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    Default RAF Mount Hope, Hamilton, Ontario

    Hi All,

    I am trying to trace the career of a Canadian pilot, Carleton Dewayne 'Bud' Richardson (41066). I know from the airforce.ca site they have information up until around 1942 however I have a newspaper clipping from 1943 which states Richardson returned to Canada after serving for 4 years in the Middle East and became an Instructor at Mount Hope, Hamilton.

    Can anyone give me further information about this pilot and/or what went on at Mount Hope at that time?

    Richardson served with 30 Sqn (Blenheims) in Greece and Crete.

    Regards,
    Simon

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    Default Mount Hope, Hamilton

    Its now a museum plus an international airport. Might be worth looking at this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Warplane_Heritage_Museum & http://www.warplane.com/ especially the second as they may be able to tell you more.. By the way one of the two (currently)airworthy Lancs is based there!
    Dee

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    In 1943 Mount Hope was home to No. 33 ANS, with Ansons. In late 1944 No. 1 WS moved there from Montreal, they used Menasco Moths, Norsemen, and Stinsons, and later Ansons (not sure if all of these survived that late in the war).

    Today Mount Hope is Hamilton International Airport, and home to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

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