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Honouring Our Local Veterans Guest Speaker

Hello, friends.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking about Eagles over Husky on October 28th at Owen Sound Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6.

Honouring Our Local Veterans is an annual ceremony hosted by Billy Bishop Home and Museum. The museum and National Historic Site tells the story of Canada’s ace of aces. It also features the stories of countless others from the Grey and Bruce counties who served in Canada’s many conflicts.

Join us in Owen Sound at 2pm on October 28, 2018. Details below:

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Book Signing at the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

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Hello, friends.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be signing copies of Eagles over Husky at one of my favourite places in the world: The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum in London, Ontario!

I’m only a small part of what is sure to be a wonderful event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily in the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Regiment landed in Pachino, Sicily on 10 July 1943 as part of the spearhead of the liberation of Europe.

Guests will hear from dignitaries, including:

  • Major-General (Ret.) Ivan Fenton, Colonel of the Royal Canadian Regiment
  • Flight Lieutenant (Ret.) Tom Hennessy, RAF veteran of Operation Husky
  • Captain (Ret.) Sheridan Atkinson, RCR veteran of Operation Husky
  • Gordon Joice (son of veteran Lieutenant J.E. Joice, who served in the RCR during Operation Husky)

All are invited for the book signing and to preview the museum’s Second World War section of the permanent gallery. The museum is hard at work revamping this gallery, and guests at this event will get a sneak peak of what is in store.

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 11am to 12:30pm

Place: The RCR Museum, 701 Oxford St E, London, ON

Dress: Regimental/Air Force Association blazer (or summer dress as the temperatures may be), no medals, or civilian equivalent.

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YouTuber Features ‘Eagles over Husky’

Eagles over Husky is on YouTube! 

The Military Aviation History channel features the book in its latest video. It’s a great script, including accounts from Johannes Steinhoff, a Luftwaffe ace who experienced the Allied onslaught first-hand. For Steinhoff, Operation Husky was the moment he realized that the tide had turned, and Nazi Germany was on an inevitable road to defeat.

Check the video out below!

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Author’s Talk at the Billy Bishop Home and Museum

Hello, friends.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking about Eagles over Husky at one of my favourite places in the world: the childhood home of Canada’s greatest fighter pilot, Billy Bishop.

I worked at the Billy Bishop Home and Museum all the way back in the summer of 2010. It’s a wonderful museum and National Historic Site that tells the story of Canada’s ace of aces. It also features the stories of countless others from the Grey and Bruce counties who served in Canada’s many conflicts.

Join us in Owen Sound at 7pm on June 2nd, 2018. Details below:

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Book Launch at the RCMI (Toronto)

Hello, friends:

I’ve been invited by Fields of Fire Battlefield Tours and Operation Husky 2018 to give a brief presentation on the findings in my book — Eagles over Husky — on March 12th, 2018 at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto. Signed copies will be available for purchase. The book launch will be followed by a presentation on the Fields of Fire/Operation Husky 2018 battlefield tour to Sicily and Italy planned for November 2018. I’ve toured Sicily myself and found it to be an unforgettable experience. Join us, won’t you?

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The author at the Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily for the 70th anniversary of the campaign in 2013

RCMI dress code applies: business casual; no jeans.

Keep track of updates on the Facebook event or download a PDF of the poster below.

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