O. B. Philp

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Colonel Owen Bartley (O.B.) Philp, DFC, CD was a Canadian air force officer who was instrumental in the formation of the Golden Centennaires aerobatic team, commanded the Golden Centennaires, and was founder of the Snowbirds aerobatic team. Colonel Philp was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 2015.


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