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Keith Hannen

keith  hannenKeith Hannen joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1941. He completed his initial and elementary training in Australia and was then posted to Service Flying Training School (SFTS) Claresholm, graduating in December, 1942. He graduated with the rank of Sergeant Pilot. He attended Flying Instructor School (FIS) in Vulcan and, after graduating, instructed at Yorkton and Fort Macleod.


Keith Hannen returned to Australia in 1944. He flew out of Australia and New Guinea, staying in the air force until 1948, when he returned to Canada to join his Canadian bride, Betty. Mr. Hannen was a Flight Lieutenant when he left the force.

Since then, Mr. Hannen has traveled all around the Canadian prairies working with Imperial Oil. He currently resides in Edmonton and is a frequent volunteer at the Alberta Aviation Museum. The Heritage Community Foundation is grateful to Mr. Hannen for his generous contribution to the Wings Over Alberta website.

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