MacDougall, J.R. (Digger)
Digger served in the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and the Canadian Army Reserve (RC Sigs) before graduation from the Royal Roads and Royal Military College of Canada with a BA (Hist/French). He served in the Fort Garry Horse and the RCAC School for 13 years in a variety of regimental positions including commanding both tank and reconnaissance squadrons; serving as an instructor in tactics and commanding Driving and Maintenance squadron.
General Manson served as Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff from 1986 to 1989, culminating a distinguished 38-year career with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces. A fighter pilot, he commanded at every level of the Air Force prior to his appointment as CDS, and served extensively with Canada’s NATO Forces in Europe.
After graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Gordon joined the Canadian Armed Forces and completed 33 years of service at places from Victoria to Halifax in Canada, and Europe and the Middle East overseas. His work included military administration and logistics, with a final position as the Director of Canadian Forces Postal Service at National Defence Headquarters Ottawa.
McNorgan, Michael R., CD, MA
A native of London, Ontario, Michael R. McNorgan served for 39 years in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, in both regular and reserve regiments, retiring as a major. His last posting with the military was at National Defence Headquarters with the Directorate of History and Heritage where his duties included organizing overseas military ceremonies such as the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, the opening of the Juno Beach Centre, and the burial of Canadian war dead whose bodies had only been recently recovered.
Marilyn Minnes was born and brought up in Montreal, Quebec. During the war years Marilyn’s family looked after a young English boy sent to Canada for safety. He was five years old when he arrived and eleven when he returned to England.
Jean is a retired Major from the infantry, Royal 22e Regiment. He is also a former official historian with the Directorate of History (DHH) at National Defence both in uniform and as a public servant. He retired in 2013 after 42 years with DND.
Muckle, Robert James (Jim)
A former Air Cadet, Jim served for 20 years in the Canadian Forces and the Canadian Air Force. As a Logistician, he supported Canadian troops in the far north, across Canada and overseas from his appointments in Chilliwack, Trenton, Mont Apica, West Germany, and Ottawa. He completed his military service in the rank of Major. His subsequent ten years as a civilian with National Defence included positions in capital procurement and management renewal.
Piotr began volunteering for the Friends of the Canadian War Museum in 2003. At that time his main responsibilities included updating web-pages, creating the upcoming events schedules, converting hard copy documents such as fact sheets to electronic form for publishing on the website. Piotr was involved in a couple of the FCWM website redesign projects.
Poznanski, Malgorzata (Anna)
Anna Poznanski was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. Her first post-secondary education was in midwife nursing, completed in 1991. Later she received a Master’s Degree in Finance and Banking in 2001.