A 103-year-old military veteran paid a visit to a museum in Claresholm, Alta., this week to look through an exhibit featuring him and two other pilots.
“It’s a very strong feeling for me (to be featured),” Jim Ashworth told Global News on Thursday.
The exhibit, named Wings Over Claresholm, features three former Air Force pilots who trained in Claresholm before going overseas to fight in Europe during the Second World War.
Ashworth joined the Air Force just after Christmas in 1939. He received his wings at the Claresholm base in July 1941 and continued his pilot training in England before joining the Fighter Operational Training Unit (No. 55 OTU) in Scotland.