Canadian detachment hosts Battle of Britain Remembrance Ceremony

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Royal Canadian Air Force LCol Larry Weir, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Region Canadian Detachment Commander, talks about RCAF Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr., during the Canadian Detachment’s Battle of Britain Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 22. Gillespie was an American aviator who served in the RCAF during World War II before the United States entered the war. He died in a mid-air collision over Lincolnshire England, during the war and is most remembered as author of the aviation poem “High Flight.” (Photo Released/Courtesy Photo)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Royal Canadian Air Force LCol Larry Weir, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Region Canadian Detachment Commander, talks about RCAF Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr., during the Canadian Detachment’s Battle of Britain Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 22. Gillespie was an American aviator who served in the RCAF during World War II before the United States entered the war. He died in a mid-air collision over Lincolnshire England, during the war and is most remembered as author of the aviation poem “High Flight.” (Photo Released/Courtesy Photo)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Royal Canadian Air Force BGen Alain Pelletier, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Region Deputy Commander, talks about a World War II scene from London during the Canadian Detachment’s Battle of Britain Remembrance Ceremony here Sept. 22. This year marked the 75th anniversary of the historic battle that helped change the tide of the war in Europe. (Photo Released/Courtesy Photo)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Royal Canadian Air Force BGen Alain Pelletier, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Region Deputy Commander, talks about a World War II scene from London during the Canadian Detachment’s Battle of Britain Remembrance Ceremony here Sept. 22. This year marked the 75th anniversary of the historic battle that helped change the tide of the war in Europe. (Photo Released/Courtesy Photo)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Royal Canadian Air Force Detachment Sgt. Jean-Francois Parent, President  of the Canadian Mess, received a commemorative print of a Spitfire aircraft from Brig. Gen. David Hicks, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Vice Commander, during the Canadian Detachment’s Battle of Britain Remembrance Ceremony at the Mess Sept. 22. Hicks received the print from the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Canadian Airshow Sept. which Hicks attended Sept. 4-7 as the U.S. Air Force representative.

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Royal Canadian Air Force Detachment Sgt. Jean-Francois Parent, President of the Canadian Mess, received a commemorative print of a Spitfire aircraft from Brig. Gen. David Hicks, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Vice Commander, during the Canadian Detachment’s Battle of Britain Remembrance Ceremony at the Mess Sept. 22. Hicks received the print from the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Canadian Airshow Sept. which Hicks attended Sept. 4-7 as the U.S. Air Force representative.