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Ralph Wild RCAF - Oral History Video​​
Ralph Wild brings a Royal Air Force perspective to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Oral History program. Born in Great Britain, he enlisted in the RAF in 1939 and was chosen to be an instrument fitter with ground crew duties. Posted to 242 (Canada) Squadron and other fighter squadrons he experienced the Battle of Britain from the tarmac of an operational station. He was kept busy maintaining the squadron’s aircraft and upgrading new aircraft received from Ferry Command directly from the factory. In 1940 he was posted to No. 33 Service Flying Training School in Carberry Manitoba with ground crew duties. It was here that he began his lifelong love of Canada snf wife who he met in Winnipeg. He eventually found his place as aircrew in Bomber and Transport Command. Ralph is a talented storyteller who bringd a great deal of interesting detail of life in the RAF and Canada during World War II.

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