PW2-13 Signals Training in Korea: Good results are only achieved through good training.
As 1 R 22e R's tour was coming to an end and the Regiment's Third Battalion was arriving, Lt. Withers stayed on and was posted to be the Signal Officer and Officer Commanding the Infantry Signaler Training Wing at the 1st Commonwealth Division Battle School, which was located on the site of the old Imperial Japanese Cavalry Training Range.
He was responsible for all the safety and administrative communications plus the training of candidates from Australian, British and Canadian battalions fighting in the war. This is a graduating class in April, 1953.
Submitted by: Général Ramsey Withers (Ret’d)
PW2-12 Telecommunications during the Korean War: Good communications are vital to the success of any military mission.
Lieutenant Withers arrived in Korea in late June 1952 and was immediately sent to 1 R 22e R to replace a Signal Officer casualty. This photo, which was taken by a member of the brigade public affairs staff, shows Lt. Withers inspecting the "H-Frame" where the lines to all the forward companies, support platoons, the battalion Command Post, A & B Echelons, flanking battalions and brigade headquarters were terminated before being connected to our battalion headquarters switchboard, on the Yong Don position, in December 1952. The H-Frame was the point at which we started "trouble shooting" outages.
Submitted by : General Ramsey Withers (Ret’d)
PW2-11 Gaza Cemetery: Over 100 Canadian military members were killed while serving on peacekeeping missions.
Canadian section of the British cemetery where Canadian service personnel who died in the service of peace in the Middle East between 1956 and 1967 are buried.
In over 50 UN peacekeeping missions in 50 years using the United Nation Emergency Force 1 model, Canada lost 104 service personnel on peace missions. Until the early 1970s, the deceased were not repatriated. They were buried in the country where they died.
Submitted by : Marcel Lavigne
PW2-9 CFS Carp 1986 Change of Command: CFS Carp was the military component of the Diefenbunker – a top secret facility built to house the federal government in the event of a nuclear war.