Flight-Lieutenant Grant Leandre Parent C.D.

Flight-Lieutenant Grant Leandre Parent served as a Navigating Officer with the 424 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two. He flew 21 missions over Germany. He is entitled to the 1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service medal with clasp and the Canadian Decoration. Also he received the Irvin Caterpillar Pin, this pin was given to every airmen to anyone who saved his life by parachuting from a disabled or flaming aircraft.

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He was born April 24, 1919 in Richmond, Quebec and graduated from McGill University in 1940 with a B.A. in Agricultural.

He commenced his training on June 6th 1943 in Toronto at the No 6 Initial Training School. He served until February 16th, 1946 but since he received the Canadian Decoration he must also has served after that period.

He died January 24, 2012.

I once had access to his flight book and made a transcription of it.

This is the transcription of his flight log book that include his training flights and bombing missions over Germany during WW2.

1944

Trained on Anson (Picture below)

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April 10th                   Pilot : Sgt Rychlik                 Flight time (day) : 3:40 hour

April 11th                    Pilot : Sgt Stack                     Flight time (day) : 3:05 hrs

April 15th                   Pilot : F/O Bowskill              Flight time (day) : 2:40 hrs

April 20th                   Pilot : Keppie                         Flight time (day) : 3:35 hrs

April 24th                    Pilot : F/S Cundall                 Flight time (day) : 3:30 hrs

April 25th                    Pilot : F/S Dix                          Flight time (day) : 25 min

April 25th                    Pilot : F/S Dix                         Flight time (n) : 2:35 hrs

April 26th                    Pilot : P/O Skipton                Flight time (d) : 30 min

April 26th                    Pilot : P/O Skipton                Flight time (n) : 2:05 hrs

April 27th                    Pilot : F/S Gilmore                Flight time (d) : 2:50 hrs

April 28th                    Pilot : F/O Stapley                 Flight time (d) : 3:30 hrs

May 2nd                      Pilot : F/S Hamilton             Flight time (d) : 3:25 hrs

May 4th                       Pilot : F/O Boyd                    Flight time (d) : 3:15 hrs

Total for the month : 35 hrs 5 min

From July 12th,1943 to November 26th, 1943 he followed his navigator course.

Trained on Wellington (Picture below)

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July 16th                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 1:35 hour

July 18th                     Pilot : F/O White                   Flight time (d) : 4:35 hrs

July 19th                      Pilot : P/O McManus             Flight time (d) : 35 min

July 20th                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 4:55 hrs

July 21st                      Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 45 min

July 22nd                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 35 min

July 23rd                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 6:00 hrs

July 25th                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 2:20 hrs

July 28th                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 3:00 hrs

July 31st                      Pilot : W/O Butler                Flight time (d) : 1:25 hour

Total for the month : 26 hrs 15 min

August 4th                   Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 1:45 hour

August 6th                   Pilot : F/O Gray                     Flight time (n) : 1:10 hour

August 7th                   Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (n) : 1:55 hour

August 9th                   Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (n) : 3:00 hrs

August 11th                 Pilot : F/O Clifton                 Flight time (n) : 4:00 hrs

He and his crew had to bailed out of the airplane after engines problems, two members did not have time to exit and died in the plane crash. This is probably the incident for which he received his Irvin Caterpillar Pin.

Total for the month : 11 hrs 50 min

August 23rd                Pilot : F/S Saunders               Flight time (d) : 4:20 hrs

August 25th                 Pilot : F/S Saunders               Flight time (d) : 4:40 hrs

August 28th                 Pilot : F/S Saunders               Flight time (d) : 2:30 hrs

Total for the month : 11 hrs 30 min

The squadron transferred on Lancaster Halifax (picture below)

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October 30th,              Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time ( day) : 2:25 hrs

Commending officer of the Squadron 424 C.C.W. Marshall D.F.C

November 1st              Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time (d) : 1:45 hrs

November 3rd            Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time (d)  : 35 min

November 3rd            Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 3:15 hrs

November 6th             Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time (d) : 25 min

November 7th             Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time (d) : 3:15 hrs

November 8th             Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 2:55 hrs

November 9th             Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 4:00 hrs

November 12th           Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 5:20 hrs

November 19th           Pilot : F/O Sherwood             Flight time (d) : 2:30 hrs

November 20th           Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (n) : 2:30 hrs

November 21st             Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (n) : 3:20 hrs

November 23rd           Pilot : F/LT Rogers                Flight time (n) : 6:15 hrs

November 24th           Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 4:55 hrs

November 25th           Pilot : P/O Walton                 Flight time (n) : 4:15 hrs

Total for the month : 48 hrs 05 min

November 26th, he arrived at 424th squadron in Skipton on Swale, his crew is compose of those persons;

P/O Saunders(pilot)            F/O Parent (navigator)          Sgt Andrews

Sgt Laforce                            Sgt Witham                               Sgt Olafson (rear gunner)

Sgt Ellis

November 29th                     Pilot : P/O Saunders          Flight time: 4:40 hrs

December 2nd                       Pilot : P/O Saunders           Flight time: 1:00 hour

December 4th                       Pilot : P/O Saunders            Flight time: 4:15 hrs

December 5th                        mission # 1                             Objective Soest

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:45 hrs  Flight distance : 2081 km

Comments : Moderate flak, one bomb stayed in bomb bay and short petrol

16:24              waiting on the runway

18:14              take off

18:40              near off Barnsley

19:18              Reading, new course 136 o

19:35              Eastbourne

19:50              20.5 km north – west d’Abbeville

20:18              57 km east de Saint – Quentin, new course 20 o

20:50              42 km north – west of Aachen

21:09              44.5 km north of Gladbeck

21:23              bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 000 feet

21:24              new course 222 o

21:42              20 km south of Bonn, new course 272 o

21:55              new course 246 o

22:09              new course 290 o

23:18              12 km north – east of Dunkerque, new course 318 o

00:07              Orfordness, new course 305 o

00:27              landing at Horham

December 6th                                    Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:05 hrs              Horham to base

December 12th                      Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 2:55 hrs

December 13th                      Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:55 hrs

December 18th                      mission # 2                             Objective Berg

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:00 hrs  Flight distance : 2055 km

Comment : Moderate flak

03:25              take off

03:34              near off Barnsley

04:28              Reading

04:45              near Brighton (English coast) new course 168 o

05:18              29 km south of Dieppe, new course103 o

05:52              41 km south of Charleroi, new course 46 o

06:22             bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 000 feet

06:23              new course 301 o

06:28              new course 231 o

07:08              32 km south-west of Charleroi, new course 269 o

07:30              near Beach Head, new course 355 o

07:51              near Reading, new course 355 o

08:25              near off Barnsley

08:49              landing at Hethel

December 23rd                      Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:05 hrs              Return to base

Total for the month : 28 hrs 40 min

The squadron transferred on Lancaster (picture below)

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January 4th,1945                    Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 4:15 hrs

January 5th                            mission # 3                             Objective Hannover

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:50 hrs  Flight distance : 1742 km

Comment : Slight flak

17:01              take off

17:14              Scarborough, new course 88 o

17:55              North Sea

18:19              North sea, new course 125 o

18:37              23 km north – west de Gronigen

18:48              32 km south – east de Gronigen, new course 96 o

19:11              32 km south-east de Bremen, new course 143 o

19:21            bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 500 feet, new course 222 o

19:31              course 306 o

19:42              32 km south – east d’Osnabrück

19:59              course 280 o

20:33              6 km north of La Haye, course 295

21:05              Southwold

21:49              near Doncaster

22:06              landing

January 6th                            mission # 4                             Objective Hanau

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 7:30 hrs  Flight distance : 1975 km

Comment : Slight flak

15:48              take off

16:02              near off Doncaster

16:41              Reading

17:23              25 km north – west of Dieppe, new course 89 o

17:58              50 km north – east de Saint – Quentin

18:25              44.5 km south of Liege, new course 66 o

18:58              new course 148 o

19:07              Frankfort

19:10             Bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 500 feet

19:15              37 km south of Frankfort, new course 292 o

19:31              44.5 km south of Koblenz, new course 241 o

19:42              25 km south of Kier, new course 296

19:57              37 km west of Luxembourg, new course 319 o

20:21              30 km west de Charleroi

20:42              40 km north – west de Lille

21:08              Cork (English coast)

21:58              near off Doncaster

22:14              landing

January 22nd                          Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:00 hrs

January 26th                           Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:05 hrs

January 28th                          mission # 5                             Objective Stuggart

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 7:15 hrs  Flight distance : 2412 km

Comment : Slight flak

The Intelligence Officer who was responsible to debrief him made this comment «if you don’t like this, complain to me»

19:19              take off

20:17              near Doncaster

20:55              Reading, new course 136 o

21:12              near Beachy Head

21:23              16 km north-east of Dieppe

21:58              25 km north-east of Paris, new course 80 o

23:06              19 km east of Saarbrucken, new course 81 o

23:30              44 km south-east Mannheim, new course 178 o

23:38             bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 500 feet

23:40              10 km south of Stuggart, new course 273 o

23:41              new course 326 o

23:51              38 km north of Strasbourg

00:24              new course 292 o

01:02              25 km north-east of Paris, new course 334 o

01:56              16 km north-east of Dieppe

02:16              Beach Head

04:09              Landing

January 29th                           Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 50 min

Total for the month : 31 hrs 45 min

February 11th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 35 min

February 13th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:35 hrs

February 14th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:30 hrs

February 15th                        Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:25 hrs

February 18th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 15 min

February 20th                         mission # 6                             Objective Dorthund

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:40 hrs  Flight distance : 1787 km

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak

21:35              take off

22:19              near off Barnsley

22:59              Reading

23:17              Eastbourne

23:35              19 km north – west of Abbeville

23:41              19 km south – east of Abbeville, new course 91 o

00:28              52 km south – east of Charleroi, new course 17 o

00:50              35 km north of Liège, new course 88 o

01:05              Remscheid, new course 32 o

01:14             bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 500 feet

01:17              19.5 km north-west de Dortmund, new course 312

01:22              30 km south-west of Munster, new course 276 o

01:32              33 km north-west of Gladbeck, new course 238 o

02:05              19 km south of Bruxelles, new course 277 o

02:41              24 km south of Boulogne, new course 307

02:57              English coast

03:18              Reading

03:55              near Barnsley

04:08              landing

February 21st             mission # 7                             Objective Duisberg

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:30 hrs  Flight distance : 1183 km

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak and oxygen system failure

19:58              take off

20:14              near off Doncaster

20:59              near Reading

21:20              Eastbourne

21:39              20 km north – west of Abbeville

21:46              15 km south – east of Abbeville, new course 34 o

22:26              25 km east of Charleroi

22:44              31.75 km west of Aachen

23:04             bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 000 feet

23:05              new course 285 o

23:15              new course 220 o

23:25              31.75 km north – west of Liège, new course 256 o

23:40              25 km north – east of Charleroi, new course 281 o

23:59              Lille

00:15              Boulogne

00:33              15 km north – east of Eastbourne

00:53              Reading

01:31              Doncaster

01:44              landing

February 24th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:35 hrs              Sea search

February 26th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:00 hrs

Total for the month : 31 hrs 05 min

 March 1st                              mission # 8                             Objective Mannheim

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 7:20 hrs  Flight distance : 1351 km

Comment : Slight heavy flak

12:17              take off

12:32              Doncaster

13:13              Reading

13:25              Portsmouth

13:30              over the English channel, new course 84 o

14:01              19.5 km north of Abbeville

14:07              12 km north – east of Abbeville

14:52              4 km south – east of Luxembourg

15:14             bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 500 feet

15:15              new course 96 o

15:20              25 km south – east of Manheim, new course 267

15:56              23 km north – east of Nancy, new course 313

17:12              6.35 km south – west of Ostende (Dutch coast)

17:39              Southwold (English coast), new course 313

18:24              Doncaster

18:40              landing

March 2nd                              mission # 9                             Objective Cologne

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:55 hrs  Flight distance : 1754 km

Comment : Slight heavy flak and the objective was probably never reached

07:41              take off

08:31              Reading, new course 138 o

09:07              Beachy Head, new course 86 o

09:13              16 km south of Boulogne

09:38              19 km south of Charleroi, new course 40 o

10:00              left Belgium, new course 102 o

10:12              bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 000 feet

10:13              new course 213 o

10:20              12 km south of Bonn new course 285 o

11:30              25 km north of Charleroi, new course 329 o

12:00              over Ostende, left the coast of France, new course 308 o

12:44              Southwold, new course 351 o

12:54              landing

March 5th                               mission # 10               Objective Chemnitz

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 9:00 hrs  Flight distance : 1796 km

Comment : No flak

17:18              take off

17:32              near Doncaster

18:08              near Reading, new course 128 o

18:28              near Eastbourne

18:47              21 km north – west of Abbeville

18:54              15 km south-east of Abbeville, new course 84 o

19:38              new course 61 o

20:16              19 km north-west of Koblenz

20:56              new course 145 o

21:34              30 km north – west of Halle, new course 86 o

21:48              25 km north – east of Leipzig

21:57              25 km south – east of Leipzig

21:59             bombs dropped on target, altitude 15 500 feet

22:01              17 km au south -east of Chemnitz, new course 257 o

22:13              new course 305 o

22:36              new course 238 o

22:57              30 km south – east of Darmstadt

00:53              15 km south – east of Amiens, new course 294 o

01:00              21 km north – west of Abbeville

01:22              near of Eastbourne

01:45              near off Reading

02:31              near off Doncaster

02:48              landing

March 6th                               Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 55 min    Return to base

March 7th                               mission # 11               Objective Dessau

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 8:45 hrs  Flight distance : 3025 km

Comment : Slight to heavy flak, large belt of search light before T and four air crafts down

17:07              take off

17:23              near off Barnsley

18:07              Reading, new course 140 o

18:26              Beachy Head, new course 139 o

18:47              16 km north-east of Dieppe, new course 88 o

19:37              new course 42 o

20:23              19 km north of Cologne, new course 63 o

21:11              new course 34 o

21:42              32 km south of Salzwedel near Elbe Channel, new course 72 o

21:57              19 km west de Brandenburg, new course 184 o

22:07             bombs dropped on target, altitude 16 000 feet

22:10              12 km north of Halle, new course 210 o

22:28              new course 180 o

22:44              new course 250 o

23:08              44 km west of Stuggart, new course 301 o

00:50              50 km west of Chalons sur Marne, new course 322 o

01:57              Pointe Haut banc

Reading

Landing

March 8th                               Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:20 hrs  Return to base

March 11th                             mission # 12               Objective Essen

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:45 hrs  Flight distance : 2100 km

Comment : Slight flak

12:06              take off

12:22              near Barnsley

13:07              Reading

13:30              Eastbourne, new course 139 o

13:51              19 km north-west of Abbeville, new course 98 o

14:12              25 km north-west of Saint – Quantin

14:34              27 km south-east of Charleroi, new course 51 o

15:04              Gladback

15:15              bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 000 feet

15:16              new course 321 o

15:20              12 km west of Gladbeck, new course 260 o

15:49              10 km south of Bruxelles, new course 297 o

16:07              19 km south of Ostende, left the coast of France, new course 341 o

16:34              Southwold, new course 313 o

17:11              near Barnsley

17:23              landing

March 12th                             mission # 13               Objective Dortmund

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:45 hrs

Comment : Slight flak

March 14th                             mission # 14               Objective Zweibrucken

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:35 hrs  Flight distance : 1265 km

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak

17:13              take off

17:28              near off Doncaster

18:13              Reading

18:35              near d’Eastbourne

18:55              19.5 km north – east of Abbeville

19:03              Amiens

19:45              + de 50 km north – east of Chalons sur Marne

19:55              new course 95 o

20:07              25 km west of Saarbrucken

20:16              bombs dropped on target, altitude 12 800 feet, new course 158 o

20:19              19.5 km south – east of Saarbrucken, new course 237 o

20:34              25 km south – east of Nancy, new course 306 o

21:50              Amiens

21:57              19.5 km north – west of Abbeville

22:15              near of Eastbourne

22:36              Reading

23:14              Doncaster

23:27              landing

March 15th                             mission # 15               Objective Hagen

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:40 hrs  Flight distance : 2356 km

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak, two aircrafts down and many fighters

17:18              take off

17:35              Doncaster

18:23              Reading

18:45              Eastbourne

19:05              21 km north – east of Abbeville, new course 98 o

19:36              25 km south – west of Charleroi, new course 53 o

19:59              course 120 o

20:12              25 km west of Bonn, course 179 o

20:23              37 km east of Cologne, course 348 o

20:32             bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 000 feet

20:33              6 km north of Hagen, course 307 o

20:42              8.5 km east of Krefeld, course 253 o

20:59              course 240 o

21:19              25 km south – east of Charleroi, course 274 o

21:50              21 km north – east of Abbeville, new course 316 o

22:07              Eastbourne

22:25              Reading

23:03              Doncaster

23:16              landing

March 16th                             Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:15 hrs              Practice bombing

New commanding officer R.W. Norris

March 29th                             Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:55 hrs

March 31st                             mission # 16               Objective Hamburg

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:30 hrs  Flight distance : 1419 km

Comment : Heavy flak over Hamburg, four aircrafts down over Hamburg – two collided and many fighters

6:47              take off

6:58              Scarborough

7:33              between England and Holland

7:51              Island of Texel (Holland), new course 107 o

8:10              20 km south – east of Leeuwarden

8:37              32 km south of Bremen, new course 32 o

8:56             Bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 000 feet

9:00              24 km north –west of Hamburg, new course 319 o

9:13              near Kaiser Wilhem Channel, new course 271 o

9:23              Coast Norwegia, new course 274 o

9:39              21 km south of the island of Heligoland (North sea), new course 278 o

10:28              North sea

11:38              Scarborough

11:52              landing

Total for the month : 67 hrs 20 min

April 4th                                  mission # 17               Objective Leuna (Merseberg)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 9:00 hrs

Comment : Synthetic oil plant and Moderate to heavy flak

April 8th                                  mission # 18               Objective Hamburg

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:55 hrs

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak

April  9th                                Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 45 min    Return to base

April 10th                                mission # 19                                       Objective Leipzig

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 8:00 hrs  Flight distance : 1309 km

Comment : Moderate predicted flak, unable to drop bomb and hit by flak F/O Saunders hit in left eye

13:59              take off

14:17              near off Doncaster

15:13              Orfordness

15:45              12,5 km north of Bruges

16:00              19 km east of Ghent, new course 81 o

16:16              36 km east of Antwerp

16:32              44,5 km west of Duisberg

17:02              30 km south of Osnabruick, new course 96 o

17:04              11 km north of Halberstad

17:52              15 km east of Halle

18:02             bombs dropped on target, altitude 16 500 feet

18:06              19 km south east of Leipzig, new course 181 o

18:10              23 km north – west of Chemnitz, new course 256 o

18:30              31,75 km south of Erfuit

18:54              42 km north – east of Frankfort

19:17              37 km west of Koblenz, new course 286 o

19:51              21 km west of Bruxelles

20:02              Weastkapelle

20:31              32 km from the English coast

20:50              Boston

21:04              Doncaster

21:15              landing

April 16th                                mission # 20               Objective Schwandorf

Flight time: 8:50 hrs

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak, Hydraulic system failure and bombs door open on return

April 18th                               Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 4:0 hrs

April 19th                               Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 2:30 hrs

April 22nd                               mission # 21               Objective Bremen

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:20 hrs  Flight distance : 1376 km

16:36              take off

16:50              Scarborough

17:07              1/4 of the English Channel crossed

17:33              2/3 of the English Channel crossed

17:53              near the coast of Holland, new course 80 o

18:22              new course 28 o

18:44              19 km south – west of Wesermunde, course 141 o

18:52             bombs dropped on target, altitude 17 800 feet

18:54              15 km south – east of Bremen, course 252 o

19:08              22 km north of Osnabrück, new course 300 o

19:53              left the coast of Holland, new course 305 o

20:15              2/3 of the English Channel to cross

20:48              1/4 of the English Channel to cross

21:10              Scarborough

21:21              landing

Total for the month : 44 hrs 20 min

May 15th                                 Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:25 hrs

Total for the month : 1 hour 25 min

October 1st : New commanding officer R.P.D. Blagrave

October 15th : Squadron 424 east at Skipton on Swale, Yorks

War time flight

Day 98 hours 40 minutes

Night 104 hours 30 minutes

Total 203 hours 10 minutes

September 6, 1946 : He retired from the army

Following the end of the war Lieutenant Grant L. Parent worked in the Veterans Land Act service for a while (information indicate he was there in 1952 and 1953).

By 1954 he began working for the Ground Observers Corp (GOC)  He was in St. Jerome in 1954 and 1955.

By 1958, still in the GOC, he was stationed in Trois-Rivières, P.Q.. He had one or two trips into the Arctic on an ice breaker at some point probably on the John A. MacDonald, she was launched in 1960, suggesting he was still with GOC in early 60’s

At some point in the 1950‘s he received the Canadian Decoration (12 years of service)

He farmed apples for a while in Hemmingford P.Q.  (apples)

He worked for Domtar in their research centre in Saint Anne de Bellevue P.Q. until late early 80’s; after which he and his wife retired and moved to Ottawa.

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography.

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Comments

  • Ed  On 2013/04/28 at 09:04

    Hello thank you for posting this transcript. I have custody of F/L Parent’s medals and would be pleased to add a photo.

  • Medic  On 2013/04/28 at 10:19

    Ed if you want to send me a photo of his medals I would be pleased to . I used to have his medals, the Caterpillar Pin, flight log book and a set of many maps from his mission over Germany unfortunatly I did not keep pictures of those
    My email is marinoni99@hotmail.com

  • Ian Maclaren  On 2015/11/19 at 00:10

    Flight-Lieutenant Grant Leandre was my uncle. Fascinating to read about his missions. He did speak of having to parachute out after a malfunction resulted in the plane going down. And yes, he did continue to work in the armed forces for a number of years following the end of WWII. He may have been with the veterans land act and I know he did some work in the far north that required at couple of trips there. I have some of his things that could shed more light on details regarding his post-war service. Thank-you for providing the information of the activites of 424 Squadron and my uncle.

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