Born into a farming family in Saskatchewan, completed the RCAF pilot training program in 1955. Served for 37 years in numerous locations in Canada and abroad. Military highlights include flying as pilot in command for Queen Elizabeth in 1976, as well as for the Queen Mother, a number of Governors General including Georges Vanier, and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The two tours in Europe included service in Lahr, Germany and in Czechoslovakia, in the early 80’s as a Military Attaché behind the Iron Curtain. Last tour was as the Base Commander of CFB Edmonton. Appointed an Officer of the Order of Military Merit in 1982, the presentation made by the Governor General in Ottawa. Retired in 1987.
Following retirement managed the Langley airport for a few years, developed three acreage properties, and cultivated a passion for writing and photography.
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