In Remembrance of 408 Squadron Members

In Remembrance of 408 Squadron Members


When the geese come back in the Spring
And they learn that their friend has gone,
I wonder will they take to wing
And try to follow him on?

When they look for their friend again
As they’ve done in the years before,
Will they stay with us who remain
Or seek him the wide world o’er?

They loved him, the young and the old,
Wild geese and the whistling swan!
What then, when the flocks are told
The man who was kind is gone?

There were hunters wherever they flew,
And snares for the careless wing.
Now, they’ll grieve for the friend they knew
When the birds come back in the Spring.

Edgar A. Guest.

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2 Thoughts to “In Remembrance of 408 Squadron Members”

  1. Bernard F Baker (CFR) 1 Apr 1967)

    Alex was a real good friend of mine. Served with him on 408 (P) Sqn from 1951 to 1953 and on a number of occassions met him in Ottawa. I was saddened to hear of his passing. Condolences to his family and many friends. God Bless – Per Ardura Ad Astra.

    If any of my Shoran buddies are still on this planet, drop me an e-mail.

  2. Alex Saunders

    Squadron member Mar 1951-Oct 1953 navigator (Yellowknife, Fort Churchill, Goose Bay & Frobisher Bay (Iqualuit). SHORAN navigator (1951, 52 &53) SHORAN Operations Officer 1952 and 1953 (Lancaster flying time 1430 hrs) “FOR FREEDOM”!

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