Good story, Robert. I have only recently learned that "Mongoose" Soden was born in Petitcodiac, New Brunswick, just down the road from me. His family moved to England when he was only nine, so he never became a gun-totin', camo-wearing, Alpine beer-swillin' New Brunswicker.
Thanks George, yes it had occurred to me that you would be interested. Canada's representation in the air service was much higher than I had first thought many years ago. I wonder what prompted his family to migrate in the opposite direction to what was common during those times.