March 28, 1945 (19th Parliament, 6th Session)

SC

Ernest George Hansell

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Mr. E. G. HANSELL (Macleod):

May I add one word to what has already been said? It grieves us very much when great men are taken from us, especially when, as some of us recognize, there is in the character of these men the quality of humility, and that quality is also outstanding. I could not help thinking of an experience that has come to me personally in the loss of my own son, on the occasion of which Air Marshal Breadner and some of the highest officials, even in their busy lives and with their tremendous responsibilities, took enough time out to send a personal word expressing their regrets, signed by their own hands. It is something that brings home to our minds, I think, the difference between our way of life and that perhaps of people who live under some other form of government. I am sure we all regret the passing of these great men and sympathize with the families of the loved ones in the sorrow that has come to them.

Topic:   ROYAL AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   LOSS OP AIRCRAFT EN ROUTE TO CANADA WITH AIR MINISTRY OFFICIALS
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