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Totem times
Uniform Title:
Totem times (Comox, B.C. : Online)
Place of Publication:
Lazo, B.C.
Ladysmith. BC
Personnel Support Program- 19 Wing Comox
Ladysmith Press- Printer
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Published 22 times a year, every second Tuesday
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Newspapers -- Comox (B.C.) ( lcsh )
RCAF Station (Comox, B.C.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
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Canada -- British Columbia -- Comox
Canada -- Colombie-Britannique -- Comox
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"The Totem Times has kept 19 Wing informed since 1960, making it the longest running newspaper in the Comox Valley. It is published every second Tuesday and is delivered to members of 19 Wing Comox, to the public spaces that serve the Wing, and throughout the Comox Valley. It is also distributed to CAF bases throughout Canada and to deployments around the world"--website, viewed July 16, 2020 ( ,,,, )
Scope and Content:
"The Totem Times shares the stories of 19 Wing Comox, the CAF, and the broader community. It is a source of information for families, retired personnel and all members of the 19 Wing Defence Team"--website, viewed July 16, 2020
Cf. Union Catalogue of British Columbia Newspapers.:
Began in 1960?
General Note:
"Organ of the personnel of RCAF Station Comox."
General Note:
Volume 58, # 08 (May 3, 2016); title from PDF banner, viewed July 16, 2020.
General Note:
Volume 62, #12 (June 30, 2020), viewed July 16, 2020.

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2 | NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES þ MANAGING EDITOR Camille Douglas þ 250-339-821 1, ext 8752 GRAPHIC DESIGNER Gillian Ottaway EDITORIAL ADVISOR Capt Brad Little DISTRIBUTION Michael Pearce þ TotemTIMES cial publication of 19 Wing Comox, BC. The Editor reserves the right to edit copy and reject advertisements to suit the needs of the publication. Views expressed are those of the contributor unless expressly attributed to DND, CAF, or other agencies. In case of typographical errors, no goods may be sold and the difference claimed against this paper. The paper’s liability is limited to a refund of the space charged for the erroneous item. Material may be reprinted with attribution. Published 22 times a year, every second Tuesday, with permission of Col Dany Poitras, 19 Wing Commander. Publications Mail Registration No.4098. Printed by Ladysmith Press, Ladysmith, BC. Circulation: 1800.A Division of Personnel Support Programs 19 Wing þ Comox, PO Box 1000 Stn. Main, Lazo, BC V0R 2K0 At this time of year, I always think about what I am doing in service to Canada, and that leads to remember those who have inAs a minister there are many who have supported me over the years, but the calling to be a It is with great pride that I recall stories about my mom’s biological father Grandpa Finch, who served in WWII, her step-father Grandpa Beecroft, who served in WWII, and her younger brother So when I answered the call to serve, my only request was to wear the Navy uniform in their CAF, DND or the Royal CanaMy father was a teacher and Neither grandfather talked with me about their service time after I told my parents about wanting to join the CAF, that my mother shared with me pictures a few years before I joined, and in my decision, but in no way encouraged me because Navy The decision to serve Leading up to the decision, I volunteered as a Legion Chaplain for Branch 121 in Beaverlodge, I was encourage by veterans to members of my congregation – a helicopter pilot, tank operator and Once accepted by recruiting, the paratrooper shared his experiences because he wanted me to understand the context of my minister to men and women called to act against their natural inclination on behalf of Canada What an honour to hear his and It would be many years later, after several deployments, domestic operations and exercises, that such pride in preparing me for my Meaning of Remembrance Day Remembrance Day means difMy hope is that as you join others for events leading up to November 11, you wear your poppy family who have served, or are we can do our part to show uniinvolved with the CAF past and present along with DND employees who equip us daily As a Chaplain and part of the overall care team at 19 Wing Comox, I also pray that if you or someone you know needs help assistance, you will encourage November especially November 11 no military member, active or retired, should ever feel Lt(N) Chris Donnelly19 WING COMOX CHAPLAIN||


þ NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES | 3 COMEþ INþ ORþ CALLþ USþ FORþ MOREþ INFORMATIONþ -þ 250.338.7761 1025Bþ Comoxþ Rd. Courtenay,þ BC V9Nþ 3P8 CANADIANþ MILITARYþ PERSONNELþ REBATEþ PROGRAM$500þ REBATEonþ anyþ newþ Honda Remembrance Day often draws to mind grainy videos of soldiers in bunkers, devastating mortar explo over 425,000 Canadians who served overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary plane, though, meant that war was no longer fought solely in the trenches and during WWI, then more prevalent as aviation tech nology and understanding advanced, there was another war that happened concurrently, and it was fought Joining the Royal Air Force In 1914, when Britain de clared war and obligated the small British colony proxy Canada did not have we managed to contribute immensely to the air war that became an integral ele ranks of Britain’s Royal Air Force with skill and dedication 23,000 aviators over Not only were over 3,000 British and Canadian pilots trained in Canada (2,500 of which served overseas), but many Canadian pilots proved themselves to be some of the Allies’ best Billy Bishop of Owen Sound, Ontario, for in stance, was the third leading ace of war with 72 aircraft phin, Manitoba, is one of the most highly decorated Canadians of all time because of his performance Other Canadian pilots, such as Raymond Collishaw and AA McLeod, became household names due to their aerial accomplishContinuing commitment Our contribution to the skies of war continued dur When we joined Britain and France in committing to September of 1939, our air force was in its infancy – a mere 15 years old, in fact and had been used primarily for civilian purposes, such as aerial mapping and for Force could claim only 20 modern combat aircraft, hardly enough to take on the juggernaut that Germany Never to be underestimated, we developed a way to con tribute that went beyond our meager aviation resources, our soldiers and our sailors: the British Commonwealth British Commonwealth Air Training PlanBy December 1939, the and it continued to grow as the war effort was sustraining sites, 10,000 air craft, and had 100,000 military personnel to administer pilots, navigators, bomb aimers, radio operators, air gunners and flight engineers, pumping out 131,533 graduates, half of whom It has been argued that greatest Canadian contributions to the Allied victory million people served fulltime in the armed forces during WWII, with 250,000 Korean War RCAF was called upon dur In July of 1950, the RCAF committed No 426 of the first Canadians to participate in the Korean War were RCAF personnel – pilots and aircrew joined in the first month of the sions for UN forces already We demonstrated our aviation prowess during nadian pilots serving with US 5th Air Force credited with destroying or damaging more than 20 RussianPresent day More recent in history would be the Afghanistan Between 2008 and 2011, the Canadian Air Wing was 450 members strong and served out of Kanprovided air power and support to the ground troops, along with other duties, but their most publicized role was facilitat ing the repatriation of our fallen members back to While the RCAF is relatively new, being only 95 years old, its members have been contributing to the defence of Canada and its allies since before that were ubiquitous in almost every major war until lots of today in their sleek and stealthy jets, and every aspect of military aviation in between, our aviators have been in the thick of the battles that Canada has Subjected to the unique circumstances that avia tion presents, the RCAF has always done its part to embody and demonstrate the fighting spirit that Canada very quickly became known for in WWI ad astra: such is the pathway to the starsRCAF: Protecting the skies since 1914


4 | NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES þ 19 Wing Comox came together as a community tive effort of CAF members who volunteered to construct duplex homes in Individuals volunteered Road construction site in A typical day would include a morning safety our CAF members would don a safety helmet, safety vest, and grab the tools reAlmost as soon as they started, our volunteers would be applying their best construction skills to building a duplex in – and for – their local comable 673 shifts consisting of approximately 5,096 hours on the job site from I can attest to the personal impact that I felt working at the construction site: the camaraderie of working alongside other members employed in the Deputy Wing Command organizajoying lunch with friends, colleagues, and other comand my feeling of awe in provements made to the houses from the time we began construction until the final horn signalled that it was the end of the and hours still cannot adequately illustrate the made over the course of almost a sustained year of We fulfilled our mandate to provide housing for those in need, and not just as a charity, but to hard-working individuals who put in 500 hours of their own sweat equity in the form of a down payment to building a house that would later become I am challenged to re member a greater feeling than having the opportunity to witness the execukeys to two young families – both moms with little boys to unlock the door Comeþ outþ andþ tryþ ourþ newþ amazinglyþ deliciousþ andþ healthyþ Stonegrillþ Diningþ Experience! Thisþ uniqueþ “dryþ cooking”þ methodþ isþ recognizedþ asþ beingþ oneþ ofþ theþ healthiestþ methodsþ availableþ today. Simple,þ healthy,þ deliciousþ andþ fun!þ Comeþ byþ andþ enjoyþ theþ bestþ steak,þ halibutþ orþ salmonþ youþ mayþ everþ taste. 2355þ Mansfieldþ Dr.,þ * Liveþ Entertainmentþ Fri.þ &þ Sat. * * Beerþ andþ Wineþ Store * * Allþ ourþ coldþ beerþ andþ spiritsþ areþ soldþ atþ liquorþ storeþ pricesþ orþ below. * ATTENTIONþ MILITARYþ MEMBERS! 19 Wing Comox builds with Habitat for Humanity Capt Stephen MacKillop|| Each year on November 11 we take the time to honour and On the early morning of November 11, 1918 an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Le Francport near ties on the western front to take effect on the eleventh hour of silence to remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who served and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sac“Although the Comox Air Force Museum will be closed on many display and personal stories of Canadians who have “Admission is by donation, and our volunteers are happy to Comox Air Force Museum: a permanent place for remembering


þ NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES | 5 KRYSTAL PARSONSMORTGAGE SPECIALIST together as one nation to remember those that have on the 11th day of the 11th month, we will gather in somber silence to honour those that gave all they Started after the First World War, it is a day of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and who continue to serve our country during times ond World Wars, the Korean War, Afghanistan, and countless other battles and lion Canadians have served our country, and more than Citizens from all walks of John Shiwalk, an aboriginal member in the Newfoundland Regiment, noted as one of the best snipers during the First World War, was lost with six other soldiers during a German shell attack in Masnieres, France the British War Medal and Smith, a native of British Columbia, was the last living recipient of the Victoria Cross when he passed away he eliminated two selfemy soldiers, earning him Freedoms and liberties that have had, and continue to experience, loss, it is important to remember that with this loss comes freedoms and liberties, cel ebration of the brave men and women who stood in the face of oppression and As proud Canadians, we have a duty to impart the impact these valiant actions have on future generations, on those who have never known the struggle of war or the sacrifices made to World War One accounts that can be told, there are no soldiers from that era left to tell their own story, which is why it is paramount that we Remembering and the Legion’s annual poppy campaign, we show how and why we hold high those that protect our great nation and continue the traditions that pay homage to on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we shall pass the torch to the youth and, with true pride, “...To you from failing hands we throw The torch, be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders ~ From “In Flanders MCpl Lalonde19 AIR MAINTENANCE SQN|| Gathering in sombre silence:


6 | NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES þ Since November 1922, the Sandwick Cairn on Dingwall Road in Cour tenay has stood with the names of Canadians who fell in the service of their On November 1 a new plaque was unveiled on the Sandwick Cairn honouring three Canadians from the Comox Valley who passed away while serving their country: MCpl Mark Isfeld, Cpl Andrew Eykelenboom, and Christopher MCpl Isfeld MCpl Mark Robert Isfeld was deployed to Croatia with 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) as part of the United Nations when he was killed while performing mine clearance Cpl Eykelenboom Cpl Andrew Eykelenboom was a member of 1 Field Ambulance who was deployed to Afghanistan as he was killed while on his last patrol before being Christopher Klein-Beekman Christopher Klein-Beekman had served extensively with the United Nations in different parts of the world, organizing aid for On August 19, 2003, he was working in the UN packed with explosives detonated in front of the Canadian Scottish Regi“It didn’t give full individuality to those who paid the price, and I knew there were at least two or three local boys who paid the through the steps with the Royal Canadian Legion’s Courtenay Branch and the City of Courtenay to start the process of putting a MWO Fairall began his career in the military as combat engineer, and still has close connections to “I reached out to the ex-Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment funding from a few private donations and from the Canadian Military Engineer sociation of both serving the Comox chapter of the CMEA spoke to the importance of contributing to the new plaque: “It’s a part of our duties, even as retirees, to recognize those who have made the ulti Regiment is a primary reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army based on Vancouver Island with locations in Victoria, Na is part of 39 Canadian Brigade Group, which commands all army reserve units in British Co(Above right) Cpl Jes se Elliot of The Ca nadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) stands at re verse arms as the Comox Valley stretch es into the distance behind him. Cpl Elliot was part of the cenotaph guard at the dedication of a new plaque on the Sandwick Cairn honouring members of the Co mox community who died overseas. (Below right) Built from stones from farm fields in the community, the Sandwick Cairn was first dedicated in November 1922. Fallen honoured with new plaque on Sandwick Cairn Lt Cameron ParkTHE CANADIAN SCOTTISH REGIMENT (PRINCESS MARY`S)||


þ NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES | 7 tion that brought Canada freedom should be celebratDuring Remembrance honour and participate in Remembrance Day throughout our community for people For youth, the cadet proages young people to respect and be proud of those who were courageous enough to giving their time to the Legion, cadets can learn about veterans and honour their volunteering with the poppy campaign, as well as taking an active part in commemorative ceremonies across Canada, the cadet program establishes a strong youth presence to keep the memory When asked about taking part in commemorative events, WO2 Douglas Smith from 386 Komox Air Cadet Squadron said, “It is important for cadets to engage in activities that commemorate remembrance such as Remembrance Day parades or poppy sales in the community so we can demonstrate that the cadet program is active in socito give back to veterans because they are the ones who have been able to make our Recently, cadets from the 386 Komox Air Cadet Squadron participated in a veterans’ walk that took place at the Courtenay Airpark to support the veteran community and learn a bit more of what they have experienced Cadets participate in remembering UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTSFundraising is an essential part of the Roy al Canadian Air Cadet program. Funds raised by the cadets are used to support activities throughout the year. Grocery bagging @ Quality Foods in Comox Grocery bagging @ Superstore in Courtenay Bottle Drive Did you know... You can donate your refundable items year round at the Comox and Courtenay ReturnIt depots? Simply ask the staff to donate the mox Air Cadet Squadron account. Your support is always greatly appreciated! WO2 Gabrielle Avery|| Kelly HamMobile Residential Mortgage Specialist 250.204.9155


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þ NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES | 9 Sean Borle, 24, recalls meeting Second World War veteran Lloyd Brown, 96, ago at a Remembrance Day “We had this magical moment where I reached out my right hand and he put out his left, to shake Borle was born missing his left hand, and Brown lost his right arm on October 18, 1944 while serving with the Loyal Edmonton “I was staked at a farmhouse which had a chil dren’s treehouse located the treehouse was a sniper who kept shooting at our which shot out shells, the shrapnel hitting my right When Brown arrived at the hospital, the doctors “Fortunately, I was in such shock that I didn’t feel Sharing tradition positive in a dark situation is one reason why Borle On Remembrance Day, the pair share a special tradition of laying a wreath on its second century of ser Second century of service ed by war amputee veterans returning from the First World War to help each other adapt to their new then welcomed amputee veterans following the Second World War, sharing all War Amps Child Amputee provides financial assis cial limbs, emotional support and regional seminars to young amputees across War Amps Members, like Brown, who realized their experiences of living with amputation could help othOperation Legacy, Borle and his fellow members of up the torch of remembrance to pay tribute to the War Amps, whose efforts have made a difference in the lives of thousands of “I can’t overstate the impact that these programs have on young amputees are people like Lloyd who understand what it’s like to be missing a limb, makes you feel like you’re not When Brown attends the Remembrance Day cer those in his regiment who “It’s heartbreaking to think of all those who lost their lives and it’s impor For Borle, it’s special to share Remembrance Day “I would not be the per son I am today had it not been for that decision more than 100 years ago to begin Champs that the legacy and the war amputee veterans, will be remembered and respect and recognition we can give them. The Government of France is awarding their highest medal to all living “Two special medals are available for our veterans: the National Order of the Legion of Honour from France, and the Ambassador for Peace MedSacrifice and Legacy:Two amputees share a special bondVeterans eligible for service medals Second World War amputee veteran Lloyd Brown shares a special bond and Remem brance Day tradition with Sean Borle. The War Amps| |


10 | NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES þ Operation Entrepreneur November 18Operation Entrepreneur is a national program for transitioning Canadian Armed Forc es members, veterans, and spouses who are interested in starting their own business. Offering the education, tools, and resources needed to succeed as an entrepreneur in a Attendance is by registration at princesoper – and also to the Wing PSO at to ensure the venue can accommodate the group.In one day, you will learn:• how military skills can be transferred to • components of business planning like mar • how to access free resources online and • where to network princesoperationentrepreneur.caNational Child Day9:00 a.m. to noon19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre Drop in and join our recreation staff in paint ing wooden hearts that will be sent to Ot tawa and displayed at the National Military Museum in recognition of National Child Day. Paint a picture of your family, or bring a fam ily photo to cut and paste onto your heart. Note that this craft is not to be retained or taken home. It is for the purpose of display in Ottawa, and at this time, we cannot guarantee that children will get their paint ed hearts returned. *Supplies are limited, so come early to avoid disappointment. In the late summer of 2018, 19 Mission Support Squadron (MSS) formalized a relationship with Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach, a thriving legion with 750 active and enthuso that 19 MSS could have a place to call their own for parades and events, as well as an agreement to provide mutual general support to Legion provides a welcoming space outside of 19 Wing Comox for the uniformed members to visit and maintain a connection with those that were a part Legion members are also afforded the opportunity to have meaningful interactions with serving mem bers and to stay informed of current CAF initiatives It has now become customary for 19 MSS members to join the Branch 76 for their events, including Navy Days, and Canada Day celebrations, and for Legion members to be invited to MSS events including mess dinners and portunity to parade with the Legion at their Remembrance Day ceremony in Qualicum Beach in 2018 continues with a 30-member parade contingent of 19 MSS personnel joining the Qualicum Beach Legion to recognize and honour the significance of Remembrance Day together with members of Qualicum Beach Legion enjoys formalized connection with 19 MSS Lt Krystle Sloan| |COMOXRoyal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Comox, located at 1825 Comox Avenue, will be holding a candlelight vigil at vigil, chocolate and light refreshments will be provided for Members of the CAF and residents of the Comox Valley are invited to Comox to attend the Remembrance Day parade and ceremony on November 11, followed by a period of 442 Squadron personnel will take part in the Comox paCOURTENAYRoyal Canadian Legion Branch 17 Courtenay, located at 367 Cliffe Avenue, will be offering a veterans’ breakfast in “We will be serving cold hard-boiled eggs on a bun – just like WWI except we offer cheese, pickles, butter, sausages, An open house at the Courtenay Legion lounge will follow, offering refreshments for adult members and the public will ring with bagpipes – 101 times to remember 101 years Museum at sunset, with the names of all 59 crewmen lost CUMBERLANDRoyal Canadian Legion Branch 28 Cumberland, located at 2770 Dunsmuir Avenue, will be holding a Remembrance Day parade, including a marching contingent of 19 Air MainVANCOUVER ISLANDAcross Vancouver Island, members of 19 Wing Comox to recognize a fallen medic before marching in the Comox Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach has formally partnered with 19 Mission Support Squadron (MSS), and members of the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue (CFSSAR) will support the Campbell Legion ceremonies, and 191 CEF will attend ceremonies conducting a ceremony with support from 19 Operations 19 Wing participates in remembering


þ NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES | 11 Comox Military Family Resource Centre 1575 Military Row | 250.339.8290 | On this day we honour our veterans and all members of our Armed Forces who have given so much in service of our country. rfrntbn rrffrrtbWarranty-approved oil changes. rNo appointment needed. Open every day.bnr rr f FREE oil changes for Veterans. November 10, 2019 We’re honouring those who served. rfntb rrf r bb QUALITY ASSURANCE CHECK r bb‘ ’““b ” b b • ntnt ’’ b – cusses search and rescue with members of the Manitoba Moose, an American Hockey League team, as part of a visit to 17 Wing Winnition night in November.MANITOBA MOOSE VISIT 435 SQN COMOX AIR FORCE MUSEUM AND MFRC PRESENT:Classic Military MoviesLOCATED AT THE AIR FORCE MUSEUM. ADMISSION IS BY DONATION. FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED. Poppy Campaign. Col Dany Poitras (left) met with Christine Quaintance, Marj Bouck, Eileen Paulin, and Gail Gustafson outside of the head Canada. The donations collected during the campaign are used to support veterans and their families within their community, and to help en sure Canadians ‘never forget’. Cpl Joey Beaudin


12 | NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TOTEM TIMES þ Honouring our fallen:The Marty Brayman Cup19 Wing Comox lost a member, MCpl Marty Brayman, in September while he was serving as an Aerospace Control Operator assigned to North American Aerospace Since his passing, Marty’s family has organized a charity charity helps kids that are less fortunate to be able to play “Since Marty was a good friend and teammate of mine, ceeds will go towards his charity so another kid can enjoy The Marty Brayman CupGlacier Gardens November 21 + 22