Biography tally

My Log ... Where I was and when ....

16 Oct 52 - 24 Oct 52

 The Naval Reserve Unit in Hamilton, Ontario
 where I signed up.

The first week of my great adventure.

25 Oct 52 - 8 Mar 53

 Five months of basic training that will live in infamy.
 Iroquois Division.

 9 Mar 53 - 8 May 53

A brief stop-over awaiting a draft.

9 May 53 - 31 May 53

My first ship.. first day was bad weather..
first experience with seasickness.
"this too shall pass".. and it did.  I found my sea legs.

1 Jun 53 - 21 Oct 53

30 Apr 54 - 24 Nov 55

Transferred to the west coast via the Pamama Canal.

The Sioux's third tour of duty to the Far East.
Departed 7 Nov 1954 ..
Returned to Esquimalt 24 Sept 1955.

22 Oct 53 - 29 Apr 54

25 Nov 55 - 11 Sep 56

18 Jan 57 - 15 Oct 57

Radar Plot 1 course.  Rated AB.

Radar Plot 2 course.  Picked up my hook.

Hospitalization - RCSCC Quadra- release

2 Sep 56 - 17 Jan 57

A damp and chilly 5 months on training
exercises on the BC coast,
including Kitimat and Kemano

3 Jun 57 - 28 Jul 57

during 3rd Naden draft)

Motor boat cox'n at the Sea Cadet camp or...
"How I Spent My Summer Vacation".


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