Wondering what that low-flying plane was doing in the skies Sunday?
It was a Hercules C130J, the big four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft the Canadian Forces used in Afghanistan. It performed four flyovers on Sunday afternoon during the unveiling of the LAV III monument next to the Lancaster Legion honouring Canadian Armed Forces who served during the Afghanistan conflict.
France October 4, 1916: “I am getting heartily sick of this whole business, it is awful the slaughter of men. I think the whole world is crazy. I often wonder why I am left so long.”
Those lines are from a letter John Albert Ferguson wrote home while fighting in the trenches in World War I.
Excerpts from this compelling correspondence are published in the November 8 edition of The News.