Enlisted in the apprentices in the spring of 1954 and graduated in
the spring of 1956.
Posted to 2 RCHA in Winnipeg.
After training in weather ways in Griesbach was posted to the NWT&Y
RS in Ft. Simpson, Norman Wells and Aklavik.
Retired from 2 Sigs in Petawawa as a M/Cpl in 1979.
You will recall the FLQ bombing of CFHQ. Well that was the Tape Relay
Center. I was the Facility Control Officer there at the time and was
in the relay when the explosion took place. The TRC operator on duty
was killed. Her name was Jean D'Arc St. Germaine. It took 43 stitches
to close my back, I was lucky. I was actually between Jean and the
bomb, but it picked me up and threw me across the room. Jean was standing
against the wall. and so, had nowhere to go. She took the full brunt
ot the explosion in the face.