On the night of May 16, 1943 nineteen Lancaster bombers took off from the grass airstrip of RAF Scampton and flew into legend. The pilot of Lancaster "AJ-F" for Freddy was my father, then Flight Sgt. Kenneth William Brown. On that night, my dad flew into history on what became known as "The Dambuster Raid". He became one of the most celebrated Canadian war heros to date. On the evening of December 23, 2003 dad passed away. What I have experienced and learned about my father has formed much of my template for courage, honor and integrity. This portion of our web site is dedicated to the memory of Squadron Leader K.W. Brown in hopes that those who read it will be inspired always to pursue "doing the right thing" no matter what the cost.
For more information about Ken Brown, please view the links below:
- The Last Dambuster - article in Aeroplane magazine, May 2000
- Dambusters Dinner Speech - speech given by Ken Brown on July 17, 1993
- Who Was Ken Brown? - tribute given by Brock Brown at Ken's funeral
- The Last of the Dambusters - obituary from The Globe & Mail
- The Last Hurdle - a print commissioned by Ken Brown depicting his plane returning from the raid
- The Last Surviving Dambuster Pilot - A paper by Megan Licari October 2009