Rank & Name: Cpl Ernest Harold Kassie B.E.M. (Canada)
Date of Death: 20/04/1994


Cpl Kassie was a Canadian radar mechanic who served with 59 Squadron during their time at RAF Ballykelly in Northern Ireland. He was a member of the station Radar Section between 1943 and 45.

According to his freind LAC Harry Schiff (also a Canadian radar mechanic), Kassie received his B.E.M. for an idea he developed, to improve the effectiveness of the radar system.

KASSIE, Corporal Ernest Harold (R154429) - British Empire Medal - No.59 Squadron - Award effective 14 June 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1219/45 dated 27 July 1945.  Born in Winnipeg, 15 May 1918.  Store clerk for eight years.  Enlisted in Montreal, 9 January 1942.  Overseas on 4 May 1943.  Died in Ottawa, 20 April 1994.


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