Most Memorable Operation
First flight in a Fleet Fort as a wireless operator, flew into a sand-storm and couldn’t see a thing below. “I was asked to give the pilot a bearing to go home. Of course, I gave him the reciprocal and, lo and behold, we were staring at the Rocky Mountains”. Ops at 50 feet from Scotland to Norway in a Liberator, up and down to Sweden with all their lights blazing (as contrasted with blacked-out Britian), over to Bornholm Island to attack the two-man subs at their training base. Back to Scotland via Skagerrak-Kattegat. We wore British and Russian flags around our necks in case of a crash or ditching. It was rumoured that there would be over 50% losses - there were none that we ever knew of.
Goldie was born on March 28, 1923 in Toronto. He was a Linotype operator, printing, newspaper and then enlisted in the RCAF on October 15, 1942.
He trained at #2 Wireless School, Calgary; B & G School, Fingal and received his WAG wing at Fingal. He was then trained at Nassau, Bahams. He was then posted to #547 Squadron RAF Coastal Command at St. Eval, Leuchars.
He was demobbed in Toronto on September 20, 1945
After the war Goldie was a newsletter publisher, investment advisor, still self-employed and active with the aid of computers in office management.
Married to Susan, three sons - one born while Goldie was overseas.