Clayton Currie Leigh J22279

March 5, 1920 - April 7, 2015

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RCAF 439 Squadron

I believe Dad started out as a clerk as he felt it was a way to get into the air force. He was quite young enlisting, and only wanted to be a pilot, so he took any job he could to ensure he was close to the decision makers.
Our father was shot down over France, captured by the Germans and escaped from his capturers. He was part of the 439 Squadron. Sadly, our father died 3 years ago, so it will be special to have his story told.


Rebecca Leigh

Excerpt from Royal Air Force Escaping Society (Canadian Branch):

LEIGH, Clayton Currie - March 5, 1920 - April 7, 2015 It is with sadness, but also in celebration of a long, healthy and well lived life, that we announce the peaceful passing on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 of Clayton Leigh of Hillsburgh. Beloved husband of Jane for 59 years. Loving father of Stephanie, Adam (Lori-Ann) and Rebecca (Chris). Cherished grandfather of Flora, Addison, Selah, Alexa and Sara. Great-grandfather of Quinn. Survived by his sister Glenna and predeceased by Audrey. Born in Orillia, Clayton proudly served as a Typhoon Pilot in WWII, returned to Canada and pursued a successful career in Real Estate. An avid traveller, active community member, sportsman and gentleman, Clayton will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends.

He was a member of the Royal Air Force Escape Society (Canadian Branch)

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