Hedley Joseph 'Snooks' Everard DFC 1919-1999
Prior to the end of WW2, Flight Lieutenant Everard was shot down and taken prisoner. However, he managed to escape and was liberated by the Russians as they advanced their forces into Germany.
Everard was back in England in time to take part in the celebrations for the Allied victory in Europe. After the end of WW2, Everard joined Canadair Aircraft company and in 1949 was a test pilot with the company. He later became Director, Tactical Aircraft, with Canadair, dealing with military relations. He remained in the RCAF Auxiliary and from 1951 to 1955 and from 1961 to 1964, commanded No. 401 Squadron