Spitfire pilot met the Red Arrows in Gatineau, Canada (near Ottawa)

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Chris C, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    This is a nice story. I assume Mr Allen was in the RCAF.

    "Facchin rang Allen just as he was finishing breakfast and asked if he would like to see the Red Arrows perform. He cancelled lunch plans and jumped at the chance.

    When they got to show site, they found they weren’t alone. There was an hour-long wait for the shuttle bus to the airport from the parking. As they waited in the hot sun, Facchin admits she had second thoughts about her day’s plan.

    That prompted her to ask at the entrance if there was special seating for veterans. And that’s when things got special.

    A golf cart pulled up to whisk them to a VIP tent where British High Commissioner Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque was hosting a reception to mark the Red Arrows’ first North American tour in 11 years..."​

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