Golden Oldies

Feature photo, Gerry Locklin- Aerial photo – RMC 21/10/2002

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We have been asked to identify this distinguished gentleman.

Can anyone help us out? Please leave a comment.

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Kootenay-underway

I will remember my mates from HMCS Kootenay – 6533 Gordon Forbes, (RMC 1965)

Previous e-Veritas article

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RRMC 1964

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RMC 2000

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RMC 1979

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RMC 1977

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RMC 2010 – Helping Athletes Succeed : Danny McLeod presenting cheque to Tony O’Keeffee; Gino Bruni looks on.

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CMR 1995

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RMC 1997

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RRMC 1989

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RMC 1978

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RMC 2009

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RMC 1951

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RMC 1981

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RMC 1976

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CMR 1979

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RMC 1992

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RMC 1961

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RMC 1981

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RMC 1995

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RMC 1958

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7 Comments

  • Greg Mockler

    October 29, 2018 at 9:21 am

    The unidentified soldier is Lieutenant-General Geoffrey Walsh from Brantford. If you Google search the image, additional information can be found.

  • Bill Lye

    October 29, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Lt Gen Geoffrey Walsh was a proud Sapper, (RCE), served as CRE 2 Cdn Corps commanded by Lt Gen Guy Simmonds in North West Europe; and was the last Chief of the General Staff of the pre-integration Canadian Army, and the first Vice Chief of the Defence Staff of the post integration Canadian Armed Forces

  • Nigel Van loan

    October 29, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Definitely Gen. Walsh: either then or yet-to-be Chief of the General Staff of the Army. At the end of his CGS stint the 2 Special Service Force (formerly 2 CMBG) gave him a Brigade-strength parade send-off in Petawawa in 1966 (or 67 – hard to remember such detail).

  • John de Chastelain

    October 29, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Lt Gen Walsh, CBE, DSO, CD, (US Legion of Merit, Commander of the Orange Order of Nassau) graduated from RMC a few years before the beginning of WWII. He was Chief of the General Staff from 1961 to 1964 and then became VCDS on Integration in 1964 until 1965 when he retired. Prior to CGS he was the Commander of Western Command as a Maj Gen. I was his AdeC from 1962 until 1964 having replaced in that appointment another ex-cadet, recently deceased Maj Gen Herb Pitts, MC, CD. General Walsh’s son Geoffrey, also deceased, was in my RMC Class, the Class of 60.