OCdts. On Parade

5573 Layne Larsen (RR RMC 1962): Director of Cadets RMC, Kingston – 1981 – 83

  • entered Miliary College out of Moose Jaw Central Collegiate Institute, Moose Jaw, SK;
  • earned Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1962); & Master of Electrical Engineering (1967);
  • Jun 62-Oct 62: completed Phase IV of classification trg ANAV/RO, received Honour Graduate plaque
  • Oct 62-May 63: #2(M) OUT, RCAF Stn Summerside, PEI
  • June 63-Oct 64: 405(MP) Squadron, RCAF Stn Greenwood, NS
  • Oct 64-Mar 66: Maritime Radar Trainer instructor, RCAF Stn Greenwood NS
  • Apr 66-Sep67: Aeronautical Experimental and Test Establishment, RCAF Stn Uplands, on detached duty to RMC as first full time graduate student in engineering.
  • Sep 67-Mar 71: Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence, NDHQ (promoted Major Mar 71)
  • Apr 71- Oct 71: CF Air Navigation School, CFB Winnipeg, earn 2nd aircrew wing as ANAV/LR
  • Oct 71- Feb 75: 404(MP) Squadron, CFB Greenwood, NS
  • Mar 75-Jun76: Staff Officer, Organization and Establishment, MARCOM HQ, Halifax, NS
  • Jul 76-Jun 77: Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Course #1 of new Joint Services Programme
  • Jul 77-May 81: Director, Defence Services Programme Information System, NDHQ< Ottawa
  • Jun 81-Jul 83: Director of Cadets and V/Comdt, RMC, Kingston
  • Aug 83-Jun 88: Director, Technical Intelligence, NDHQ Ottawa
  • Jul 88-Aug 91: Section Chief, Command and Control Requirements Analysis (Peace) and HQ Information System Manager (War) at SHAPE, Casteau, Belgium
  • Sep 91-May 94: Director, Military Manpower Distribution, NDHQ, Ottawa
  • He attained the rank of colonel prior to retiring from the Canadian Forces.
  • Career following military service includes: Artist, free-lance journalist and small business owner (speciality archival picture framing);
  • Life member of the RMC Club of Canada.

Layne is currently filled with volunteer work in addition to running his framing shop and spending as many afternoons a week as possible on his art. In addition he is, or has been:

  • Current President of the Visual Artists of Gananoque Area;
  • Immediate Past Pres and current Journal Editor (for past 7 years) for the Canadian Aviation Artists’ Association;
  • Past Pres and current Treasurer of the Thousand Islands Fine Arts Association;
  • Previous Board member and Corporate Secretary of the Kingston Artists Association;
  • Current Chairman of the Board of the Historic Thousand Islands Village Foundation;
  • Chairman of the Board of the Arthur Child Heritage Museum;
  • Member of the Curatorial Committee of the Marian Von Silfout Gallery at St. Lawrence College, Brockville;
  • Current VP of the Kingston chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society.



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