Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Robert Dale, DFC, RCAF

We are very pleased, delighted and honoured to have the support of Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Robert (Bob) Gordon Dale, DSO, DFC, CD, a distinguished war hero of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Bob Dale's name and reputation carry tremendous weight within the air force community, and he has undoubtedly been Canada's most eminent air force veteran since Air Commodore Leonard Birchall passed away in 2004. Both men have bequeathed post secondary education scholarship awards to Royal Canadian Air Cadets, the Birchall Scholarship, and Dale Scholarship, respectively.

I had the pleasure of speaking with him on the phone on Sunday, in which he offered his unqualified support, as well as his fond wish that traditional RCAF ranks be also rightfully restored. That would be Wing Commander to all of you.

Bob Dale is currently the Chairman of the Veteran's Advisory Committee at Sunnybrook Hospital and Honorary President of the Air Cadet League of Canada . He flew mosquito bombers in the Second World War, and his weather reports proved instrumental to General Eisenhower during the run-up to D-Day. You can read about his exploits in this 2004 speech to the Empire Club of Canada, entitled: "Juno, Where Citizen Soldiers from Canada Made History."

Thank you, sir, for supporting our campaign!


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The Petition moves along...

May 1: Laurie Hawn, M.P. agrees to support petition
April 30: Sent draft petition to The Dominion Institute to seek their sponsorship
April 28: Sent draft petition to Captain(N) Pickingford, Project Manager, Canadian Navy Centennial Project
April 27: Sent petition to Blaine Barker of the Royal Canadian Naval Association and Bob Nixon of the Naval Officer's Association of Canada and Peter Dawe, Executive Director of the RMC Club
April 26: The Monarchist League of Canada members are supportive
April 25: Interesting - even heated - debate over at the Navy, Army, Air Force Forum, where the "Yeas" have it by a two-thirds majority.