Stocky was asked by the Canadian governments, as a fighter ace, to go on a tour. He was to make speeches and sell war bonds. Fortunately the tour was in his home province of Saskatchewan. He had a wonderful reunion with his parents and his two younger brothers. When Stocky’s war tour was finished, the air force sent him to headquarters in Winnipeg. Next he was sent to the Service Flying Training School in Calgary to get some experience flying twin-engine planes – Ansons and Cranes – but he wondered when the air force would let him get back into the war.
Adapted from: Hehner, Barbara. Desert Hawk: The True Story of Stocky Edwards, World War II Flying Ace (Kindle Locations 59-61). HarperCollins Canada. Kindle Edition.