Aviator to aviator: Visit with veteran ties RCAF history together

Three people, two men and a woman, all wearing blue Air Force uniforms, stand behind an elderly man in a wheelchair wearing civilian clothes and holding a framed picture.
On January7, 2020, Flight Lieutenant (retired) Jim McRae, formerly of Royal Canadian Air Force No. 162 Squadron, sits with a group of RCAF members from 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, from left, Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Freeman, Captain Robert Albert, and 404 (Long Range Patrol and Training) Squadron commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel Angie Thomas, on the occasion of their visit to his place of residence in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. PHOTO: Master Corporal Kevin T. Scott

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On January 7, 2020, 404 Long Range Patrol and Training Squadron leadership from 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, visited a living legend in the long-range patrol community.

Flight Lieutenant (retired) Jim McRae, formerly of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No. 162 Squadron, is 102 years old and living at the Veterans Place in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He warmly greeted 404 Squadron commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel Angie Thomas, Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Freeman, and training enhancement officer (and former Yarmouth resident) Captain Robert Albert, who initiated the visit.

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