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    Default W/C John L. Walmsley RCAF

    Hi all,

    I would like to know if Wing Commander John L. Walmsley was in early 1942 CO of No. 1 Training Group in Toronto or No. 2 Training Group in Winnipeg?

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    Pavel
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    Dear Pavel,

    I interviewed several veterans stationed at No. 8 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Winnipeg during the war. They both mentioned W/C Walmsley quite often during discussions regarding building and constructing the Repair Depot. Therefore, I know he was stationed in Winnipeg.

    Norman Malayney

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    Default W/C J L Walmsley

    G'day Pavel

    This is an extract from Hugh Halliday's epic R.C.A.F. Honours & Awards

    Cheers...Chris

    WALMSLEY, W/C John Locke (C2080) - Member, Order of the British Empire - Canadian Joint Staff, Washington - Award effective 1 January 1946 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 82/46 dated 25 January 1946. Home in Moncton, New Brunswick; enlisted in Toronto 1 July 1940.

    This officer during the past three years has performed outstanding work in the interest of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the war effort. His personality and tact have contributed in no small measure to good feeling with the American services evinced by their co-operative attitude in matters with which this officer has had to deal. He commands the respect of all who have had contact with him and his services have been a decided asset to the service.

    WALMSLEY, W/C John Locke, MBE (C2080) - Officer, Legion of Merit (United States) - Award effective 19 March 1946 as per Canada Gazette dated 4 May 1946 and AFRO 473/46 dated 10 May 1946. (NOTE: had earlier been announced in AFRO 388/46 dated 12 April 1946; why republish it ?). Lieutenant-Colonel Jay P. Thomas, USAAF, Air Attache at American Embassy, wrote to AFHQ, 13 March 1946 with citation; presented 22 April 1946 by Major-General E.M. Powers.

    Wing Commander John L. Walmsley performed outstanding service as Assistant Equipment Officer on the Canadian Joint Staff in Washington from May 1942 to September 1945 by procuring aircraft, engines and spare parts for the Royal Canadian Air Force. He determined requirements and developed his organization to facilitate operations. His efficiency and tact insured success for his mission and strengthened the bonds of friendship between Canada and the United States.

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    Thanks a lot chaps for info

    Pavel
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