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Canadian pilot, Royal Navy, enjoy solid bond

Spilot1ept. 11, 2014 – ABOARD CCGS SIR WILFRID LAURIER—The moment he touched a broken piece of iron from the lost Royal Navy sailing ship on a High Arctic island, Captain Andrew Stirling completed a family connection to regal history.


September 11, 2014
By The Toronto Star

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Sept. 11, 2014 – ABOARD CCGS SIR WILFRID LAURIER—The moment he touched a broken piece of iron from the lost Royal Navy sailing ship on a High Arctic island, Captain Andrew Stirling completed a family connection to regal history.

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Photo: The Toronto Star


The Coast Guard helicopter pilot was not only born in Britain, his grandfather was on the staff at Balmoral Castle, where he finished the royal furniture to a mirror sheen, and once scolded a future Queen Elizabeth.

And his father, a veteran of the same Royal Navy that Sir John Franklin and his 128 men were serving when they perished in the Arctic, became the coxswain on the royal launch when a future Prince Philip was courting Princess Elizabeth in Malta in the 1940s. | READ MORE

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