Volume 3 [1960-2016]
|Publisher:||Keshet Productions, 2016|
This volume covers the period 1960 through 2016.
This starts with the most exciting, productive and enjoyable year of my service — the commissioning of the 1960 Officer Cadets.
It progresses through my three years as a Staff College DS, a tour at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, to employment as Commanding Officer of Canada’s first and only nuclear Unit service in a Active Theatre.
It covers that wonderful period following my retirement from the Army, the creating and operation of the “Bowed Ram” Ranch and the creation and operation of an EMS Ambulance Service.
The General was pontificating on how, in his superior opinion, it was impossible for an officer to wear a beard and still project the proper image of a Military Officer.
I happened to be passing the doorway of the Lounge at the time.
I apparently caught his eye and he called out in a loud and demanding voice,
“Isn’t that right, Monte; one can’t wear a beard and still present a proper military appearance!”
“Well Sir,” I replied in an equally loud voice — for all to hear, “It was the bearing of King George V that was my first inducement to join the Army”. The King had a very distinguished beard!
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