Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameAir Marshal George Mitchell (Thomas) Croil CBE, AFC, CdeG °, G Uncle
Birth5 Jun 1893, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Death8 Apr 1959, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Note 1Air Marshal. C.B.E., A.F.C., Croix de Guerre. 5th Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders but transferred to RFC, RAF, RCAF. WWl: Served on The Somme. First Chief of Staff to command the Royal Canadian Air Force. WWll: Head of Allied air training in Canada.
Note 2George Mitchell’s service number in the Royal Canadian Air Force was 65! Accompnaied the Duke of York on a tour of Canadian air bases in 1941 - shortly before the Duke was killed in an air crash.
Note 3Gave his name to Croil International Airport in recognition of his role in WWl, as a founder of the RCAF and for setting up and running the training schools for Allied aircrew in Canada in WWll. Cited by T. E. Lawrence in ‘The Seven Pillars of Wisdom’.
Flags***, Croil, Dickson, Mitchell, Shives/Chivas
FatherThomas (Thomas) Croil (1865-1942)
Marriage5 Jun 1923, High River, Alberta, Canada
Married MemoOther info says marriage in 1922.
SpouseAilsa Swabey Arnold °
Birth16 Oct 1924
ChildrenPhilip (David)
 Hugh (David) (?-)
 Jane (David)
 Margaret ‘Maggie’ (David) (?-)
Birth30 Sep 1925, Andover, Hants, England
Death19 Aug 2000, Vancouver, BC, Canada
MarriageVancouver, BC, Canada
ChildrenThomas Blundell (George) (1950-)
Birth1 Mar 1928
SpouseGeorge Milligan (?-)
ChildrenAnne (George)
 Edward (George)
 John Croil (George) (?-)
 Susan (George)
Birth4 Jul 1934
Birth25 Jul 1938
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