David Everett MacLeod’s postwar bravery
STORY BY SHARON ADAMS
David Everett MacLeod, of Pictou County, N.S., joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a teenager and served as an air gunner and gunnery instructor in the last year of the Second World War—but that’s not where he earned the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct.
He earned that years later at home.
After the war, MacLeod went on to study medicine, graduating in 1949. Then he re-joined the RCAF and was posted to North Bay, Ont., home of the No. 3 All-Weather (Fighter) Operational Training Unit and its fleet of CF-100 Canuck jet fighter/interceptors.