The Comox Air Force Museum and Comox Valley Air Force Museum Association join in wishing our very own Stocky Edwards a Very Happy Birthday! An Honourary Member of our Association since 2006 and frequent visitor, Stocky turns 97 today.
James Francis “Stocky” Edwards CM, DFC AND BAR, DFM was born June 5th, 1921. Stocky is a former Canadian fighter pilot during WWII and the Cold War. He was Canada’s highest scoring ace in the Western Desert Campaign. Among other awards, Stocky has received the Order of Canada and was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame.
You might be interested in reading an article written by Elinor Florence four years ago, when she came to the Comox Valley to interview Stocky.