 Jan 59 1900 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Broadcast Control 40M-Chainshot  2+15
08 Feb 59   759 F/O Mak Kinsey F/O Sherwood Intercepts  1+35
11 Feb 59  759 F/O Vince Magnus F/L Ray Griffiths Wing Camera Exercise 1+15
03 Mar 59  759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers B-52 ECM 1+35
08 Mar 59 1400 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Pen + Formation 1+45 
10 Mar 59 1045 759 F/O Lorne (Sparky) Sparks F/O Bob Eley X-Country HU-BG-YY-HU 1+45 
11 Mar 59  759 F/O Mak Kinsey F/O Sherwood B-52 & ECM  2+00
12 Mar 59 1030 759 F/O Claude Parent F/L Ray Griffiths Penetration Attacks 1+35 
14 Mar 59 0940 759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Bob Gillet Air Test 1+00 
14 Mar 59 1400 759 F/O Lorne (Sparky) Sparks F/O Bob Eley LL IDs and LCCs 1+45 
16 Mar 59 1945 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Harlequin  1+35
17 Mar 59 1945 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Harlequin  1+35
19 Mar 59 2300 759 F/O Trom Tremblay F/O Pete De Smedt Chainshot  3 LCC's 1 ID  1+50
20 Mar 59 1420 759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI 1+15 
22 Mar 59 1100 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers Lo Level LCC's  (Bent Wings) 1+30 
22 Mar 59  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/L Baxter Wing Camera + Formation 1+40 
31 Mar 59 2200 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli GCI/AI 10M  1+35
01 Apr 59  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne Big Blast 1+05 
01 Apr 59 1855 759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI LCC's  1+40
02 Apr 59 1345 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland Hi Level AI 1+50 
02 Apr 59 2230 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland Chainshot  1+20
03 Apr 59 1900 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers Pen Attacks  1+35
05 Apr 59 1330 759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Camera 1+55 
12 Apr 59  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne Wing Camera 1+35 
13 Apr 59  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Bob Bolton BCC + AI  2+00
22 Apr 59 1400 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers ECM  B-52 2+00 
06 May 59 1530 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Big Blast Exercise 1+40 
11 May 59  759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers Harlequin  2+00
14 May 59 2230 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet Chainshot  1+25
16 May 59 2115 759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI Penetrations  2+00
17 May 59  759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison BCC & Pen  2+00
18 May 59 2110 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland B'CC & Harlequin  1+50
19 May 59 1350 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland B'CC & Harlequin 1+40 
24 May 59 1030 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet Hi Level Harlequin 2+00 
01 Jun 59 1430 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland Chainshot 1+20 
04 Jun 59 1430 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Air Force Day Formation Practise 1+05 
05 Jun 59  1000 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Air Force Day Formation Practise 1+05 
06 Jun 59 1400 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Family Day Formation - low cloud 0+45 
09 Jun 59  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ken Stubbings Air Test 1+30 
17 Jun 59  759 F/O Laurie Woolett F/o Bob Wanless AI  1+35
18 Jun 59 1530 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Soundwave ECm B-52 1+30 
18 Jun 59 2300 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland Cocked Pistol  1+35
19 Jun 59 1350 759 F/O Ian Graham F/O Bill Bland HL/AI 1+50 
23 Jun 59 1600 759 F/O John dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Scramble 0+50 
20 Jul 59 1000 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet 8 Plane Formation 1+00 
22 Jul 59 1045 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli St. Hubert to Ottawa 0+40 
23 Jul 59 1100 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli OW - HU 60 a/c fly past @ HU for 1+00 
25 Jul 59 1400 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Multi-Low Level 1+35 
26 Jul 59  2100 759 F/O Doug Crocker F/O Ron Egli Low Level GCI/AI  2+00
27 Jul 59  759 F/O Laurie Woollett F/O Bob Wanless CRC 1+40 
28 Jul 59 1415 759 S/L Ron West F/L Ray Griffiths Combat Ready Chk (Woollett) 1+30 
05 Aug 59 1455 759 F/O Gary Garnier F/O Ray Lovegrove Hi Level Harlequin 1+50 
06 Aug 59 2200 759 F/O Lorne Sparks F/O Bob Eley Chainshot  1+35
12 Aug 59 1500 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Cueball Exercise 1+45 
13 Aug 59 2200 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Chainshot Exercise  1+35
16 Aug 59 2100 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Bob Gillet Broadcast Control  1+20
20 Aug 59 1330 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet Wing Camera Trials 1+30 
21 Aug 59 1230 1230 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli GCA Check 1+30 
24 Aug 59  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne OD -PG  1+30
26 Aug 59  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne PG - QT 1+35 
26 Aug 59 1800 759 F/L Pete Cumberbirch F/O Denis Rogers ECM  C-119  1+50
27 Aug 59  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne QT - HU 1+50 
29 Aug 59 1105 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bill Bland  1+15 
29 Aug 59  759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Jack Turcotte LLID's (Low LEvel Ident Runs)  2+10
04 Sep 59 1520 759 F/O Eugene (Chalky) Leblanc F/L Ray Griffiths Low Level AI 1+35 
06 Sep 59 1355 759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI & formation 1+35 
06 Sep 59  759 F/O Laurie Woolett F/O Bob Wanless Hi Level AI  1+40
07 Sep 59 1300 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland Formation 1+20 
08 Sep 59 1300 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland B'CC & H/L Harl 2+05 
09 Sep 59  759 F/O Mak Kinsey F/O Sherwood Exercise Cueball  1+10
18 Sep 59 2000 759 F/O Bill Morris F/O Denis Rogers BCC & Hi AI  1+50
05 Oct 59 2355 759 S/L Ron West F/L Ray Griffiths Strawboss Ex  2+00
10 Oct 59 1750 759 F/L Ray Amey F/O Bill Bland H/L AI  1+45
11 Oct 59 1930 759 F/O Lorne Sparks F/O Bob Eley Hi Level AI  1+50
13 Oct 59  759 S/L Ron West F/O Dan Gagnier Scramble 1+30 0+20
13 Oct 59  759 S/L Ron West F/O Dan Gagnier Scramble  1+50
13 Oct 59 1320 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Rho Theta Trials RO8 1+55 
15 Oct 59  759 S/L Ron West F/L Ray Griffiths Scramble  1+30
15 Oct 59  759 S/L Ron West F/L Ray Griffiths Exercise Strawboss  2+00
16 Oct 59 2240 759 F/O Gary Garnier F/O Ray Lovegrove Coldwind  1+00
19 Oct 59  759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Ron Meek LL Hlqn  1+25
20 Oct 59 0817 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Rho Theta Trials RO24 1+45 
24 Oct 59 1100 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno HU to QT 2+05 
24 Oct 59 1400 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno QT to PG 1+15 
24 Oct 59 1600 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Pg to OD 1+50 
26 Oct 59  759 F/O Mak Kinsey F/O Sherwood Intecepts 1+30 
28 Oct 59 0815 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Rho Theta Trials RO90 1+35 
31 Oct 59 0750 759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  HU to CH  1+15
05 Nov 59 1900 759 F/O Gordon Paler F/O Peter Donnelly Hi Level Harlequin  1+40
09 Nov 59  759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers BCC & Harlequin  1+55
10 Nov 59 0935 759 F/O Emery (Taffy) Evans F/O John Allison Obs/AI  
10 Nov 59  759 F/O Emery (Taffy) Evans F/ O Denis Rogers BCC & AI  1+50
11 Nov 59 1230 759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Hi Level GCI/AI & Formation 2+05 
11 Nov 59 1830 759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Low Level  1+45
12 Nov 59 1315 759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison ECM 2+00 
16 Nov 59 1300 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno CRC Target 1+35 
17 Nov 59  759 F/O Jack Haycock F/O Dave Lennox Combat Ready Check 1+30 
18 Nov 59  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne BCC & Hi Level AI 1+45 
19 Nov 59  759 F/O Jack Haycock F/O Dave Lennox Ex Cueball - ID's 1 T-33  1+35
19 Nov 59  759 F/O Laurie Woolett F/O Bob Wanless Hi Level AI 2+10 
04 Dec 59 1200 759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Bob Gillet ECM on C-119 1+45 
06 Dec 59  759 F/O Jack Haycock F/O Dave Lennox 4 Plane formation 1+25 
08 Jan 60 1845 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno BBC + Hi Level AI  1+55
11 Jan 60  759 F/O Jack Haycock F/O Dave Lennox Exercise Chainshot  1+35
13 Jan 60 1100 759 F/O Emery (Taffy) Evans F/O Denis Rogers Low Level 1+50 
19 Jan 60  1330 759 F/L John Dardier F/O Ron Egli Combat Ready Chk on Punchbowl 41 1+15 
19 Jan 60  759 S/L Ron West F/L Ray Griffiths BCC & AI  1+30
20 Jan 60 1855 759 S/L Ron West F/L Ray Griffiths Broadcast Control Ex Chainshot  1+30
21 Jan 60  759 F/O Jack Haycock F/O Dave Lennox Broadcast Control & AI  1+50
23 Jan 60  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ron Egli Hi Level AI/Formation 1+35 
23 Jan 60  759 F/L John Dardier F/O Clancy Atter Hi Level AI  1+50
26 Jan 60 0945 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet Hi Level ECM 2+00 
16 Feb 60 1900 759 F/O John Lemay F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Hi Level AI  1+40
24 Feb 60 1000 759 F/O Eugene (Chalky) Leblanc F/O Ron Egli Wing Camera 2+00 
24 Feb 60   759 F/O Eugene (Chalky) Leblanc F/O Denis Rogers   1+50
26 Feb 60 1410 1410 759 F/L Pat Ledgerwood F/O Lloyd Graham High Level AI 1+45 
05 Mar 60  759 F/L John Dardier F/O Clancy Atter Camera & Formation 1+40 
08 Mar 60  759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Al Wardstrom ECM  1+50
09 Mar 60 2150 759 F/O Laurie Woollett F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno ECM vs C-119  1+50
15 Mar 60  759 F/L John Dardier F/O Andy Horoshko Hi Level AI  1+55
26 Mar 60  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave Lennox Air Test 1+20 
29 Mar 60 1430 759 F/O Gordon Paler F/O Peter Donnelly Ex. White Lightning 1+50 
30 Mar 60  759 F/L Pat Ledgerwood F/O Carter Wing Camera 1+45 
01 Apr 60 1120 759 F/O Laurie Woolett F/O Andy Heroshko Wing Camera Scramble for civis 1+55 
03 Apr 60  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Jack Turcotte AI (B57) 1+50 
03 Apr 60  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Jack Turcotte TR - HU Formation 1+15 
05 Apr 60 1340 759 F/L Pat Ledgerwood F/O Lloyd Graham BCC & Hi Level A - Manual Fire 1+25 
08 Apr 60 1415 759 F/O Lorne Sparks F/O Bob Eley Exercise Cueball 1+20 
14 Apr 60  759 S/L Dan Gagnon F/L Lyle Hall Intercept & Formation 2+00 
16 Apr 60 0900 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko WPU HU-Lakehead 2+10 
16 Apr 60 1140 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko Lakehead to Portage (WG area flood) 1+20 
16 Apr 60  1330 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko Portage to Nameo 2+00 
18 Apr 60 1440 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko Nameo- Low Lvl - Cold Lake (OD) 1+00 
20 Apr 60 0820 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko WPU Ex 1 - no rockets this trip 1+35 
21 Apr 60  0820 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko WPU Ex 2 - Rockets fired -98% kill 1+15 
21 Apr 60 1320 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko WPU Ex 3 1+30 
25 Apr 60 1320 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko WPU Ex 4 1+30 
26 Apr 60  1320 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko WPU Ex 6 1+30 
28 Apr 60 0820 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko WPU Ex 8 no manual fire 1+35 
29 Apr 60 0850 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko OD-PG Formation McCraney 1+40 
29 Apr 60 1115 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko PG-Lakehead - holding for hrs over QT 1+35 
29 Apr 60 1340 759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Andy Horoshko Lakehead-HU Adams 1st Nav 1+55 
01 May 60 2359 759 F/O Bill (Peachy) Morris F/O Len Sturch Pen Attacks  1+55
02 May 60   759 F/O Laurie Woollett F/O Bo Wanless Chainshot  1+25
03 May 60  759 F/O Laurie Woollett F/O Bo Wanless Remote Control 2+00 
05 May 60  759 F/O Laurie Woollett F/O Bo Wanless Remote Control 1+45 
08 May 60 1930 759 F/O Vern Matheuszik F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Remote Control Tgt + Pen Runs  2+10
12 May 60 1300 759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Al Wardstrom Operation Coldwind 1+00 
20 May 60 1530 759 F/O Bill (Peachy) Morris F/O Len Sturch Big Blast 1+30 
01 Jun 60  759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison CH to HU 1+20 
02 Jun 60  759 F/O Laurie Woollett F/O Bo Wanless ECM  1+45
03 Jun 60 0935 759 F/O John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Formation 1+25 
03 Jun 60 2055 759 F/L John Follows F/O Andy Horoshko Hi Lvl AI Pen Runs 2-MA's  2+10
05 Jun 60 2100 759 F/O Dave (Doc) Purich F/O Bob Eley Penetration Runs  1+45
06 Jun 60  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Jack Turcotte ECM vs C-119 1+40 
10 Jun 60  759 F/O R.R. (Robbie) Robinson F/O Jack Turcotte Remote Control  1+50
14 Jun 60 1405 759 F/O EMW (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ed Goski Local Famil - First Flight on 416 Sqn 1+40 
24 Jun 60 1830 759 F/O Gordon Paler F/O Peter Donnelly RC Tgt 1+30 
29 Jun 60  759 F/L Pat Ledgerwood F/O Carter Formation to Ottawa 0+40 
30 Jun 60 1500 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet 36 Plane Formation Ottawa 1+00 
01 Jul 60 1500 759 F/O Bill Ferguson F/O Bob Gillet 36 Plane Formation Ottawa 1+15 
02 Jul 60 1355 759 F/O Dave Purich F/O Andy Horoshko Pen Run Tgt  Hi Lvl AI Form AI Letdwn 1+35 
09 Jul 60 1040 759 F/O Gordon Paler F/O Peter Donnelly Return A/C from Dorval 0+10 
09 Jul 60 2130 759 F/O Gordon Paler F/O Peter Donnelly RC Pen Runs  1+45
11 Jul 60  759 F/O Jack Haycock F/O Dave Lennox Camex 1+35 
12 Jul 60  759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O RA (Bob) Carter Wingcam & Form 1+45 
19 Jul 60 0001 759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Al Wardstrom Operations Hot Scramble (x'ld in air)  0+40
23 Jul 60 1025 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison HU to QT 2+15 
23 Jul 60 1250 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison QT to PG 1+15 
23 Jul 60 1500 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison PG to OD 1+30 
25 Jul 60 1340 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI WPU Runs 1+30 
26 Jul 60 0845 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Radar Eval 1+00 
26 Jul 60 1315 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Radar Eval 0+45 
27 Jul 60 0845 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Radar Eval 0+45 
27 Jul 60 1315 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Radar Eval 1+00 
27 Jul 60 1500 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Radar Eval 1+10 
28 Jul 60 0845 759 F/L John Dardier F/O John Allison Obs/AI  Radar Eval 0+50 
28 Jul 60  759 F/L John Dardier F/O John allison Obs/AI  Target Tow 1+30 
28 Jul 60  759 S/L Ron West F/L Ray Griffiths Combat Check 1+30 
04 Aug 60 1400 759 F/O Bill (Peachy) Morris F/O Len Sturch ECM C-119 1+45 
07 Aug 60 2145 2145 759 F/O Bill (Peachy) Morris F/O Len Sturch AI  1+55
12 Aug 60 2100 2100 759 F/O Bill (Peachy) Morris F/O Len Sturch Low Level  1+35
20 Aug 60 2015 759 F/O Gordon Paler F/O Peter Donnelly Hi Level Harlequin  1+25
28 Aug 60 1000 759 F/L Pete Cumberbirch F/O Ed Goski Lo Level ID's 1+45 
30 Aug 60  759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Wardstrom Hot Scramble -"flock of geese" 1+25 
02 Sep 60 1330 759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Andy Horoshko Follows-lost rdo's - Joined Ledgerwood  1+45 
02 Sep 60 2200 759 F/O Lorne Sparks F/O Bob Eley Remote Control + Pen Runs  2+00
04 Sep 60  2015 759 F/O John Follows F/O Ed Goski Remote Control & Hi Level AI  1+55
07 Oct 60 1000 759 F/O Roland (Trom) Trembley F/O Bob Gillet Wing Camera 1+40 
08 Oct 60  759 F/O Ian Graham F/O Dave Lennox Broadcast Control & AI  1+45
09 Oct 60  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne Hi Level AI  1+30
11 Oct 60  759 F/L John Dardier F/O Donnelly AI 2+10 
12 Oct 60 1930 759 F/O John Follows F/O Andy Horoshko HL ID's - beautiful nite, very clear  1+55
14 Oct 60  759 F/O Laurie Woollett F/O Bo Wanless HU-OSC (Wurtsmith AFB) 1+40 
15 Oct 60  759 F/O Laurie Woollett F/O Bo Wanless OCS -HU 1+25 
17 Oct 60  759 F/O Dave (Doc) Purich F/O Dave Lennox ID's - Fire Wng Lite - RTB 1+20 
17 Oct 60 1330 759 F/L Pat Ledgerwood F/O Lloyd Graham High Level ID's 1+45 
19 Oct 60  759 F/O Ron Ehrne F/O Denis Rogers Wing Camera  1+30 
20 Oct 60 1120 759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Lloyd Graham Wing Camera 1+45 
21 Oct 60 1350 759 F/O Lorne Sparks F/O Lloyd Graham High Level ID's 1+35 
22 Oct 60 1340 759 F/O Lorne Sparks F/O Bob Eley Remote Control + Hi Level ID's 1+55 
28 Oct 60  759 F/L John Dardier F/O Jack Turcotte Formation 1+45 
01 Nov 60 1415 759 F/O EMW (Robbie) Robinson F/O Ed Goski Pen Runs (DNCO Cabin Pressure) 0+45 
01 Nov 60 1915 759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Al Wardstrom Rem Con Tgt  1+45
02 Nov 60 1815 759 F/O Russ Murrell F/O Al Wardstrom Ex Top Team  1+30
05 Nov 60  759 F/O Roland (Trom) Tremblay F/O Dave (Tex) McCheyne Hi Level AI 1+25 
06 Nov 60 0930 759 F/O Ian Graham F/O Lloyd Graham High Level LCC's 1+45 
08 Nov 60 1100 759 F/O Gordon Paler F/O Godfrey (Art) Uyeno Remote Control + Hi Lev Harlequin 1+55 
10 Nov 60 1830 759 F/O Bill (Peachy) Morris F/O Len Sturch BCC & AI  1+40
13Nov 60 1445 759 F/O Emery (Taffy) Evans F/O Len Sturch ECM C-119 1+50 
       
27 Oct 06   This catalogue of log book entries for CF100 759 was compiled by Maj (Rtd) Lloyd E. Graham Greenwood, Nova Scotia, formerly a navigator on 416 (AWF) Sqn, St Hubert, PQ during the  period Nov 1959-Aug 1961. His pilot was LCol (Rtd) Patrick D Ledgerwood, Edmonton, AB    
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