Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Charles Richard Dickie Royal Canadian Air Force
Charles Richard Dickie Leading Aircraftman R/65473 Royal Canadian Air Force April 14, 1922 Canning, Kings Co., NS September 24, 1940 Halifax, NS Canning, NS 18 5 feet, 10½ inches Medium Blue Grey Red Single Post Office Clerk United Church David Dickie (Father) Canning, NS December 21, 1940 18 Hillaton Cemetery, Nova Scotia Lot 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.