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Meet our Volunteers

Come and meet the distinguished group of Volunteers that performs a wide range of duties on behalf of the FCWM in support of Canadian War Museum activities. They come with diverse backgrounds including veterans, educators, parliamentarians, and business people.

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Allen, Don

Allen DonDon’s military experience began in the Militia in Oshawa in 1967, with a two year stint in the Ontario (Tank) Regiment as a Trooper.  He graduated from the Royal Military College in 1974 with a BA in military history.   In his second year he completed the basic parachute course in Edmonton.  He was never entirely sure why he did that as he is terrified of heights!

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Anderson, John

Anderson JohnJohn Anderson joined the Defence Research Board in 1966, thereby beginning a forty-year career in defence research and development. “I remember having a very clear choice after I completed my Master's degree,” John relates. “Do I go into defence research, or do I go into ‘academic’ research? I have never regretted my choice, because the defence-related work has always had a mission.”

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Anglin, Bob

Anglin Bob

Bob was born in Cochrane, ON in 1941 and grew up in a small village north of there where his father worked at a hydro-electric power station on the Abitibi River. While a student at university, Bob joined the C.O.T.C. Having come out of the northern Ontario bush and thinking soldiers were just moose hunters with good boots, Bob chose the infantry. In his last year of university, Bob transferred to the R.O.T.P.

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Bedford, Joe

Bedford Joe

A native of Essex, Ontario, Joe graduated from the University of Windsor with a B.Sc (Hon) in Mathematics and Computer Science. He went on to the University of Waterloo where he attained a Master of Mathematics in Applied Analysis and Computer Science.

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Bedford, Mike

Bedford Mike

Mike was born in Oakland California in 1946 and immigrated to Canada with his parents to Montreal in 1960. After graduating (M.B.A) from McGill University, Mike joined Bell Canada.

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Braham, Michael (Mike)

Braham Michael Mike

Mike was born in England in 1942 and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1952. He graduated from the Royal Military College in 1965 and spent his early naval career in destroyers and submarines. Later, as a Logistics staff officer he served on exchange with the United States Navy in Oakland, California and at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Other postings included responsibility for the procurement of all ammunition for the Canadian Forces, and as Director for National Logistics Operational Planning.  He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1987 in the rank of Captain (Navy).

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Brown, Angus

Brown Angus

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Angus Brown was raised and educated in Paris, Ontario. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 37 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel in 1998.

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Burnie, Tom

Burnie TomComing from an army heritage, Tom began his military journey in Army Cadets, through the militia and joined the regular army in 1959 as a Trooper in the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in Calgary. With the 1961 Berlin Wall event, he found himself suddenly in Germany for the first of three tours as a Cold War Warrior. First as a soldier with the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) in Iserlohn (1961-62); the Strathcona’s, in Iserlohn (1965-68); and as an officer with the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Lahr (1974-77).

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