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About Eric Mold
Eric joined the RAF as a boy exactly six days after the war ended. After pilot training, he found himself flying Vampires on 67 Fighter/Ground Attack squadron in Germany. Then he was transferred to a squadron that had the job of flying 450 F86 Sabres, that the RAF bought from Canada, from Montreal, where they were built to various bases in UK and Europe. This was followed with a tour in Fighter Command flying Meteors and Sabres. After this he transferred from the RAF to the RCAF where his first assignment was as an instructor at the Sabre Operational Training Unit. After three years at this job he avoided being sent to a Fighter Controller's job by volunteering for "a minor admin job." He eventually became the Station Adjudent. After a three year, very interesting ground job, he was posted to 427 Sqd in Germany, to fly Starfighters in the nuclear strike role. This assignment lasted six years, after which he was transferred to the Aerospace & Engineering Test Establishment in Ottawa. He was later posted to National Defense Headquarters as Executive Assistant to the chief of Canada's Maritime Forces, and retired in 1974.
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