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Wall of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning; We will remember them. These famous words come from the famous poem, For the Fallen, by Robert Laurence Binyon.

We invite you to add veterans to our interactive Wall of Remembrance website. We hope that by sharing who they were, it will provide us with another opportunity to honour their contribution. We will remember them.

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Name:
James
Coburn
MacLaggan
Date of Birth: August 10 1923
Date of Death: October 30 2003
City:
Blackville
Province: NB
Served With: Canadian Forces
Served In: Air Force
Regiment:
406 Lynx Squadron
Unit:
406 Lynx Squadron
War/Conflict: Second World War

James (Jim) MacLaggan was an aircraft electrician who worked on the ground in various locations along the English Channel. The airplanes returned badly beat up from bombing missions over Europe and he was there to fix them. Some of his postings included Brighton, Bournemouth and Land's End.
Jim tried to enlist in the RCAF but he was turned down because he didn't weigh enough. He was only 118 lbs. He needed to weigh 120 lbs, so he ate lots of bananas and soon was able to enlist when he turned 19 years old.
He served in the RCAF with the 406 Lynx Squadron at home and overseas for a period of 4 years.