Harry Furniss started writing these memoirs about flying in the late 1980s to help Nanaimo, B.C. veterans in their publicity campaign to re-name Cassidy Airport in honour of a most distinguished native son, Air Vice-Marshal Raymond Collishaw.
Ray was the second-highest scoring Allied fighter pilot in World War One, right behind Billy Bishop VC, who Furniss also knew, so he wrote about him too. And then he wrote about himself, for Furniss was a pilot with the RCAF in World War Two.
Following a lapse of over 40 years, Furniss took up flying again and was able to contrast the old and the new of this most exciting profession in The Flying Game, the first of several volumes of memoirs to be published through Trafford.
Furniss, now in his 80s, lives on Vancouver Island.
Visit Harry Furniss' other Trafford titles, Memoirs: Two -- Sea Fever and Family & Friends