Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum logo

Click on CASPIR logo to go to the entire CASPIR system.

Use the panel to:

  • select Optional Sections
  • Remove Page Breaks, that is, return to the non-print formatted document.
  • Click on the ⇩ to go directly to that section.

Jardine, Alexander Myles AFC (Group Captain)

Prisoner of War Japan 1942-March-15

Birth Date: 1914-March-16 (age )

Home: Vancouver, British Columbia

Decorations: AFC, CD

Airforce CrossCanadian Forces Decoration
205 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Pertama di Malaya (Malayan)
Group Captain
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers

JARDINE, Alexander Myles Group Captain AFC, CD, (RCAF Ret'd) March 16, 1914 December 14, 2008 Independent to the very end, with Ursula and family close beside him, Alex lived a full and vibrant life.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Ann, sisters Marjorie and Theo, Alex is survived by his daughters Marjory and Louisa (Peder), grandchildren Jens and Claire, partner Ursula, sisters June, Ruth and Deirdre, many nieces, nephews and friends all who loved him dearly.

From a Bridge Messenger on the RMS Empress of Canada in 1930 to a short service commission in the RAF in 1935, Alex became a flying boat pilot and was posted to 205 Squadron Singapore. The Squadron was in Java in March 1942 when the Allies capitulated and Alex became a prisoner of war of the Japanese.

His characteristic courage, determination and leadership served him well through this ordeal.

After the war, Alex returned to Canada and joined the RCAF where he commanded stations including Rockcliffe, St. Hubert and Penhold. He attained the rank of Group Captain and served as Canada's Air and Military attache in Prague.

After he retired from the RCAF, Alex's life touched so many people through his involvement with organizations such as Project North, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, Glendale Gardens, the Mustard Seed, the Arion Male Voice Choir, the RCAF & Air Crew Associations. For many years, his love of sailing, hiking, kayaking, gardening, travelling, singing, reading and painting kept him active. Who else but Alex would hike to Garibaldi Lake at age 77 or go on a llama trek in his 80's?

His girls and his grandchildren meant the world to him and he to them. His love and care for his family and friends will be sorely missed we were so lucky to have you, Alex. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alex's memory may be made to the Mustard Seed Street Church and Food Bank, 625 Queens Ave., Victoria, BC V8T 1L9 or to a charity of your choice. Memorial service to be held Sunday, December 28th, 2 pm at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 4733 West Saanich Road, Victoria, B.C. 518211


205 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Pertama di Malaya

© Canadian Warplane Heritage 2024

To search on any page:
PC — Ctrl-F
Mac — ⌘-F
Mobile — or …