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Miles Darren Selby

In memory of:

Captain Miles Darren Selby

December 10, 2004

Mossbank, Saskatchewan

Military Service


Age:

31

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

431 Air Demonstration Squadron

Citation(s):

Canadian Forces Decoration, Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous).

Additional Information


Born:

July 24, 1973
New Westminster, British Columbia

Enlistment:

June 27, 1991
Mossbank, Saskatchewan

Son of Roland and Kristin Selby. Husband of Julie Lynn (nee Anderson) Selby of Surrey British Columbia.Captain Selby was a member of the Snowbirds aerobatic team and flew as the Opposing Solo. He was killed when two jets crashed in mid-air during a routine practice near Mossbank, Saskatchewan.

Miles was Snowbird 8 at the time. In 2004, Miles was Snowbird 4, first line astern pilot. Previous to that, he flew F18s in Cold Lake, on 416 and 441 Tactical Fighter Squadrons. He flew operational missions in Kosovo while on 416.

Commemorated on Page 217 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

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  • Photo of Darren Miles Selby
  • In Memory of Fallen Snowbirds
  • Photo 2 of Darren Miles Selby– Hornet Pilot/Vancouver
  • Photo 3 of Darren Miles Selby– Capt. Miles Selby/Snowbird 4
  • Photo 4 of Darren Miles Selby– First Jet Solo/Miles Selby
  • Photo 5 of Darren Miles Selby– Photo taken on April 6th,2002.
  • Photo 6 of Darren Miles Selby– Miles Selby/RRMC Graduation
  • Photo 7 of Darren Miles Selby– Milhouse
  • Photo 8 of Darren Miles Selby– Miles & Julie
  • Photo of Darren Miles Selby– Snowbird 4 & 4W
  • Photo of Darren Miles Selby– Snowbird 4
  • Poem– This poem was submitted by Julie Selby, widow of Captain Miles Selby, a Snowbird pilot who died in a training accident on December 10, 2004, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Miles was incredibly dedicated to promoting remembrance and honouring Veterans for their sacrifice. 

Of the poem, Julie notes: "It is something Miles really liked, and always had up in his den. He really liked the poem because it spoke volumes about how Veterans who served our country should be honoured. These words were dear to Miles and show the respect he held for those from previous generations who served in the military."
  • Newspaper Clipping– Photos of alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada, who were killed in action, line the memorial stairwell. 20052 Captain Miles Selby (RMC 1991) died on Dec 12, 2004 when two jets crashed in mid-air during a routine practice near Mossbank, Saskatchewan.
  • To Overcome– 'To Overcome', a sculpture at the Royal Military College of Canada memorializes the College's annual obstacle course. 20052 Captain Miles Selby (RMC 1991) died on Dec 12, 2004 when two jets crashed in mid-air during a routine practice near Mossbank, Saskatchewan.
  • Memorial Doll– Memorial doll at the Royal Military College of Canada. 20052 Captain Miles Selby (RMC 1991) died on Dec 12, 2004 when two jets crashed in mid-air during a routine practice near Mossbank, Saskatchewan.

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