|Toronto Star, 2 Nov 1943, p.2.|
Your love so fond — your spirit true and gay,
Soared high to reach the stars beyond the night;
But groping still — along our dusty way —
We search the skies, above a broken flight.”
Northmore's surviving family reported their shock upon learning of the vandalism and the Star has published a few of his letters from the war. While the tragedy of the desecration of this pilot's last resting place is not to be played down, at least the event can be used to commemorate his war service. The outrage across the nation shows that Canadians care deeply about the memory of their fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen. By reflecting on his war service and experiences, citizens show that they will not forget Flight Officer Northmore and his fellow pilots.
|Hurricane IICs of No. 94 Squadron, operating out of El Gamil Egypt 1942-43 © IWM (CM 3653)|