Morrison, G. Clive

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Branch: Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Date of birth: circa 1920
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: July 19, 1941 - September 27, 1945
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

G. Clive Morrison was the son of Angus and Violet Morrison of Concession 9, Lot 20 of East Zorra Township.  He attended SS #10 Elmsdale Public School in West. Zorra.   

Clive Morrison started Youth Training School, Galt on February 28, 1941 and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at #1 Manning Pool, Toronto on July 19, 1941.  He received basic training in Toronto, Winnipeg and St. Thomas.  From March 1942 to January 1944 he was with the Eastern Coastal Command Squadron and was stationed at Gander Bay, Newfoundland, Goose Bay, Labrador and Yarmouth and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  In January 1944 he was posted overseas to Iceland, where he spent 15 months before returning to Canada.  During his time in Iceland his squadron was on Coastal Patrol work and had several successful attacks on submarines but also had considerable loss of life and aircraft.  Clive was a member of the 162nd Squadron in which Flight Lieutenant David Hornell of Mimicio was awarded the Victorian Cross posthumously, the first to earn it in the RCAF and the third Canadian.  The Squadron was also awarded several DFC's and DFM's.  Clive returned to Canada and was stationed at Mont Joli, Quebec until he received his discharge in Toronto on September 27, 1945.  

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