had taken out an amateur radio license in 1938 and this was the
reason why I enlisted in the RCCS. Fortunately by enlisting at the
station in Montreal, I was able to keep going at it and improve
my skills, I spent almost all the war effort with a bug and a typewriter.
I left the army after the war but did not get back into ham radio
until I went to work in the Dominican Republic in 1962. I was fortunate
in being able to get a license there because at the time the country
was controlled by a dictator. It was heaven because we were a "rare"
country and I banged away many hundreds of hours on the bug.
still remember my cw but haven't had my hand on a bug for I dont
know how many years.