January 22, 2020

At an early age Comrade Betty-Jean (B.J.) was already singular.  She dreamt of being an astronaut. In the 1950’s girls did not apply to astronaut school.  Years later, Comrade B.J. passed her VFR License, and is qualified to pilot a small Cessna aircraft.  


September 23, 2019

A strong desire to be of service to our country motivated Comrade Shari to the military and the bonus factors were opportunities to develop new skills, personal growth plus steady and stable employment.

When asked about her basic training, Comrade Shari stated she enjoy...

July 18, 2019

In 1957, Comrade Tom did not know he would be in service to our country until 1992.  His call to duty can be traced back to his family’s military history, to the Boer War.

Originally from Bracebridge, Comrade Tom moved to Toronto.  Along with some buddies he decided to...

May 22, 2019

Comrade John comes from a military background.  His father served in the Air Force during the Second World War.  As a youngster, John served his community as an Air Cadet and after five years, he was given the opportunity to assist at the summer camp and teach the Glid...

In 1967 graduated Registered Nurse, Comrade Sonia enlisted in the air force on the basis of a Short Service Commission (a temporary contractual military career).  Basic training at Camp Borden was followed by a one-year posting at the Stadacona Naval Base in Halifax....

April 29, 2018

Comrade Ron’s mother wanted him to pursue opportunities outside Orillia and suggested that he consider the Armed Forces.  When Comrade Ron enlisted, two opportunities were open: one at Camp Borden and one at Currie Barracks (Black Watch) in Calgary, Alberta.  He was as...

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