| United Kingdom|
1970, Granby, Canada
World War I
| First World War|
| 7 July 1888
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1888-07-07) |
Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Canadian Air Force
1915 – 1919 (RNAS)
Ronald Francis Redpath Wikipedia
Wing Commander Ronald Francis Redpath (7 July 1888 – 11 January 1970) was a Canadian fighter pilot who served in the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), later commanding the Canadian Air Force.
Ronald Francis Redpath was born at Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 7 July 1888, to a merchant home.
Redpath joined the Royal Naval Air Service as Probationary Flight Sub‑Lieutenant, 22 November 1915 in Ottawa. He was among the original Canadians (along with Raymond Collishaw) to be trained. He was posted on 1 May 1916 to No.3 (Naval) Wing, Manstone. From there he was eventually posted to France. He is credited with ensuring that an early bombing raid did not mistakenly land in Switzerland. Redpath was awarded the French Croix de Guerre along with (amongst others) Raymond Collishaw. Redpath died on 11 January 1970 at the age of 81.