A Second War Royal Canadian Air Force Group to Captain Brown
A Second War Royal Canadian Air Force Group to Captain Brown - Order of St. John, Serving Brother's Breast Badge; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; War Medal 1939-1945; Coronation Medal 1953; Canadian Forces' Decoration, GRVI (G/C B.R. BROWN). Mounted to a suspension with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, original ribbons, dark patinas on the silver medals, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by his Particulars of Service from the National Archives of Canada, Academy of Medicine in Toronto Fellows Biographical Notes and assorted research papers. (C:17) Footnote: Brock Rousseaux Brown was born on June 18, 1907, the son of Gordon A. Brown and Ethel O. Cumines. He attended the University of Toronto, where he graduated an MD in 1930 and designated L.M.C.C. (Licentiate Medical Council of Canada), followed two years later receiving the degree of BScMed in 1932. He was named a Richardson Fellow in Anatomy (1931-1932) and interned at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Following his interning, he took a position as a Research Assistant at the Banting Institute from 1932-1934, before beginning General Practice in Toronto in 1934. He married C. Elizabeth Cork in Toronto in 1938 and together, they would have three children: Richard Brock Brown (b. 1940), Richard Alexander Brown (b. 1944) and Elizabeth Ann Brown (b. 1948). After seven years, Dr. Brown left his General Practice and enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force, on October 19, 1941 in Toronto. His war service consisted of postings with No. 1 Service Flying Training School, No. 6 Initial Training School, No. 1 Air Observer School and No. 1 Composite Training School. After the war, he attended the School of Public Health at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1953 to 1954 and graduated M.I.H. (Master of International Health) in 1954. He was also named a F.A.C.P.M. (Av.Med.) (Fellow, American College of Physical Medicine (Aviation Medicine)) and is credited with having supplied illustrations to Grant's "Method of Anatomy". He was named a Serving Brother of St. John by the The Priory of Canada on May 20, 1953. Brown was named Group Captain in 1954, then Group Captain CD in 1957, until 1961. He held the position of Medical Officer from 1955 to 1961, working in all phases of Aviation Medicine. Brown was discharged on November 12, 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario, credited with having served in Canada, Overseas and the United States. After his discharge, he became Staff Officer, Treatment Services with the Department of Veterans Affairs until 1964, when he took a position with the National Defence Medical Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, as a Senior Treatment Officer, Ottawa District.