Robert Archibald Logan: Renaissance Man
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Our speaker, Major Mathias Joost, has served in the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 30 years. Since 2003 he has served at the Directorate of History and Heritage in Ottawa as the officer in charge of the war diaries – gathering and compiling the records of the military’s overseas operations.
Robert Archibald Logan
Robert Archibald Logan learned to fly an airplane at his own expense and became the first Canadian civilian pilot to earn a commission in the British Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. His war record included being short down behind enemy lines.
When the war ended, he participated in a Canadian government expedition by boat into the Arctic and helped to establish the first air landing fields in the far North, including on Ellesmere Island. He also became involved in the new field of aerial surveying, and was hired Pan-American Airways.
The Second World War brought a new assignment with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Command Navigation Officer in Nova Scotia, and Lt. Colonel and Director of Intelligence in Ottawa. He also was involved in a secret Arctic expedition to Greenland and Iceland with the US military for the establishment of northern military airbases.
Thursday April 4 at 7 PM (doors at 6:30 PM)
Members $8, Non-Members $10 (+fees & ta
Light refreshments included
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