WILSON, Gordon A.A.




Author Tags: War

Gordon A.A. Wilson immigrated to Canada in 1965 for an aeronautical engineering course. In 1968 he joined the Canadian Forces as a test pilot for North American Air (now Aerospace) Defense Command (NORAD). NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat: Canada's Secret Electronic Air War (Dundurn, 2012) takes readers inside the top-secret world of the Air Weapons Controllers Underground Complex where military exercises took place. The book features an extensive review of the equipment used in the Amalgam Mute Exercise of May 10, 1973 along with Wilson's personal accounts, giving readers insight into how NORAD's systems were tested. Wilson lives near Vancouver.

BOOKS:

Norad and the Soviet Nuclear Threat: Canada's Secret Electronic Air War (Dundurn, 2012) $28.99 978-1459704107

[BCBW 2012]