Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Roy Kenneth Brown Royal Canadian Air Force
Roy Kenneth Brown Aircraftman 2nd Clas 18502 Royal Canadian Air Force June 1, 1928 Herring Cove, Halifax Co., NS February 15, 1946 Halifax, NS Herring Cove, NS 17 5 feet, 7 inches Medium Hazel Dark Brown Single Student Church of England Marion Brown (Mother) Herring Cove, NS December 19, 1946 18 Herring Cove (St. James) Cemetery, NS
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Roy Kenneth Brown was the son of Victor Frederick Brown and Marion Therea (Jennex) Brown of Herring Cove, NS. He was the brother of Thomas Frederick Brown and Joyce Marguerite Brown. At enlistment, his date of birth was recorded on his attestation paper as January 23, 1928; his actual birthdate was June 1. He attended school in Herring Cove and Queen Elizabeth High School in Halifax and was an Air Cadet with 520 Squadron Queen Elizabeth High School from 1943 to 1945. His hobby was model aircraft building and he enjoyed swimming and skating, and played softball and football. He began his training in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, and in Edmonton, Alberta. In December, 1946 he was assigned to RCAF Station Whitehorse, Yukon for training. On December 19, 1946, AC2 Brown was killed in an automobile accident when a military transport collided with a civilian truck carrying lumber. The accident occurred near the airbase on the Alaska highway. His body was returned to Nova Scotia for burial.