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Canadians & the FAA Corsair

Vought Corsair

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 622, 12 King Street East, Stoney Creek

Our LWOTM (Last Wednesday of the Month) on February 29th at 11:30 features a presentation by Cdr (Ret’d) Robert Williamson.

Rejected by the U.S.N. and declared totally unsuitable for Carrier use in 1942 by the Royal Navy’s Chief Test Pilot, the Admiralty invested money they could ill afford in creating a flying program and facilities similar to the Canadian BCATP to train colonials to fly the dangerous Chance Vought F4U Corsair.   

   What was the FAA thinking?

Cost $20.00/person

Please pay by ETF using: and RSVP to: by Friday Feb 23rd so we can order meals.

Book Launch

What:            Launch event and party for The Wind From All Directions, by Ron Thompson, to be released by military publisher Double Dagger Books

When:           Thursday March 14, evening.

Location:       The Pilot Tavern (Yonge & Cumberland, in Yorkville) in Toronto.

 The Wind From All Directions is set in 1792, during the encounter in Nootka Sound between the RN’s Lieutenant George Vancouver and the Spanish commodore Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra. Quadra and Vancouver were sent to the Pacific northwest to resolve the Nootka Crisis, a territorial dispute that had brought their two countries to the brink of war.