RCAF CWO Denis Gaudreault took the 60 Seconds challenge for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Video / September 18, 2020


(DG) Hello, I'm CWO Denis Gaudreault, RCAF Chief Warrant Officer and I'm here to take on the 60 Seconds Challenge.

"If you could change just one thing in the world, what would it be?"

I would have to say racism.

"Have you ever been to Great Britain and if so, have you ever seen any Battle of Britain Memorial?"

I had been to Grinton Lodge, UK, for a Memorial, but one of my bucket list items would be to go to Capel-le-Ferne or London for their memorial.

"What is your happy place?"

My happy place is in a boat on a lake with my wife fishing with no cellphone. Although, being in the back of a Sea King or an Aurora is a close second.

"On September 20th, how will you be remembering those RCAF members who sacrificed their lives?"

Both Lgen Meinzinger and I will be laying a wreath at the Beachwood National Military Cemetery along with a veteran.

"How did the Battle of Britain paved the way for today's RCAF?"

You know, history extremely... We learn from history. We have a very rich history. I think that, you know, the aviators back then, their courage, their resilience truly influenced our aviators today to do the same on their mission.

(woman): C'est tout.

(DG) Oh my Lord love a duck, that was quick!

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