James (Jim) McGrath was born 7 May 1939. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in November 1959, where he served for 23 years before retiring in March 1982. Jim was posted to various bases across Canada and Europe including 2 Wing France and 3 Fighter Wing Germany. He also did tours in the Middle East and Alert. Upon his retirement in 1982 Jim moved to Lethbridge with his wife Marj and worked as a Driver Examiner in Lethbridge and surrounding areas from 1982 to 1997 where he fully retired and enjoyed his winters down south.