Order of Canada
Leonard Joseph Birchall, C.M., O.B.E., D.F.C., O.Ont., C.D.
|Leonard Joseph Birchall, C.M., O.B.E., D.F.C., O.Ont., C.D.
|Member of the Order of Canada
||October 21, 1999
||February 9, 2000
|A Second World War hero, he is known as the "Saviour of Ceylon". Retiring from the Royal Canadian Air Force with the rank of Air Commodore, he went on to serve twenty-two years with the 400th Air Reserve Squadron. He also joined York University as Executive Officer in the Faculty of Administrative Studies. In his retirement, he continues to be active in many military and charitable organizations.
|Deceased on September 10, 2004.