Range Exercise Chilliwack - 1982
I can't tell if it's a warm Spring day or a warm Autumn day. At least it wasn't raining! Firing the venerable 7.62mm FN C1A1. Warrant Officer Brian Hill discusses the days activities with the Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel John MacGregor. Moving up to the 7.62mm FNC2 light Automatic Rifle with Lieutenant Glendell Watson and Sergeant Doug Johnston supervising. Warrant Officer Gordie Wright doles out lunch to Bombardier Clif John? The firefighting demonstration was NOT part of the lunch activities. The 9mm pistol range with Major Vic Stevenson patiently waiting.
A second series of photographs that were labeled 1982 also features the range exercise in Chilliwack. I'm not too sure if it's the same weekend. Quite possibly the regiment was conducted two range exercises that year? There's a few familiar faces. Major Ian Newby and Bombardier Kevin Walker at the hayboxes, followed by a large crowd with Captain Peter Faliszewski. Posing on the range we have Gunner Ramnik Lal, Bombardier Richard Fowler, Master Bombardier Keith Laing and Bombardier Colin Parkinson. I'm not sure who Officer Cadet Paul Lee is talking to but Master Warrant Officer Ron Paterson doesn't appear to be part of the conversation, nor does Warrant Officer Brian Hill.
Another set of photos from the Chilliwack range exercise. The first two are from the Smoker at the end of the exercise. The photo of Lieutenant-Colonel John MacGregor, Major Bob Mugford and Major John Jessop is followed with a larger group photo with 1, Major Ian Newby, Second Lieutenant Graeme Stewart, Captain John Hawthorne, 5, 6, Lieutenant Dave Anderson, Major John Jessop, 9, Bombardier Kevin Walker, Master Bombardier Keith Laing, Master Bombardier Colin Parkinson, Master Bombardier Brad Shorey. The final picture is that of the inevitable end of ex clean up at Bessborough Armoury featuring Bombardier Doug Johnston, 2, Master Bombardier Keith Laing, Captain CI Young, Geoff Wilkie, Master Bombardier John McClelland, 7.