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RCAF veteran shares Macleod photos

Fort Macleod 1942

Eddie Frisk took this photo of Macleod while he was training at the air base in World War Two.

Photographs from a Royal Canadian Air Force veteran have landed in Fort Macleod.
Eddie Frisk, 93, of St. Albert, took photographs of the town while training in 1942 at the British Commonwealth Air Training Program base in Fort Macleod.
Dr. Ken Harrison wrote council to explain Frisk, who is his friend, wants to leave the photographs with someone who will appreciate them.
Harrison told council Frisk enlisted in the RCAF in 1942 and trained in southern Alberta, including Fort Macleod.
“The original photos probably were taken from an Anson aircraft of the British Commonwealth Air Training Program,” Harrison told council.
Special Flying Training School No. 7 in Fort Macleod was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Program during World War Two.
The photographs of Fort Macleod, along with some Frisk took while serving in Europe in 1944, will also be given to the Nanton Lancaster Society.
Council was pleased to learn of the gift.
Harrison asked council to write to let Frisk know the Town of Fort Macleod has the photos, and how they will be displayed.
“He will be gratified to know his now over 70-year-old photographs are being valued,” Harrison noted.

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