- Gordon McGregor
Born in Montreal, Quebec, he graduated from McGill University in 1923 with a degree in Engineering. From 1923 until 1939 he worked for the Bell Telephone Company becoming Central District Manager. His flying career began at Kingston, Ontario in 1932 and the following year he gained his pilot's license at Ottawa.
In 1936 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Reserve and obtained his RCAF wing in 1938 and was promoted to Flying Officer. His promotions were Flight Lieutenant (1940), Flight Lieutenant (1940), Squadron Leader (1940), Wing Commander (1941) and Group Captain (1942). He was released on November 27, 1945.
He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, made an Officer of Order of the British Empire, made a Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau with Swords (Netherlands), awarded the Croix de Guerre with Silver Star (France), awarded the War Cross, 1939 (Czechoslovakia) and was Mentioned in Dispatches three times.
Post War career
In 1946, he joined Trans-Canada Air Lines and later was named president serving until 1968.
In 1968 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 1973 he was inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame. In 2004 he was inducted into Canada's Business Hall of Fame.
The Royal Canadian Air Force Association's Gordon R. McGregor Trophy is named in his honour.
- "Gordon R. McGregor, C.C.". Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. http://www.gg.ca/Search/honours_descript_e.asp?type=2&id=2170. Retrieved January 29, 2005.
- "McGregor, Gordon R.". St. Andrew's College. http://kilby.sac.on.ca/ActivitiesClubs/cadets/History/MilitaryOldBoys/WWII/McGregorGordon.html. Retrieved January 29, 2005.
- "Gordon Roy McGregor". Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame. http://collection.nlc-bnc.ca/100/200/301/ic/can_digital_collections/aviation/m040.htm. Retrieved January 29, 2005.
- "2004 Laureates". Canadian Business Hall of Fame. http://cbhf.jacan.org/about.cfm?itemid=4597&smocid=1900. Retrieved January 29, 2005.
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