Ethiopia – Ray Gilsdorf

The AK47, known throughout Africa and around the world as the great equalizer. Perhaps that's why Ray Gilsdorf is smiling.

The AK47, known throughout Africa and around the world as the great equalizer. Perhaps that’s why Ray Gilsdorf is smiling.

The AK47, known throughout Africa and around the world as the great equalizer. Perhaps that’s why Ray Gilsdorf is smiling.

3 thoughts on “Ethiopia – Ray Gilsdorf

  1. Henri Droog

    I worked with Ray in Zambia (I have a photo of him and President Kaunda with the 500) and Sudan in the early ’80’s. Also have some good memories of sitting in a bar in Carleton Place with him and Larry Camphaug; very interesting conversations! Somewhere in the late ’90’s, when we were working for Custom was the last time I had seen him.

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  2. doug potts

    Knew Ray for 20+ years.I also have a pic of him and the 2 Viking 500 in Africa.Rest peacefully buddy!Ray trained at Niagara and did time at Northern Wings before joining Viking.I met him working at Midwest and then we did time at Custom.

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    1. Twolane Post author

      Last I saw of Ray was during a visit to Custom to trade stories with Jim. Ray and I bumped into each other in the doorway. Seems like it was ages ago, now.

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