"His continuing efforts to maintain the highest standards of airmanship for himself and those under his command, and his total dedication to purpose in every aeronautical arena, despite adversity, have been of outstanding benefit to Canadian aviation."
Zebulon Lewis Leigh had a distinguished aviation career, both militarily and commercially. He used his skills to instruct students, fly numerous rescue missions, and on one occasion located a killer for the RCMP. During the Second World War, he was with Air Transport Command which linked all Canadian military establishments.
While with the ATC they flew military mail across the Atlantic completing 688 crossings. Aircraft under his command also evacuated large numbers of casualties from the war zone after D-Day. He flew with the first transport aircraft into Normandy.
Born: 19 June 1906, Macclesfield, England
Died: 22 Dec 1996
Awards: OBE, CM, ED