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Dowds, Brian Herbert (Lieutenant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1969-03-13

Male Head

Birth Date: 1946-07-10 (age 22)

Son of Albert Kenneth and Emma Anne Dowds of Esquimalt, British Columbia.

Husband of Edna Alison(nee Ryan) Dowds. Father of Carolyn of Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Enlistment: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Enlistment Date: 1965-09-20

1 FTS- Flying Training School
Gimli, Manitoba, Canada
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
Brother of Sandra Leslie, Kenneth, Maureen, Sheila and Christopher. Nephew of Pilot Officer Herbert Joseph Dowds, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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Grave 94; Range B; Section 5

Crew on Silver Star 3PT 21621

Lockheed CT-133 Silver Star Shooting Star T-33 T-33A CT-33

Source: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (company model number CL-30) is the Canadian license-built version of the Lockheed T-33 jet trainer aircraft, in service from the 1950s to 2005.

The Canadair CT-133 was the result of a 1951 contract to build T-33 Shooting Star trainers for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The powerplant is a Rolls-Royce Nene 10 turbojet instead of the Allison J33 used by Lockheed in the production of the original T-33. A project designation of CL-30 was given by Canadair and the name was changed to Silver Star. The appearance of the CT-133 is very distinctive due to the large fuel tanks usually carried on each wingtip. A total of 656 CT-133 aircraft were built by Canadair.

The CT-133 entered service in the RCAF as its primary training aircraft for fighter/interceptors. The designation of the Silver Star in the Canadian Forces was CT-133.

The CT-133's service life in the RCAF (and later the Canadian Forces) was extremely long. One of the more unusual roles it played was as an aerobatic demonstration aircraft, the RCAF's Red Knight. Although the aircraft stopped being used as a trainer in 1976, there were still over 50 aircraft in Canadian Forces inventory in 1995. The youngest of these airframes was then 37 years old and had exceeded its expected life by a factor of 2.5. During this period, the Canadair T-33 was employed in communication, target towing, and enemy simulation. Wikipedia

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Canadair CT-133 Silver Star

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (689), RCAF 400 Squadron (3), Canadian Aircraft Losses (54), RCN On Strength (1)
last update: 2021-10-15 17:42:49

Silver Star 3PT 21621

Received Training Command RCAF Station Gimli. Stored Reserve RCAF Station Lincoln Park 17 July 1958. To 4 Advanced Flying School RCAF Station MacDonald 6 Feb 1959. To Flying Instructors School RCAF Station Portage la Prairie 13 May 1959. To 111 KU RCAF Station Winnipeg 13 Feb 1963. To 1 Flying Training School RCAF Station Gimli 28 Jan 1966. cat A crash 13 Mar 1969. Strike off, reduce to spares and scrap. 1 fatal.
1958-06-18 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
1969-04-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07

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