Wilfred Butler joined the RCAF as a student pilot. During his 25 years of service he went on to become a Radio Officer, Navigator, Intercept Flying Officer and a Electronic Warfare Officer flying the Harvard, P-2 Neptune (407 Squadron, Comox BC) Argus, (405 Squadron Greenwood NS) and CF100 Canuck (422 Squadron Bagotville QC / 414 Squadron Ottawa/North Bay, ON). He completed a United Nations peacekeeping mission during the Vietnam war in 1973 as a member of the International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS). Wilfred retired from 414 Sqn in North Bay, Ontario where he remained until his passing in Aug 2004. He was a proud member of 422 RCAF Wing in North Bay ON.