With South Collegiate in the spotlight for its notorious students, others at the school sacrificed lives in the pursuit of peace

News in the past couple of days that a fourth student at South may be linked to terrorism means the school can’t get out from under the media glare.

But let’s look at one South student who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW II.

Tom Dibb, whose parents lived on High Street, enlisted in 1941.

He was the navigator in a Wellington bomber sent to bomb a harbour in Crete in 1944. Upon returning to North Africa his aircraft crashed near Tobruk.

He is buried at Benghazi in Libya in a Commonwealth cemetery. That cemetery was vandalized last year.

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2 thoughts on “With South Collegiate in the spotlight for its notorious students, others at the school sacrificed lives in the pursuit of peace

  1. He has a bio and photo in London’s WW2 Books of Remembrance -online since 2005 –
    and a submission to his identiy file on VAC’s Virttual War Memorial of Canada.
    The Image of his headstone to come,purchased inexpensively through the War
    Graves Photographic Project in the UK, done in conjunction with Commonwealth
    War Graves Commission, a welcome addition for family and community military history
    lookups. Not clear if his stone was damaged, only the smashed Northmore one got a clear photo published.
    Hope South has an honour roll of those who went off to war…and those who did not come back.

  2. Sorry, failed to re title.
    If you can, please do.

    ‘Tom Dibb of South SS – WW2 Fallen airman’

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