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742, "Best in Blue!"

 

Flight 1 - Barker Flight - Wing Commander William George Barker VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars

(3 November 1894 - 12 March 1930) was a Canadian First World War fighter ace and Victoria Cross recipient.

Flight 2 - Mynarski Flight - Pilot Officer Andrew Charles (Andy) Mynarski, VC

(14 October 1916 - 13 June 1944) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross,the highest and most prestigious award for bravery in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Mynarski was 27 years old and flew with 419 "Moose" Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War when he gave his life attempting to help rescue a trapped crew member.



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