James “Stocky” Edwards was a triple ace in WWII, and one of the RCAF's top fighter pilots.
A Normandy veteran, Edwards was promoted to wing commander by the age of 26, commanding 127(F) Wing, RCAF in Europe. He has served our country with distinction both in wartime and in peace. One of Canada's greatest fighter pilots, Stocky Edwards displayed enormous bravery, skill and leadership during the Second World War, flying in over 370 combat missions.
Serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force for decades, he lent his vast expertise to generations of pilots. In retirement, he has written several books based on his wartime experiences and has become an accomplished artist whose paintings illustrate Canadian aviation history. He continues to be a strong advocate for Canada's Air Force.
Born: 5 June 1921, Battleford, SK
Awards: CM, DFC & Bar, DFM, CD