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British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Oral History

Vernon Watson - RCAF Bomb Aimer

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The following Oral History Video was recorded in Gladstone Manitoba in 1996 as part of that town’s Cable Community Access  Channel celebrating Canada Remembers. The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum has added this video to our Oral History archives.

Vernon Watson enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. He graduated from the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan as a Bomb Aimer with a Flying Officer commission He joined the 138 Special Duties Squadron flying supplies to the underground organizations in Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and France. He flew 41 missions.

Vernon Watson’s Oral History Video can be seen on YouTube at:

                          https://youtu.be/7mFZ1DpAtkY


After the war, Vernon bcame a member of the Gladstone Legion and the Wartime Pilot’s and Observers Association.

Vernon Watson died in March 2006 in Gladstone, Manitoba.