RV16 Farewell to the RCASC Apprentice Association

This was a Bitter Sweet reunion Bitter because it meant saying good bye to men I will never see again…SWEET because the years may have flown by, but we all reverted to 16 at the meet and Greet. It was great to meet up with my Old Platoon Leaders Charlie Simmons and Ray Imhof, also my first Cpl storesman Paul Flug as well as former Pl Officer Bob Baxter and CO Major Duncan ( Ret.Col )

Many feloow apprentices showed up and a whole gaggle of Depot guys and Corps retreads. I was especially happy to see Ray WIllis all the way from Tauranga NZ and Jim Dawson from the boonies of Madoc Plus many many more to many to  write a nominal role.

One sad part of the reunion was the fact that my platoon mate and friend of 6o years Dave Maxwell was enroute from Wisconsin> he stayed at his daughters in Welland and was heading out the following day to meet up in Borden. He had a massive heart attack and happily he survived and is now home. Dave we missed your smile at the bash. Take care and get well soon.

So many Photos I have reduced it to a few:

RSM Biff McCormack (Depot Coy) and CO Bob Baxter (Apprentice 56/58 guided our parade of older fellas.
RSM Biff McCormack (Depot Coy) and CO Bob Baxter (Apprentice 56/58)  guided our parade of older fellas.


That’s this one for now I leave my buddies with this tune  that was Bob Hopes theme tune….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Owr4iBctU

See y’all at the Big RV in the sky one day.


Author: Robby

Entered this world 69 years ago today. I am now entering my 7th Decade. Starting with a trip back to the middle East with a boyhood friend from Peterhead Scotland. Bobby Bruce I have 2 hard working Children and 7 grand children. I am proud of all of them, and their life partners.