Air Vice Marshall Leigh “Stevie” Stevenson

AVM Leigh Stevenson sharing tea with King George VI on the eve of the Battle of Britain.

Born in Richibucto in 1895, Leigh Stevenson served as a pilot in the Royal Flying Club during World War I, after having spent time in the trenches of France. In 1921 he joined the new RCAF helping with the establishment of airfields like Gander in Newfoundland. In World War II, he helped to train new pilots, going overseas in time to participate in the Battle of Britain. After retiring from the military in 1945, Stevenson became involved with Ducks Unlimited Canada, an organization which made him an honorary director.

250 RCAF (Saint John) Wing, Air Force Association of Canada.
c. 1940
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