The McKillop brothers both served in the Air Force during the Second World War.
Flight Lieutenant Duncan Traylen McKillop (1910 - 1987) was a navigator attached to the Royal Air Force at 101 Squadron in Lincolnshire. He was shot down over Holland and endured the miseries of Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp and the horrors of a forced march through Germany in January 1945.
Flying Officer Norman Colin McKillop (1922 - 1944) was posted to 408 (Goose) Squadron at Linton-on-Ouse in Yorkshire. Goose Squadron was the second Canadian bomber squadron formed overseas. They flew 4,610 sorties and dropped 11,340 tons of bombs. From their squadron, a total of 170 Aircraft were lost and 933 personnel were killed, listed as missing in action or prisoners of war.