RSM Edward Hansen

RSM Ed Hansen passed away on January 29, 2012 at the age of 83. Ed was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1928. He served as a Boy Soldier" with the Fort Garry Horse in the Non-permanent Active Militia from 1943 to 1945. In 1947 Ed joined The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). A career soldier, he proudly served with the PPCLI until his retirement in 1973 as Regimental Sergeant Major of 3 PPCLI in Victoria. In his military career Ed served two tours in Korea as a platoon Sergeant, with the Canadian Airborne Regiment as a Senior Jump Master, three NATO tours in Germany, and a tour in Cyprus with the United Nations

4 Responses to “RSM Edward Hansen”

  1. on 05 Feb 2012 at 1:03 amblaster

    Rest in Peace, RSM.

  2. on 05 Feb 2012 at 12:27 pmBobby

    RIP Sergeant Major.

  3. on 05 Feb 2012 at 8:15 pmGB

    R.I.P. Jumper…

  4. on 18 Feb 2012 at 2:39 amCHUCK GIBSON

    i FIRST MET ED IN 1956 WHEN I CAME TO 1PPCLI IN GERMANY AND HE WAS MY RADIO SGT IN SIGS PLATOON HE WAS ALWAY S LOOKING OUT FOR HIS TROOPS UNDER HIS COMAND AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM.

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