Charles Richard DickieLeading AircraftmanR/65473Royal Canadian Air ForceApril 14, 1922Canning, Kings Co., NSSeptember 24, 1940Halifax, NSCanning, NS185 feet, 10½ inchesMediumBlue GreyRedSinglePost Office ClerkUnited ChurchDavid Dickie (Father) Canning, NSDecember 21, 194018Hillaton Cemetery, Nova ScotiaLot 8
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Charles Richard Dickie was the son of David Mee Dickie (1890-1956) and Nina Alberta (Starratt) Dickie (1892-1925) and brother of Eileen Starratt (Dickie) Rogers (1918-1992). Charles completed his grade 12 at Canning in 1939. He was a Boy Scout for four years. He played hockey, baseball, softball and participated in field sports. His hobby was stamp collecting. He completed initial training in Regina, Saskaschen, and in Brandon, Manitoba and was posted to Walton, Ontario at No 1 Elementary Flying Training School on November 15, 1940. On December 21, 1940, LAC Dickie and Sergeant Robson Thomas Jewitt of Hamilton, Ontario, aged 22, were killed when two planes collided 200 yards east of the Walton airfield. LAC Dickie died while being rushed to hospital. Sergeant Jewitt died in hospital. The occupants of the second aircraft survived. The two planes were coming in for a landing when they collided. LAC Charles Richard Dickie is buried in the Hillaton Cemetery, Nova Scotia.