Linda Cannon

July 4, 2021 at 10:29 pm (Espionage, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, Spy Tales, Technology, Vampire novel) (, , , , , )

Linda Cannon: A provocative agent provocateur

Throughout much of 1958, Soviet Communist Party General-Secretary Nikita Khrushchev was worried about the Avro Arrow (Avro Canada CF 105-Arrow) a delta-winged interceptor aircraft designed and built by Avro Canada (A.V. Roe Canada).

The Avro Arrow held the promise of Mach 2 speeds (2,104 km an hour) at altitudes exceeding 50,000 feet and was intended to serve as the Royal Canadian Air Force’s primary interceptor into the 1960s and beyond.

This new Canadian plane could pose a major problem for Soviet military aircraft.

Khrushchev’s spy network in Canada had itself determined that the Federal cabinet of Canadian Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker was split on the issue of continuing the Avro Arrow program.

The mounting costs in continuing the program as well as technical delays and government budget reductions were leading some cabinet ministers to ask for cancelling the program.

A few cabinet ministers thought Canada should go ahead with building “the greatest plane of all time”.

In the autumn of 1958, Prime Minister Diefenbaker named one of Canada’s leading civil servants Ludwig Ludlow to conduct a secret study into the project and to determine what was to be done.

By Christmas of 1958, it had come to the attention of Khrushchev that Ludlow was going to recommend to Diefenbaker that despite the financial risks associated with the program, it would be in Canada’s best interests to go ahead with it.

Something must be done.

Fortunately for Khrushchev and the Soviets, they did have an ace up their sleeve.

For it turned out that Ludwig Ludlow was “as horny as Hell” (to put it mildly).

What later more politically correct generations would have labelled by the more therapeutic sounding term “sex addict”, the folks in late 1950s Canada would have called “one horny bastard”.

For Ludwig Ludlow made young Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy look like a male vestal virgin by comparison.

And for those purposes a very young beautiful and shapely British Communist named Linda Cannon was brought in to serve the Soviet motherland.

Linda Cannon as she appeared to Ludwig Ludlow at a hotel in Ottawa Canada on Christmas Eve in 1958.

Linda Cannon came through with flying colours.

And Ludwig Ludlow came through with what future generations would have labelled “multitudes of DNA samples”.

The cat was in the bag.

And the cameras were in the cat house.

Ludwig Ludlow’s wife was a member of a prestigious and wealthy Winnipeg family.

To be cut off from her and her family’s assets as a result of an extramarital affair with a Soviet agent would mean that what Ludlow would be sleeping with in the future was a blanket donated by the Salvation Army.

Ludlow caved in to Soviet demands and gave the recommendation to Diefenbaker that the Avro Arrow project be cancelled.

On February 20th 1959, the Canadian government of Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker officially cancelled the Avro CF-105 Arrow jet-fighter interceptor program.

The Avro Arrow was dead.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Sunday July 4th
2021.

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