Fonds AR397 - Frederick Maurice McGregor fonds

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Frederick Maurice McGregor fonds

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  • 1928-1993 (Creation)
    McGregor, Frederick Maurice

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0.40 m of textual records;282 photographs

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Frederick Maurice McGregor was born on May 11, 1911 in Victoria, B.C. where was educated at St. Michaels School and then Rockland Academy. McGregor was an aviation pioneer who took flying lesson in 1928 with the Aero Club of B.C. at Lulu Island Vancouver and at Lansdowne Field in Saanich, (Victoria B.C). He was a pilot with B.C. Airways Ltd. (Victoria and Vancouver, B.C.) 1928-1933. Early activities included: stunt pilot, bush pilot and flight instructor. He was pilot for Wells Air Transport, 1933, and Canadian Airways Ltd. (Vancouver, B.C.), 1933-1937, and one of two first pilots to join Trans-Canada Airlines Ltd. (later Air Canada), 1937-1940. He was captain of the first Trans-Canada night mail flight March 1, 1937. He had many managerial positions in T.C.A. including: Operations Superintendent, Eastern Division, Toronto, 1946-1952; Operations Manager; Canadian Govt. Trans-Atlantic Air Service and T.C.A. overseas services, 1946-1952. He was Director of Development, Canadian Pacific Air Lines, 1953-1954. With Canadian government approval, McGregor was invited by the Pakistani government to organise the new Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) where he was General Manager, 1954-1955. He was president and co-owner of B.C. Air Lines 1956-1960.

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The fonds consists of two series: biographical and subject. The biographical series includes resumes, recommendations, certificates, pilot's licenses, schooling correspondence, interviews, memoirs, articles and portrait photographs.;The subject series includes correspondence, publications, reports, operational documents (TCA), pilots logs, and photographs relating to: B.C. Airways, ca. 1928-1933; B.C. Air Lines Ltd., 1956-1959; Canadian Airways Ltd.,1933-1938; Trans-Canada Air Lines Ltd. (Air Canada), 1937-1994; Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), 1954-1992, and B.C. Airlines Ltd., 1956-1960.

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BCAUL control number: UVICARCH-487

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