One of 3 Remaining Bomber Command Pilots to be Honoured in England
He has already been given France's highest honour, the Legion of Honour Medal, now he will be a part of the Bomber Command Memorial in England.
Smithville resident Ed Carter-Edwards will be in the U.K this week for the unveilling on Thursday June 28.
The 89 year old Carter-Edwards will be leaving for London Tuesday June 26 where he will be accompanied by Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney.
The Canadian delegation will be joined by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles on the day of the presentation.
Carter-Edwards was one of 26 men in Bomber Command with only three still alive.
Mr. Carter-Edwards was responsible for 21 successful bombing missions on Hitler and the Gestapo and on his 22nd was shot down.
He was betrayed by a Belgian double agent, who was pretending to work with the French underground, and spent months as a P.O.W along with 26 other Canadian airmen.