Remember Them: Roy Foster
Part of a continuing special tribute to help mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Photo: Courtesy of Veterans Voices of Canada
Veteran Profile: Roy Foster
Born in Kamloops, B,C., on November 19, 1924, Roy tried to join the Canadian Navy first, but his age prevented him from being accepted. Since he was familiar with farm and mobile machinery, he later became an air frame mechanic with the RCAF, signing up in Calgary. He eventually became a flight engineer overseas with 420 Snowy Owl Squadron, flying his first operational flight over Cologne, Germany, in 1944.
”After a few days on squadron I was told I was going on a raid. I was scared to death. You would see the flak even through the searchlights, and wonder how you got through it.“
Roy was discharged in 1945, and now lives in Wetaskiwin, Alta.
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