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Portrait of William A. “Billy” Bishop as a cadet at Royal Military College in Kingston, ca. 1914.
William Avery Bishop, from Owen Sound, started at the Royal Military College in 1911 at the age of seventeen. Bishop, who struggled with his studies, was in his third year at RMC when Canada entered the War. He left the College before completion, opting instead to enlist with the cavalry. He later joined the Royal Flying Corps, where he later rose to fame as a flying ace.
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Photographer: Margaret Henderson
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