Monday, August 27, 2012

Ray Munro, one of the most decorated Canadians in history.

     Ray Munro was born in Montreal in 1921, and joined the RCAF in 1940. He later became a bush pilot and a private pilot for Robert Mitchum, Errol Flynn and Marilyn Monroe. He was awarded the Order of Canada for helping to establish the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame. Captain Ray Munro was a distinguished parachute jumper and balloonist.
     In 1970, he became the first person to fly across the Irish Sea in a hot air balloon. The following pictures were taken near Dublin, Ireland in 1970:


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