Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


Chapter 15: August 1965 to July 1967 : R.C.A.F. Radar Station Moisie, Quebec

15.2 ASSUMPTION OF COMMAND AT R.C.A.F. RADAR BASE MOISIE

I was assuming command from S/L J. Beaudet who had been CO since July 1963 and who had retired from the military several months previous to my arrival. S/L Beaudet had left S/L Ralph MacWilliam in temporary command.

Ralph had been the 2nd pilot on the Wellington with me that was shot down over Hamburg Germany in April 1942. All these years later we were to re–unite together for the first time and he’d be working for me as my number 2 in Moisie.

My job was not only overall Base management but also to engage and positively portray the Canadian Armed Forces within the community.

The Sept Iles newspaper L’Avenir covered the 17–Aug–1965 change–in–command ceremony (L’Avenir page 12 19–Aug–1965 Ref: 15.7 ).

Sept Iles newspaper L'Avenir coverage of Hubert Brooks assuming command of RCAF Moisie 2 Sept Iles newspaper L'Avenir coverage of Hubert Brooks assuming command of RCAF Moisie
Sept Iles newspaper coverage of Hubert Brooks assuming command of RCAF Moisie 3  :
Sept Iles newspaper L'Avenir coverage of Hubert Brooks assuming command of RCAF Moisie 4 Sept Iles newspaper coverage of Hubert Brooks assuming command of RCAF Moisie 5 Sept Iles newspaper L'Avenir coverage of Hubert Brooks assuming command of RCAF Moisie 6
Marion MacWilliam, Birthe Brooks, Jean Ratté
Photo: Sept Iles newspaper L'Avenir photo of Birthe Brooks and Marion McWilliam
W/C Brooks emerges from Car at Start of Change of Command Ceremony; While Airmen Stand Ready for Inspection
PHOTO Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
Photo: W/C Brooks emerges from Car at Start of Change of Command Ceremony Photo: RCAF Moisie Airmen Stand Ready for Inspection
S/L Ralph MacWilliam Inspects Airmen prior to Command Transfer;
W/C Hubert Brooks enters Parade Ground to Take Salute from Acting CO S/L Ralph MacWilliam
PHOTO Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
Photo: Ralph MacWilliam Inspects Airmen prior to Command Transfer Photo: W/C Hubert Brooks enters Parade Ground to Take Salute from Acting CO Ralph MacWilliam
W/C H. Brooks 2nd left, S/L R. McWilliam 3rd from left – 3 radar domes can be seen in the background;
W/C Hubert Brooks takes salute as Station Airman led by S/L Ralph MacWilliam March Past
PHOTO Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
Photo: W/C H. Brooks 2<sup>nd</sup> left, S/L R. McWilliam 3<sup>rd</sup> from left – 3 radar domes can be seen in the background Photo: W/C Hubert Brooks takes salute as Station Airman led by S/L Ralph MacWilliam March Past
S/L R. McWilliam first signs transfer of command document for RCAF Moisie followed by W/C Hubert Brooks
PHOTO Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
Photo: S/L R. McWilliam signs transfer of command documet for RCAF moisie while W/C H. Brooks looks on Photo: W/C Hubert Brooks completes signature of transfer of command document for RCAF Moisie



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