Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Stanley Samuel Rothwell

In memory of
Staff Sergeant
Stanley Samuel Rothwell
August 6, 1958
Okanagan Falls, British Columbia

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Service Number:
10880
Age:
49

Additional Information:

Enlistment:
November 22, 1930

S/Sgt. Rothwell was born in Arden, Manitoba. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII. S/Sgt. Rothwell had extensive experience as a bush pilot and had been flying RCMP aircraft for 12 years. He was the senior pilot of the RCMP Air Division. He died in an airplane accident while in the performance of duty along the East Shore of Skaha Lake, British Columbia. This accident was the RCMP’s first fatal crash since they began flying their own planes in 1937. There is a plaque in the RCMP chapel at Depot in memory of the members who perished in this accident. S/Sgt. Rothwell had a wife Helen, and a son.

Commemorated on Page 97 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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  • Inscription on grave marker – Photo courtesy of www.rcmpgraves.com
  • Staff Sergeant Stanley Samuel Rothwell – © Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Staff Sergeant Stanley Samuel Rothwell – Special Constable Stewart (left) and Staff Sergeant Stanley Samuel Rothwell.  Wichita, Kansas, 1946.

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