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Meet The New Editor

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David L. Bashow retired from the Canadian Forces in August 2004 after 36 years of service as a fighter pilot, a senior staff officer and a military educator. Three long flying tours in Germany, northern Alberta and Arizona netted him nearly 2400 flying hours in the CF-104 and the F-104G Starfighter, and David is very proud of the fact that he never put so much as a scratch on any of them.

Following challenging and rewarding staff positions at National Defence Headquarters, the Canadian Forces College and NORAD Headquarters in Colorado Springs, he completed postgraduate studies at Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada in 1998. He then taught History at RMC until assuming his present position last August, and he remains an Adjunct Professor of History at the College.

David has been extensively published on a variety of defence, foreign policy and military aviation history topics. His latest book, a tribute to Canadians in wartime Bomber Command, will be released in the autumn of 2005. Among his awards are appointment as an Officer in the Order of Military Merit, the US Meritorious Service Medal and commendations from both the Canadian Forces and the United States Air Force for saving aircraft in extreme emergency conditions.

When not editing articles and constructing the Canadian Military Journal, David and Heather, his wife and soul mate for the last 35 years, enjoy a quiet farm life in the Kingston area, surrounded by their numerous and varied animal friends.

Major-General Paul R. Hussey
Commander Canadian Defence Academy

CF18 Hornet

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