Who is he?
- He was born in Ottawa on 23 October 1944. He served first as a Trooper in the Reserves in the IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, was accepted in 1961 at Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean, Québec, and graduated from the Royal Military College with a degree in English. He was commissioned in The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps and joined his regiment, The Fort Garry Horse, as a troop leader that year in Calgary, Alberta.
Who is he?
- He was born in Ottawa on 23 October 1944. He served first as a Trooper in the Reserves in the IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, was accepted in 1961 at Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean, Québec, and graduated from the Royal Military College in 1966 with a degree in English. He was commissioned in The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps and joined his regiment, The Fort Garry Horse, as a troop leader that year in Calgary, Alberta.
- From 1966 to 1973 he held many regimental appointments including a United Nations tour in Cyprus and with 12e RBC in Valcartier, Quebec.
- From 1973 to 1975 he attended L’École Supérieure de Guerre in Paris before being posted to West Germany as a squadron commander with The Royal Canadian Dragoons from 1975 to 1977.
- He was posted to Mobile Command Headquarters in St-Hubert, Quebec, where he served as Staff Officer Armoured Doctrine and on promotion to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1978, as Senior Staff Officer Armour until he returned to West Germany to command the Royal Canadian Dragoons from 1980 to 1982.
- He then served on the directing staff of the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College in Kingston, Ontario, before being promoted to the rank of colonel and appointed as Chief of Staff, Central Militia Area in Toronto. In 1987 he was selected to attend National Defence College. On completion in 1988, he was appointed Chief of Staff for Canadian Forces Europe. On promotion to the rank of Brigadier-General in April 1991, he assumed command of 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and 1st Canadian Division Forward.
- In 1992, he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Operations for Central Army Group, in Heidelberg, Germany. One year later, he was appointed Chief of Staff Land Force Command in St. Hubert, Quebec. In July 1994, he was promoted to the rank of major-general and appointed Commander of Land Force Western Area, Edmonton, Alberta.
- He retired in September 1996 after 35 years of service. He served as President of the Canadian Battlefields Foundation, Chair of The National Security Group, Executive Editor of Frontline Security Magazine and member of the Board of the Ottawa Division, Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. He is former National Secretary of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Past National Vice President of the Conference of Defence Associations, and Past National Chair of the Federation of Military and United Services Institutes of Canada.
- He was the Royal Canadian Dragoons’ Colonel of the Regiment from 16 November 2002 to 8 April 2006. He was appointed as the 13th Colonel-Commandant of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps on 26 January 2008. He is married to the former Marlene Sabourin of Cornwall, Ontario, and they have a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Danielle.
a) 6811 MGen (Ret’d) Keith McDonald
b) 6854 MGen (Ret’d) Raymond Desloges
c) 6873 MGen (Ret’d) Clive Addy
d) 6878 BGen (Ret’d) Clem Lavoie
e) 6990 BGen (Ret’d) Terry Findley
6873 Major-General (Ret’d) Clive J. Addy, OMM, OStJ, CD, (CMR RMC 1966) Commanded 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group as a Brigadier, 3 April 1991-13 June 1992. He resides in Perth, Ontario. http://silverhawkauthor.com/4-canadian-mechanized-brigade-group-canadian-forces-europe_366.html