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Chasanoff the Great

Jay Chassanoff was the first Lion Squadron adjutant - a terrific guy who had a way of getting things done, and the stories told about him are legion. There was a time in London late on Saturday night when he passed himself off as a Russian pilot and conned the staff at the Savoy into booking him into the hotel when they were all filled up. His line was "I am Chassanoff , Russian pilot. Me, my friends, we just fly in from Russian we must have room". Not only did he get a room for himself and two of his friends but a suite yet. One of the guys with Chazz later remarked, " Gee that receptionist must have been dumb - we had our Canada badges up all the time and she didn't see them".

This story is from the Volume I, No. 1 issue of ROAR.