Our friend and mentor, Stocky Edwards has slipped the surly bonds of earth and filed his final flight plan.

In honour of his memory the family has requested that all donations in his name be made to the legacy trust fund.

Terence Chester

R.I.P James F. “Stocky” Edwards June 5, 1921 to May 14, 2022

DONATE BY CHEQUE: The Stocky Edwards fund is handled by the RCAF Association. Cheques can be made out to – RCAF Association Trust Fund.
In the comments section of the cheque put “Stocky Edwards Trust Fund”.

You can then mail it directly to: Royal Canadian Air Force Association – P.O. Box 2460, Station D, Ottawa, ON. K1P 5W6

Please ensure that your name and address appear clearly on the cheque or any attached correspondence so that our Accounts manager knows where to send your tax receipt.

Mission and Vision of the Legacy Trust Fund

To support, assist, promote and further the education of
young Canadians in careers related to aviation,
especially those enrolled in Air Cadet programs. 


The Stocky Edwards Legacy Trust is established under Government of Canada and Canada Revenue Agency guidelines and regulations governing charitable organizations. It is administered under a Cooperative Partnership Agreement with the Royal Canadian Air Force Association Trust Fund (Business Number: 887374999 RR0001 Registration Number 0451195-51-10). The RCAFA Trust Fund  provides oversight, auditing, accounting and administrative services for the Legacy Trust and provide reports and services to the Board of Directors of the Legacy Trust as required. Funds deposited with the RCAFA Trust Fund intended for the Legacy Trust will be held in interest-bearing accounts IAW with policies set by that organization.

R.I.P James F.  “Stocky”  Edwards

June 5, 1921 to May 14, 2022


Where appropriate, the Stocky Edwards Legacy Trust Board of Directors, (the “Board”) may periodically agree to an arrangement involving disbursements of Trust funds.  Final decisions as to the awarding of these monies remain the purview of the Board. The payments can include, but may not be limited to:

  1. Local. A one-time sum of $300 awarded to the Air Cadet at 386 (Comox) Air Cadet Squadron who achieves the highest overall academic score in ground school;
  2. Regional. A one-time award of $500 awarded to the Air Cadet who achieves the highest standing in the flying program during the summer program held at 19 Wing Comox;
  3. National. An award of up to $2500 to an Air Cadet or Student in Canada, to be used in the pursuit of a post-secondary school career in an aviation, or any other science, technology, engineering or math-related (STEM) discipline. This award can be recurring, at the discretion of the Board. There can be more than one of these legacy grants active at any one time. The Board is also receptive to other suggestions as to how funds may be disbursed. Specific instructions on how to apply for  grants can be obtained from the Secretary.

Decisions for the grants at 1 and 2 will be made by the Board, annually, following the completion of summer training.  An application for a major grant from the Legacy Fund (3) can be made through the Secretary of the RCAFA Trust Fund, who will coordinate with the Air Cadet League of Canada before forwarding it to the Board.  Amendments to this Trust arrangement will be made by a majority decision of the Board at their Annual meeting.

Board of Directors  2022/2023

Jon Ambler (Col, Ret'd)

Jim Benninger (Col, Ret'd)

Terry Chester (Col, Ret'd)

Ted Gibbon (Col, Ret'd)

Jim Edwards


Dean Black (LCol, Ret'd)


Royal Canadian Air Force Association

Our Patron

Chris A. Hadfield

Colonel, Astronaut (Ret’d)