Alexander Campbell Mair D.F.C.

Alexander Campbell Mair D.F.C.

W/C Alexander Campbell Mair, D.F.C., whose wife, the former Miss Helen Carpenter, and daughter, Janet Isobel, resides at 81 Nelson Street, was reported missing after air operations overseas on November 27, 1943. He was Commanding Officer of the famous Goose Squadron, R.C.A.F., and had a remarkable career, taking part in many bombing raids on large German industrial centres. Stationed at No. 5 S.F.T.S., from August, 1941, until October, 1942, he came to the Brantford Station as a flying officer and instructor, and when he left he had been promoted to flight lieutenant. In England his qualities of leadership and his flying ability won rapid recognition and he was promoted to the rank of squadron leader and later to wing commander. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the citation read: "This officer has participated in very many sorties involving attacks on a wide variety of important and well-defended targets in Germany. Throughout his tour he has displayed great skill and determination, pressing home his attacks with vigor, often in the face of heavy opposition. On several occasions his aircraft has been damaged by enemy action but despite this, W/C Mair has completed his mission successfully. He is a highly efficient flight commander whose gallant leadership and personal example have inspired all". Born in Scotland, W/C Mair received his education in Windsor, Ont. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mair.

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