Memorial Designer

Major Bert Page, CF (Retd)

Bert joined the RCAF in November 1960. He was awarded his Radio Officer Wings and Commission in June 1962. After completing his Maritime Operational Training on the Neptune, Bert converted to the Argus and flew tours with 415 and 404 Squadrons. For part of 1967 and 1968 Bert was assigned to the Iceland Defense Force at NAS Keflavik as the 404 Sqn and Maritime Command Opcon Liaison Officer.

In 1970 Bert served as the 404 Sqn representative on the committee established to form a new organization that would incorporate the ideals and membership of P2000. Through the committee's endeavours "VP International" was created.

In 1971 Bert was posted to the Acoustic Data Analysis Centre(ADAC) in Halifax where he was appointed the Operations Officer and later the Executive Officer. After cross-training to a navigator in 1974-75 he was posted to 407 Sqn. During his Maritime flying tours Bert achieved "silver pin" status with over 5000 VP hours.

Today Bert, along with his wife Gerri and son Jonathan, resides in Winnipeg where he retired from the Canadian Forces in 1993.

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