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Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum: RCAFHMCS Prince Robert: Hillman WWII Scrapbook - RCNXII Dragoons - 26 RCA Museum
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HILLMAN WWII RCAF CONNECTION
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www.airmuseum.ca/memorial
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Hillman Photo Tour of
USAF MUSEUM ~ WW II GALLERY
Wright-Patterson AFB ~ Dayton, Ohio
Our New Photo Tour of the 
XII MANITOBA DRAGOONS MUSEUM
Over 300 Photos of Military Memorabilia
Brandon Armoury, Brandon, Manitoba

Wartime Journals Series
F/O Gordon Waddell

 
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CONTENTS

Tribute to the Crew of Lancaster Bomber KB879
H.M.C.S Prince Robert Tribute: History ~ Photos ~ Diaries ~ Letters ~ Memories
As You Were . . . A Webzine of War Years Memories
Short Bursts Monthy Webzine
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
XII Manitoba Dragoons and 26 FD. Regt. RCA Museum
Mike Spack Memoirs: WWII RCAF
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Dean of WWII War Correspondents: Letters ~ Photos ~ Journals
Memories of World War II Series

A MEMORIAL SITE PAYING TRIBUTE TO
F/L WILLIAM GAVIN CAMPBELL
and the
CREW OF LANCASTER KB879
www.airmuseum.ca/rcaf
BackAhead
www.hillmanweb.com/rcaf/lancaster.html
SITE NAVIGATION CHART
Part I: The Home Front
Staging Area - Contents - Dedication
William G. Campbell Tribute Site
Wonders of the Internet: Sandon/Strathclair
Two Villages Meet
A Hometown Story:
Strathclair, Manitoba, Canada
Campbell Family Album: Early Years
Campbell Family Album: 1920s
Campbell Family Album: 1930s
Campbell Family Album: 1940s
Hope... and Despair
Victory
Lancaster Story & Links
RCAF Pilot's Flying Log Book
Greetings & Mementos from Canada I
Greetings & Mementos from Canada II
Brandon Sun FP Story: WWW.HEROES
MY FRIEND BILL by Mick Spack
Sandon Memorial & Fly-Past Photos:
Phill Barratt Photo Gallery
Final Tribute
May 4, 1945

Part II: Overseas
www.hillmanweb.com/rcaf/lancaster.html
Day 1: Arrival Day 2: The Grand Tour ~ Sandon Church & Hall
Day 2: Sandon House Day 2: Sod Turning for the Stone
Day 3: Stone Village Tour I Day 3: Stone Village Tour II
Day 4: Blacon Cemetery I Day 4: Blacon Cemetery II - Memorials
Day 4: BBC Radio Interview Day 5: Chatsworth
Day 5: Banquet at the Crown Day 6: Memorial Dedication I
Day 6: Memorial Dedication II Day 6: Lancaster Fly Past
Day 6: Greyhound Inn Reception Day 6: F/S Graham Ward
Day 7: Goodbyes: Memorial Site
Burston & Purl Cottage & Sandon
Day 8: Return ~ Home Again
Bomber Boys: The Fighting Lancaster
4-Hour BCATP Film Documentary
Too Young to Fly
Old Enough to Die

H.M.C.S. PRINCE ROBERT TRIBUTE

 www.hillmanweb.com/rcn
HILLMAN WWII PHOTO GALLERY
HILLMAN WWII PHOTO GALLERY
Main ROBERT Directory
1.  The Early Years
2. Shakedown Cruise
3. Getting There
4.  The Japanese
5. Hong Kong
6. Homeward Bound
7. Specs Sheet
8. Caught In The Net I
9. Caught In The Net II
 10. Caught In The Net III
11. Alliford Bay ~ 1941
12. The England Connection
Robin Neale
13. Official Communiques
 14. Caught In The Net IV
Prince Robert on the Web 
AS YOU WERE . . . Special Edition
Special Prince Robert Edition
AS YOU WERE... October 2002
AS YOU WERE. . .
War Years Nostalgia e-Zine
Eclectica
Prince Class Photos
PR at Alliford Bay ~ 1941
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HMCS PRINCE ROBERT / HONG KONG CONNECTION
Supplementary Scrapbook - Hundreds of Photos
www.hillmanweb.com/rcn/hk

Contents

War Prep

Invasion '41

PR Arrival '45

Jap Defeat

Surrender

Jap POWs

People

Streets

Town/Country

Harbours

Memorabilia
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HK Eclectica

Daniel Gory Collection.

City Life

HK Photos

THE PRINCE ROBERT STORY

Main ROBERT Directory
1. Contents: Prince Robert Story
2. CNSS Prince Robert 1930s
3. Capture of the MS Weser 1940
4. Hong Kong 1941
5. West Coast Defence 1942
6. Atlantic & Mediterranean 1943
7. Hong Kong 1945
8. S.S. LUCANIA 1952
 9.  Looking Back
10.  Prince Robert Remembered
11. Prince Robert-Lucania Story


DIARIES ~ ANECDOTES ~ PHOTOS
FROM OTHER CREW MEMBERS OF THE HMCS PRINCE ROBERT

Capture of the Weser
Newspaper Clippings I
The Sandy Sellers Collection
Lieutenant E. A Sellers ~ PR Medical Officer
Reminisences from September 1940 - March 1941
Capture of the Weser
Newspaper Clippings II
The Sandy Sellers Collection
1940 Year-End Review
On the Condition of HMCS Prince Robert
as reported by Medical Officer
Surgeon Lieutenant E. A. Sellers
A.B. Charles Anderson Diary
Photo Album: Sept 1940 - March 1941

Musings on Medicine
Chapter Excerpt: "Over the Bounding Main"
By Gordon Hunter Grant
Ronald B. Suddick's Tales of the Prince Robert ~ 1945
Ron Suddick: Personal Photos and Letter
Photos of the Prince Robert by Arnold Niskasaari
As You Were . . . WWII Eclectica: Special Prince Robert Issue

THE MARTIN McGREGOR WAR DIARIES
Hong Kong 1945
Compiled by Gary McGregor
Martin McGregor
Prince Robert Photo Gallery I
Hong Kong 1945
Prince Robert Photo Gallery II
Hong Kong 1945
Prince Robert Photo Gallery III
Hong Kong 1945
Prince Robert Photo Gallery IV
Hong Kong 1945
Prince Robert Photo Gallery V
Hong Kong 1945
Prince Robert Photo Gallery VI 
Hong Kong 1945
 THE MARTIN McGREGOR WAR DIARIES
The Atlantic Theatre
Compiled by Gary McGregor
Martin McGregor
White Ensign, Black Pit 
By Gary McGregor
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
The Roland Poirier Collection
Introduction
Photo Gallery 1
Photo Gallery 2
Photo Gallery 3
Photo Gallery 4
Photo Gallery 5
Photo Gallery 6
Post Cards
Press Clippings
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT / HONG KONG 
Louis Schumers
Remembers the Prince Robert Mission
February 2012: RCN HK
Best and Worst of Times


 
AS YOU WERE...
www.hillmanweb.com/war/asyouwere
WAR YEARS MEMORIES
Alternate Location
www.airmuseum.ca/web
Compiled by Bill Hillman
Wherein we share an eclectic assortment of items gleaned from the
Internet, media and contributing readers.
ENTER THE ARCHIVE 
HERE
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SHORT BURSTS

www.airmuseum.ca/mag
The Official Monthy Webzine for the RCAF Ex-Air Gunners
NAVIGATION MAP TO OUR BACK ISSUES IN ARCHIVE
Editor: John Moyles
Webmaster and Online Editor: Bill Hillman
Short Bursts was published from March 1983 through December 2007
At that time longtime editor retired due to health problems.
NAVIGATION MAP TO OUR BACK ISSUES IN ARCHIVE
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Contents
Early Editions Scanned Into PDF Files
Scanning by Harry Hayward of the Commonwealth Training Plan Museum
No. 1: March 1983 through No. 71: September 2000
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(final print issue - the next issue appeared in March 2001 as an online Webzine)
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SHORT BURSTS
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SHORT BURSTS
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Women of the War Years
WWII Tribute
Photos ~ Orders ~ Press ~ Stories
Hillman WWII Gallery
H.M.C.S Prince Robert
Stuart Johnson's
Freedom is Not Free ~ Pt. 1
Stuart Johnson's
Freedom is Not Free ~ Pt. 2
Battle of Britain
Memorial Flight
WWII Movies:
A List of Over 600 Films
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Canadian WWII
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Bill Graham
Remembers the RCAF
Harvard Wings Over Brandon
Remembrance Day 1999
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Spotlight on the BCATP Movie
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CATP Museum 
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Memorial Addendum
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Senator Sharon Carstairs
Roundtable
The Capital Campaign
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Manitoba Signature Museums
Message from President:
John McNarry
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CATPM Guestbook
Special CATP Gift Shop Offer
FOR THE MOMENT on Video
Director's Year End Report
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100 pages of text ~ 100 photos
A Virtual Tour of the
Brandon Municipal Airport
Last Flight of
the Tiger Moth
Dedication of the BCATP 
#1 Hangar as a Heritage Site
Archie Londry Remembers
BCATP 4-Hour Documentary
Reach for the Sky by Frantic Films
BCATP RCAF Tribute Series
F/O J. Gordon Hillman
WestMan Air Show 2005
Snowbirds in Flight
Hillman Military
Tribute Sites
.CJATC Rivers 1945-1964
Part I ~ Part II
CATP Museum Honours
The B.C.A.T.P. Story
.From Pharmacy to Helicopters
by Lieutenant Colonel James Grant
BCATP Photo Archive
2006 Remembrance Day
Hillman Archive
Museum News
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XII MANITOBA DRAGOONS
and
26 FD. REGT. RCA MUSEUM
XII Dragoons - 26 RCA Museum
www.12mbdragoons.com
Our New Photo Tour of the 
XII MANITOBA DRAGOONS MUSEUM
Over 300 Photos of Military Memorabilia
Brandon Armoury, Brandon, Manitoba
Welcome
Tour 1: Library
Tour 2: Mementos
Tour 3: Fire Power
Tour 4: Blades
Tour 5: Badges
Tour 6: Displays
Tour 7: Hand Guns
Veterans Monument
Museum In The News I
Museum In The News II
Museum In The News III
Museum In The News IV
FLAG WALL
Web Tracks I;
Staghounds and More
As You Were
Military Nostalgia Webzine
MAIL CALL
HMCS Prince Henry
at Normandy
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Dutch Tribute Sites from 
Dick van Faassen
Wierden - Nederland
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Tribute from Holland
Tribute from Holland
[English Translation]
Liberation of Hardenberg
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BRANDON PHOTO ARCHIVE
THE GREAT WAR YEARS
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Brandon Archive ~ Introduction
Brandon Archive I: Downtown
Brandon Archive II ~ CPR Yards
Virtual Tour of Brandon Today
Brandon Archive III: Victory Parade
Hillman WWII Tribute Sites
STAGHOUND RESTORED
A Tribute to the 
XII Manitoba Dragoons
by Marco Hogenkamp
PART I
PART II
PART III
 
NEW FEATURES
 
The Staghound
The Latest Edition
Henk Bredewolt Collection
Dragoons: WWII Netherlands
Henk Bredewolt Collection
Dragoons in England 1943
 Liberation of Hoogeveen
60th Anniversary: Gallery I
Armoury Museum 
Quiet Treasure ~ News Article
The Staghound
March 2005 Edition

HILLMAN BRANDON HISTORY PROJECT
BRANDON PHOTO ARCHIVE
THE GREAT WAR YEARS
Brandon Archive ~ Introduction
Brandon Archive I: Downtown
Brandon Archive II ~ CPR Yards
Brandon Archive III: Victory Parade
Virtual Tour of Brandon Today
Brandon Museums: Stroll Into The Past

Mike Spack Memoirs: WWII RCAF
  www.hillmanweb.com/mikespack/rcaf.html
THE STORY
100 pages of text
THE PICTURES
150 photographs
INTRODUCTION
 Intro Gallery
PART I
Recruitment and Training in Canada
Gallery 1
PART II
Overseas Parts 1-3
Gallery 2
PART III
Overseas Parts 4-5
Gallery 3
PART IV
Overseas Parts 6-7
Gallery 4
PART V
Overseas 8 and Post War
Gallery 5
My Friend Bill
Gallery 6
 
Gallery 7

The Dean of WWII Correspondents in the Pacific
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The War Years

www.ERBzine.com/war
ERB WWII Time Line: 1940-1942 ERB WWII Time Line: 1943-1945 Photos  40-42   Photos 43-45
1940 Letters 1940 Letter Highlights 1940 Illustrated Timeline
1941 Letters 1941 Letter Highlights 1941 Illustrated Timeline
Pearl Harbor: Eye Witness Account USS Shaw / ERB Connection ERB-Truman H. Landon Connection
1942 Letters 1942 Letter Highlights 1942 Illustrated Timeline
1943 Letters 1943 Letter Highlights 1943 Illustrated Timeline
1944 Letters 1944 Letter Highlights 1944 Illustrated Timeline
1945 Letters 1945 Letter Highlights 1945 Illustrated Timeline
ERB: War Correspondent Pre- and Post-Wartime Timelines ERB Visits WWII Australia   Text
Our Japanese Problem ~ Hawaii Magazine ERB & Military: Early Years ERB Bio Timeline ~ 1875-1950
ERB Wartime Files v.1: Hawaii Clippings ERB Wartime Files v.2: Articles ERB War Files v.3: Laugh It Off

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Brandon Airport ~ Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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RCAF Lancaster and Campbell Tribute
TRIBUTE SITE: F/L W. G. Campbell 
& Crew of Lancaster KB 879 Tribute
www.airmuseum.ca/rcaf
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HMCS Prince Robert and Hillman Tribute
TRIBUTE SITE: CPO R. G. Hillman
& H.M.C.S  Prince Robert
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MUSEUM: XII MANITOBA DRAGOONS & 26 FIELD REG.
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TRIBUTE: Edgar Rice Burroughs: The War Years
War Journals of the Oldest War Correspondent in the Pacific
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TRIBUTE: Mike Spack Memoirs
WW II RCAF Mosquito Pilot
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Ex-Ai Gunner's: Short Bursts Webzine
WEBZINE: SHORT BURSTS
Official Monthy Webzine for the RCAF Ex-Air Gunners 
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WEBZINE: AS YOU WERE . . .
An Online WW II Nostalgia Magazine
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World War II & Military Nostalgia Sites
www.hillmanweb.com/war
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TRIBUTE: F/L Donald E. Hillman
S.O.E. Secret Halifax Missions Log
www.hillmanweb.com/rcaf/donald
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TRIBUTE: F/O J. Gordon Hillman
Lancaster Downed in 1000 Bomber Mission
www.hillmanweb.com/rcaf/gordon
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Military Heritage of the Extended Grant Family
and
From Pharmacy to Helicopters
by Lieutenant Colonel James Grant
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Canadian Joint Air Training Centre 
CJATC Rivers, MB | Rivers II | Rivers III | Rivers IV | Rivers V
Rivers VI | Rivers VII | Rivers VIII | Rivers IX | Rivers X
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Robin Hillman (seated in cockpit and on the left)
with the cast of the 4-hour 
BCATP re-enactment documentary 
filmed at bases and locales in
Canada ~ England ~ Belgium ~ Holland
Bomber Boys: 
The Fighting Lancaster 
 premiered on History Television 
during Remembrance Week 2005
in the 7 pm & Midnight Central time slots:
 1.  The Lucky H - Nov. 7
2. Baker Flight - Nov. 8
3. Combat - Nov. 9
4. Reunion Nov. 10
The series has been rerun 
on a regular basis.
www.airmuseum.ca/reach.html
Bomber Boys: The Fighting Lancaster bridges the generation gap and tells the story of the Lancaster crews and their critical role in the Second World War. Join History Television as we follow a group of young men who volunteer to re-live the wartime experiences of their grandfathers, who were members of the “Lucky H” aircrew. All are descendants of Canadian, British, Australian and American airmen.

Using a unique blend of living history elements, first-person interviews and never-before-seen World War Two colour footage, this dramatic four-part documentary series chronicles a new generation of "Bomber Boys" as they train to become a Lancaster Bomber crew. 


Episode 1: The Lucky H
Seven young volunteers from the U.S., UK Australia and Canada make up ‘Baker Flight.” All are descendents of Second World War flight crews, ready to test themselves against the original training regime of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
Episode 2: Baker Flight
After countless hours on the drill square the recruits are finally given hands-on training with the Lee Enfield .303. Most of the boys have never fired a gun before and the Lee Enfield will be their introduction to the feel and sounds of battle – and the bruises the kick of a rifle can leave.
Episode 3: Combat
Baker Flight gets to spend time in the sky as the recruits begin hands-on training in a Tiger Moth. Three generations after their training began, our group of Second World War vets gets a chance to see if the young men measure up.
Episode 4: Reunion
Both generations experience the rare opportunity to fly in one of the world’s only operating Lancasters. After their flight, they cross the Atlantic to visit the places the Lucky H crew first visited when they were young.



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