Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


Chapter 7: RETURN TO CANADA FROM M.R.E.S. & AFHQ OTTAWA

I arrived back in Canada at R.C.A.F. Station Rockcliffe Ontario on 8–Aug–1947.

I was immediately given 4 weeks holidays accumulated from my M.R.E.S. activities.
During this holiday break I informed my mother, sister and friends about my engagement to Bea.

I returned to work on 9–September–1947.

Following my return the R.C.A.F. had a serious conversation with me about my career:

AFHQ OTTAWA

I was transferred 30–Sept–1947 to Air Force Headquarters (AFHQ) Ottawa taking a position with the DIA – Directorate of Intelligence Air Force (RCAF).

No sooner had I settled in the DIA at AFHQ then the R.C.A.F. came to me with another special assignment that very much appealed to another "interest" I was passionate about.

This concerned the R.C.A.F.Flyers hockey team and the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz Switzerland.

As a result of this development, on the personal level, Bea and I started to see a plan emerging as to when and where of our wedding.

Photo Sent To Fiancé Birthe Grontved October 1947
PHOTO Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
Photo: Picture of Hubert Brooks sent to his fiance Birthe Grontved



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