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Raymond Zebulon Munro

Birthdate:   14/07/1921
Website: http://www..cahf.ca
Category: Other

One of the most decorated Canadians that few today know about. Marylin Monroe told him you ought to be in Hollywood. Ray said, "Miss, Monroe, you people play with what I love to do for a living."

"He has consistently displayed a dogged persistence in overcoming every aeronautical challenge facing him, and despite adversity has made outstanding contributions to Canadian aviation in several areas of flight."

Raymond Munro was educated in Canada and the United States and commenced flying at Toronto, Ontario in 1937 and joined the RCAF in 1940. During his career in aviation, Munro was posted as a Spitfire pilot for day intruder work in France and bomber escort duty, then served as a night fighter pilot on the North Sea patrol. Following this he became a flying newsman for 17 years. He was later selected as Expo ' 67 Polar Ambassador and flew a single-engine aircraft through the high Arctic to honour Canada's pioneer bush pilots. He is one of Canada's most distinguished parachutists and holds the highest international license. He made 528 descents by day and night as chief instructor and design tester for North American Parachute Company.


There is a possible mini-series for R.A.Z.L "Dazzle" Munro.

RAYMOND ZEBULON MUNRO: A KNIGHT-ERRANT (or MAN ALONE) is  based on his autobiography "The Sky's No Limit" by Raymond Z. Munro. He was a 20th Century knight-errant someone searching for chivalrous adventures, and one of the most decorated men in the world during his time (1921-1994). Munro was a spitfire pilot, record-breaking parachutist, a life saver, and a licensed, gun-toting reporter who brought down the Chief Of Police in Vancouver. The movie (or mini-series) covers the five years in the crazy, post-war Vancouver fifties; our Chicago North, with gambling, drugs, gangsters and corrupt police; and when newsmen wore fedoras and chomped cigars and women were babes. No one except a certain branch of the RCMP and a rogue newspaper would back him against the corrupt chief and organized crime, druglords.

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Posted by: Onward      Last updated: 19-04-2008      Hits: 12783