Captain A. Roy Brown: A Reluctant Hero

Creator(s): Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Meet local hero and aviation legend Captain A. Roy Brown. As a highly skilled combat pilot during the First World War, he earned many distinctions, including credit for shooting down Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron.” Throughout the 1930s, Captain Brown operated a successful bush-flying company, pioneering commercial service to remote mining communities. In 2015, he was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame for his contributions to military and civil aviation.

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