100 pictures of the 44th Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships: Part 2

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Stephen J. Thorne

100 pictures of the 44th Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships: Part 2

STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE

The 44th Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships took place in Sherbrooke, Que., in August after a two-year, pandemic-imposed hiatus. Some 52 clubs and 690 teenaged athletes competed for 248 medals over three days of events. More than 250 participants were sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion. This is the second of a two-part photo essay on the event.

 

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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.

 

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