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Breadner, Lloyd Samuel (1894-1952)

A pioneering aviator, Breadner enlisted in the Royal Navy Air Service and served as a fighter pilot in France in the First World War. With the end of the war, he became a license examiner with the Canadian Air Board, but continued to served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the 1920s and 1930s. By the time war broke out in the Pacific, Breadner had risen to chief of staff of the RCAF. He was posted to London in 1944 to command all RCAF overseas forces. On retirement, he became the only Canadian officer to achieve the rank of Chief Air Marshal.

He has been described as a tall and stocky man with an excellent sense of humor.

Service record

1894-7-14     

Born at Carleton Place, Ontario
1915

Enlists in Royal Navy Air Service
1924

Commander, Camp Borden
1928

Director, Royal Canadian Air Force
1936

Imperial Defense College
1940-5-29
Air Marshal     
Chief of the Air Staff
1944-1-1

Commander, RCAF Overseas
1945
Chief Air Marshal     
Retires
1952-3-14

Dies at Boston, Massachusetts, United States

References

EarlyAviators.com (accessed 2011-10-15)

JunoBeach.org (accessed 2011-10-15)


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