Reed, William Arthur (Bill)
Bill was born, raised and educated in Saskatchewan. While at university (B.A. ’66, LL.B. ’69) he enrolled and served in the RCN(R) and after graduation and upon “call” to the Bar he entered into and remained in private practice until his re-enrolment in the CF Regular Force as a legal officer in the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG).
Robertson, John (Robbie)
Robbie Robertson was born in Toronto and enlisted in the Toronto Scottish Regiment as a drummer in 1950 (he had no choice – his father was RSM!) and reached the rank of platoon sergeant before joining the Regular Force Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment of Canada) in 1953. From 1953 to 1958 he was an instructor of recruits at the Black Watch Regimental Depot in Aldershot, Nova Scotia and Sussex, New Brunswick. He served with the British Army (Scots Guards – lived in Tower of London for a bit!) in 1957. In 1962 he was sent with the 2nd Battalion Black Watch to Germany. In the course of his tour of duty in Germany he taught on many different courses and was assigned as a Winter Warfare instructor to the German Army. In Germany he had the honour of being one of the first persons to raise the new Canadian flag on 15 February 1965.
Ted was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1941. At the time his father was a sergeant in the RCAF working for the BCATP in crash recovery of airplanes. Ted’s early life was spent mostly in Vancouver and Victoria while his father was posted to many of the western flying stations. As a typical air force dependent, Ted attended schools in Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Metz, France before finishing high school in Ottawa.
Rowland, Douglas (Doug)
Doug Rowland spent his early life in Regina and in Winnipeg. Educated in Winnipeg public schools, he obtained his B.A. from St. John's College (University of Manitoba) and went on to complete a Master of Arts in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Manitoba in 1963. Several years later he undertook doctoral studies in Political Science at McGill University specializing in Canadian government.
Ian was born in London, Ontario in 1943. He attended primary and secondary school in Port Credit Ontario where he was a member of 1612 Port Credit Secondary School Cadet Corps (Lorne Scots). He returned to London and earned his Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario.
Smith, George D. (Tim)
Tim was born and raised in Montreal. He received a BA (History & Political Science) from Concordia University. His military career started as a Militia Private, in the Black Watch RHR of C. He was commissioned and initially served with the 37th Fd Regt, RCA (M) and 17th DYRC Hussars. His later career was as an Armoured Corps officer (LdSH and RCD) with 14 years command and staff service in North America, Europe, Middle East (UNEF), Cyprus (UNFICYP), and Viet Nam. He is a graduate of the US Army Armored Officers Career Course, Ft Knox, and the Canadian Army Staff College, Kingston. He is Airborne qualified. He retired voluntarily in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel to undertake civilian employment (eight years) in the US maritime shipping and ocean salvage industry in Fort Lauderdale, USA, and the Caribbean region.
Spence, Hugh J.M.
Born in Toronto in 1942, Hugh grew up under the influence of several military forebears: father a Squadron Leader in the wartime RCAF; uncle a D-Day veteran and Military Cross recipient (Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa); one grandfather a WW 1 army engineer and the other an army signals officer, invalided home after a German poison gas attack.
Warrant Officer Ed Storey was born in Pembroke, Ontario in 1960. His Father was serving in the Royal Canadian Engineers, so he lived and attended school in CFB Chilliwack; CFB Petawawa; Ottawa, and CFB Lahr, Germany. While studying to be an Architectural Technologist in College in 1978, Ed joined the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish and when his studies took him to Ottawa he transferred to the Governor General’s Foot Guards.
I was born and raised in Québec city. I joined the army and the air cadets at age 15 and the following year I joined the Régiment Les Voltigeurs de Québec; an army infantry reserve unit where I progressed through the ranks while completing my college and university education.