|Hanging with a hero-Stocky and I|
before our flight in the Cessna
One of the members of our contingent was (and is) a real live Air Force hero. And even better, he was accompanied by his wife of 63 years...who I also think deserves the title of hero for her many years of service to our country behind the scenes.
James Francis "Stocky" Edwards, CM, DFC & Bar, DFM, CD (born June 5, 1921 – ) may not have fought in the Battle of Britain, but he joined the fighting soon afterward, and is one Canada's few remaining WW II flying aces. "Toni", born Alice Antonio, also has a military history, having worn the uniform in the '40s, working in both Communications and the nursing field.
|Young and dapper Stocky Edwards|
|Toni Edwards in her military days|
I'm so fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with this lovely couple. They are true heroes.
You can find out more about the Battle of Britain on Wikipedia here, and about Stocky and Toni Edwards here and here.
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