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Flying Officer Robin Anthony (“Tony”) Stubbs was born in 1914 in Kelowna, British Columbia, to parents Robin Holford and Mary Kathleen (nee Freer) Stubbs.

Stubbs enlisted for Active Service with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the spring of 1942. After basic training in Alberta, Stubbs was posted to Saskatchewan at the R.C.A.F. Initial Training School (ITS #7) in Saskatoon, followed by Elemental Flying Training School (EFTS #6) in Prince Albert, and Service Flying School (SFTS #4) in Saskatoon. Commissioned in June of 1943, he completed his Canadian training at General Reconnaissance School (GRS #1) in Summerside, P.E.I.

Stubbs shipped for England in October of 1943, where he flew with No. 204 and No. 243 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. Much of his service time was spent flying Sunderland anti-submarine missions over the North Atlantic. He survived the war and returned to civilian life in 1945.

Content notes:
Most letters in the collection were written by Stubbs to his family (mother, father, sister Mary, and brother Archie) in Okanagan Mission near Kelowna, B.C., between May 1942 and September of 1945. Letter transcriptions were provided by the collection donor.

External links:
Flying Officer Robin Anthony Stubbs’ service record (Serv/Reg# J26815) is not open to public access at this time.

Collection Contents

Letters (141)
Photos (12)
Telegrams (6)