CAHS Journal 56-3 (Fall 2018)
ISSN 1207 – 1978
94: 'Twas the Flight Before Christmas: F/O Don Rollins of 407 Squadron, RCAF, Survives a Nocturnal Mid-Air Collision
Based on his father’s materials and official records, author Doug Rollins pieces together a
Christmas story of a different bent – the freak head-on collision of two Coastal Command
“heavies” over the target at night. All of the aircrew involved survived the encounter.
100: Operation Meteor: Three RCAF NCOs, a Single Fairchild 71, and Six Months of Winter at 60º North
A first hand account of an early RCAF weather reconnaissance operation, based just above
the Alberta –Northwest Territories border, in less than ideal conditions for an extended
period of time. By W/C Robert I. Thomas with notes by Carl Vincent.
110: Canadair CL-84 – A Canadian Design Odyssey Part 3: From Mockup to Prototype and Rollout
Bill Upton provides a wealth of rarely-seen photographs to accompany his description of
CL-84 prototype CF-VTO-X, and the Canadair Experimental Shop work that produced it.
118: Wooden Wings Over the Wilderness 3: The Big Order for Standard Universals
More American-built Fokker Universals join the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register, starting
with those for Western Canada Airways as it bolstered its bushplane fleet in the years
immediately prior to the Great Depression. By Clark Seaborn.