Saturday, July 17, 2010
Words from a fellow Naval Airman...
I have been following the progress of the Gray Ghost, West Swing and associated correspondence with great interest. It gives me great pleasure to see how well the military aviation enthusiasts and past experts have come together for this event.
Needless to say, the interest of the official Centennial Naval program has been noticeable in its minimal recognition of history over the last 25 years when Canadian Naval aviation was the dominant force of the RCN in providing the sharp end of carrier ASW with both pride and expertise. We lost 100 of our naval airman in so doing.
Best Wishes to all,
LCdr (Ret'd) Stu Soward, CD, RCN, is a well known naval aviator who has authored several books on naval aviation in Canada, notably "A Formidable Hero", the story of Hampton Gray whom we are honouring with the Gray Ghost One Corsair this year.