1 Airborne Battery
(Royal Canadian Artillery)
Sergeant Sandul and his L5 Pack Howitzer Detachment
1 AB Bty (RCA) in 1969
Names (Left to Right)
First Row
Ron Burke, Sandi MacDonald, Fishy Legros, Don Felix, Paul Lecky, Scott Burton, Dan Eastman, BSM D.J. Willet, Ben Russell, Gord McKinnon, Bill Prosper, Andy Armstrong, Ken Stewart, O.J. Simpson, Sonny Bragdon, Jimmy Stewart.
Second Row
Dave Aalto, Willy Fairbanks, Gord Carter, Jim Mitchell, Dallas Mason, Arnie Korfman, Captain Fenny, Capt Pender, BC Major McClatchey, Captain Gerry Hirter, Lieutenant Dave Krauter, Lieutenant Filonik, Jack Christenson, Trapper Walton, Bill Martens, Spike MacDiarmid, Harry Naylor.
Third Row
? Miller, Jack Whitmore, Bill Murray, Jim Sandul, Dave Felteau, Jim Banting, Ron Purcell, Bud Britton, Don MacLeaod, ? Plumridge, Pierre Deroy, Al Curwin, Fergie Ferguson, Bill Tremain, Myles Smith.
Fourth Row
Dave Squires, Jake Keltry, Louis Pepin, Sam Parsons, Bill Ingle, Paul Watkins, Gord Bower, Ken Madore, ? Gagne, Sac Leblanc, ? Penny, Jack Savage, Bob Carsons, Claude Senecal, Gord D'Andrea, Tony Ruel, Ed Ferguson.
1. Thanks to Bill Tremain for providing the picture and names!
2. If you have any corrections or know any of the complete names for the names with the question marks please e-mail me and I will add them in.
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(Photo provided by Mike Walker)
This picture was taken about two months after the 1974 Turkish Invasion of Northern Cyprus. The picture was taken on the roof of the terminal building of the Nicosia International Airport. In the photo you can see on the left the Secretary General of the United Nations at the time, Mr Kurt Waldheim. On the right is Captain GM (Mike) Walker and behind him and mostly obscured is the then Commanding Officer of 1 AB Bty (RCA), Major DB (Doug) Walton. The other civilian behind Mr. Waldheim is unidentified.
The picture was taken around October of 1974 when Mr Waldheim was being given a tour of the area where a battle took place in front of the 1 Airborne Battery positions. The actual battle took place from 14 to 16 August of 1974 between a battle group of the Turkish Army and the Greek Cypriot fighters.
Those who saw the battle will never forget it.
(Photo credit - Sgt John Northwood (1977), Senior Operations Clerk, Canadian Airborne Regiment)
This photo is from the days when 1 AB Bty (RCA) was stationed in Edmonton. The photo was taken in January of 1977 during a combined 1 Brigade and Canadian Airborne Regiment exercise. The photo was taken at the Regimental Command Post near the Cattlo Bridge in Wainwright Alberta. On the left is the then Commanding Officer , Major EB (Ernie) Beno, and on the right is the Operations Officer of the Canadian Airborne Regiment, Captain GM (Mike) Walker.
Major Beno and Captain Walker were in the process of reviewing the map traces which Major Beno had produced for the Air Defence and Anti-Armour plans required to defend the Regiment's defensive perimeter prior to the link up with 1 Brigade.
Mock Tower Training
Jumping in 1968
Promotions 1975
Cyprus 1974
Planning on Exercise