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Newson joined the RCAF in 1939, following his graduation from the Royal Military College. He trained as a pilot and completed a specialist navigator's course. He initially flew in Anti-submarine and coastal patrols on Canada's east coast, before transferring to England in 1942. He rose up the ranks fast, becoming Station Commander of RAF Leeming, in North Yorkshire, in Spring 1944. Newson returned to flying in September and completed another operational tour.
Newson reached the rank of Brigadier General, before retiring from the military in 1972.