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Flying school named after First World War hero

Dauphin native Billy Barker known as 'deadliest air ace who ever lived'

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>From left, Ian McKenzie, Lt. Col. William Snyder, Commandant of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies (CFSAS) with Alec McKenzie and David McKenzie, the grandchildren of war hero William (Billy) Barker. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) school was renamed the “RCAF Wing Commander William G. Barker VC Aerospace College” in honour of the most decorated war hero in Canadian history.</p>

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From left, Ian McKenzie, Lt. Col. William Snyder, Commandant of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies (CFSAS) with Alec McKenzie and David McKenzie, the grandchildren of war hero William (Billy) Barker. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) school was renamed the “RCAF Wing Commander William G. Barker VC Aerospace College” in honour of the most decorated war hero in Canadian history.

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