Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ronald George McBride

In memory of:

Captain Ronald George McBride

May 16, 1976

Udine, Italy

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


444 Tactical Helicopter Squadron


Special Service Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration

Additional Information


February 15, 1934
Toronto, Ontario


October 12, 1954
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Patrick William and Mary Elsie (nee Couimons) McBride of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Eleanor Ann (nee Nealan) McBride and father of Douglas, Steven and Kim McBride of Lahr, Germany.

Commemorated on Page 165 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 6, Row B, Plot V


Choloy is a village and commune in the Department of the Meurthe-et-Moselle, 28 kilometres west of Nancy and some 5 kilometres west of Toul, a town on the N4 road from Paris to Nancy. The village is south of the River Moselle on the minor road (D11B) from Toul to the neighbouring village of Foug. The CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY is 3 kilometres west of Toul on the north side of the D11B road. The Choloy War Cemetery is the last resting place of casualties from the First and Second World Wars and is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It is also the final resting place for many Royal Canadian Air Force members and their families who died while serving in Europe as part of 1 Air Division between 1953 and 1967 and other Service Members serving with NATO in Germany following Canada's departure from France.

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  • Memorial– VKD01-0038-12a 23/02/01 Venzone, Italy A statue of Icarus, which was erected in Venzone as a tribute to Captain Ronald "Buck" McBride who died during Op Dolomite (earthquake assistance in northern Italy) on May 16, 1976. Captain McBride was a Kiowa pilot in 444 Tactical Helicopter Squadron in Lahr, Germany. Photo by: Corporal Yves Gemus, TFBH Photographer.
  • Memorial– Garden green area dedicated to Captain Ronald Mc Bride located in Udine Italy
  • Grave marker– Photo by Malcolm Cromarty.
  • Photo of  Ronald George McBride

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