Welcome back to Aces High’s salute to World War 2 Commanders. Today we take a look at one of Canada’s favorite sons, Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds, a Canadian Army Officer who commanded the II Canadian Corps during World War 2.

After you read about Lieutenant General Simonds, we invite you to try our free two-week download of Aces High. We are sure that once you experience the thrill of our World War 2 flight simulator, you’ll want to continue playing for years to come.

And now, Lieutenant General Simonds.

Simonds became a GSO II with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division in 1939 and was posted in the UK. In 1940 he became the Commanding Officer of the 1st Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery, his first command position.

In 1941 he was promoted to Brigadier General Staff of I Canadian Corps.  By 1942 he was Commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade, and in 1943 he became Chief of Staff of the 1st Canadian Army, but due to disagreements with his commanding officer, he was transferred to the 8th Army in Tunisia.  Later that year he was again promoted to Major General, the fastest rise from major to major general in the history of the Canadian Army.  He led a Division through the Invasion of Sicily, and on September 3, 1943 his division landed on the mainland of Italy.

In 1944 he led the Allied forces to victory in the Battle of the Scheldt, and after the way he was appointed chief of the General Staff, the most senior member of the Canadian Army.

We hope you are enjoying this series of the great commanders of World War 2, and now let’s talk a bit about Aces High.  We at HiTech Creations are fanatics about World War 2.  We have studied, for years, about the aircraft, ships, training headquarters, and the men of that war.  We have done that so that our combat flight simulator would be the most life-like of all the flight sims on the market, and judging from the fact that we are the leaders in flight sims, we feel we have accomplished our goal.

But we never rest.  We continue to improve Aces High, and we invite you to try our World War 2 flight simulator and experience, at least partially, what World War 2 must have been like.

Strap on your helmets and fly the skies of Aces High.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Aces High takes the art and science of vintage WW1 and WW2 air combat and sets it in a high intensity online multiplayer environment.  Hundreds of players simultaneously battle it out against each other in massive aerial dogfights and bomber raids.  

High fidelity flight simulation is the heart of Aces High but it doesn't end there.  A war rages on the ground and at sea.  Engage enemy armor in tank combat.  Protect your fleet as a gunner or make a torpedo run in a PT boat.  Lead an assault in an amphibious vehicle.  With over 100 warbirds, vehicles, and boats available, you have access to a vast virtual arsenal.

Take part in special events such as historical scenarios where famous battles are recreated and reimagined or try your hand at air racing at tree top level against skilled competitors.

In the air, on land, and at sea, the battle rages 24 hours a day with participants from around the world.  Take our free two week trial and find out why Aces High is the online game for you.

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