James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..

James Doohan "Scotty" on Star Trek joined Royal Canadian Artillery in served during World War II

Crazy awesome Canadian Snowbirds' selfie. :) Photo posted by Canadian Military News

:) Photo posted by Canadian Military News

2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Korea.

Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Korea.

An #RCAF CC-130J Hercules #FlyingInFormation alongside The Canadian Forces Snowbirds' CT-114 Tutors <--- Beautiful image!

An Hercules alongside The Canadian Forces Snowbirds' Tutors <--- Beautiful image!

An #RCAF CC-130J Hercules #FlyingInFormation alongside The Canadian Forces Snowbirds' CT-114 Tutors <--- Beautiful image!

An Hercules alongside The Canadian Forces Snowbirds' Tutors <--- Beautiful image!

BEAUTIFUL shot of VERA! Painted as 'R for Ropey' (take a look at the teeth on the nacelles). Photo by: Doug Fisher (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum)

BEAUTIFUL shot of VERA! Painted as 'R for Ropey' (take a look at the teeth on the nacelles). Photo by: Doug Fisher (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum)

Captain Andy Foulds demonstrates how to hold a flamethrower. (Bill Olson, LAC – PA142711)

Captain Andy Foulds demonstrates how to hold a flamethrower.

Beautiful pic of Vera, one of the last surviving Lancaster bombers!

Beautiful pic of Vera, one of the last surviving Lancaster bombers!

A rare WW2 air-to-air photo of an @RCAF_ARC Cessna Crane serving with No.4 SFTS at Saskatoon.

A rare air-to-air photo of an Cessna Crane serving with SFTS at Saskatoon.

103rd Battalion leaves Victoria on July 15, 1916 for the war in Europe. (It's Remembrance Day every day.)

June 1916 - Canadian troops departing Victoria, British Columbia, bound for the Western Front.

Lancaster Vera 7D 7805 | by Phil the Bird Brain

Lancaster Vera 7D 7805 | by Phil the Bird Brain

Happy Canada Day - Gorgeous pic of VERA (Lancaster) over Niagara Falls.

Happy Canada Day - Gorgeous pic of VERA (Lancaster) over Niagara Falls.

Canadian troops on Juno Beach. June, 1944.

Canadian troops on Juno Beach. June, 1944.

War History Online: "House of the Canadians, Juno Beach. Bernieres-sur-Mer. Photo credit: Heiko Probst.

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