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Agar, Carlyle Clare

Date of birth:
November 28th, 1901 (Lion's Head/Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:
January 27th, 1968 (Victoria/British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


Service number C.24744.

Agar joined the RCAF in 1940.
After the war, he attempted to set up an air service in Penticton and Kelowna, British Columbia, and in 1947 flew the first commercial helicopter into Canada, spraying orchards with insecticide. He perfected helicopter flying in mountainous terrain and carried out aerial surveys.
His company, Okanagan Air Service, became one of the largest commercial helicopter operations in the world. He was awarded the McKee Trophy in 1950.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1944
"For the past four years this officer has made an excellent record in elementary flying training. He has displayed at all times flying skill and devotion to duty which have set a very high example for other instructors to follow."

Air Force Cross