George Haney Elms, c.1945

Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
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Black and white negative showing George Henry Elms in uniform. He is sitting on a couch.
George Henry Elms was born in Hamilton, ON on 25 January 1914 and moved to Whitby in 1921. He graduated from the School of Practical Science at U of T in 1939.

In 1937, he began training to become a pilot and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force when the Second World War started in 1939. He went overseas as a flying officer and became a Squadron Leader in 1941. Two years later, he became a Wing Commander in chage of a Mosquito group which did night bombing in Germany. In 1946, Elms was promoted to direct of the Royal Air Force staff College at Bracknell, England. Following the Second World War, he was posted to the Middle East and South-East Asia, finally settling in Spain.

Elms died at Mejas, Pueblo, Spain on 13 January 2007.
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Width: 5 in
Height: 3 in
Personal Name(s):
Ruddy, Marjorie Georgina, Elms, George H
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photograhps Collection
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.879831860126 Longitude: -78.9421826296997
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This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
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Copyright Holder:
Marjorie Ruddy
Recommended Citation:
George Henry Elms, c.1945, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_1157.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned for a black and white medium format negative.
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George Haney Elms, c.1945

Black and white negative showing George Henry Elms in uniform. He is sitting on a couch.