CWO Don Reekie

dsc_0009A well-known Canadian soldier and former Assistant Director of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has passed away.

Don Reekie served in the Canadian Forces from 1951 to 1980. He was the Regimental Sergeant Major of 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Edmonton and in Petawawa.

He became the Assistant Director of the NS Tattoo in 1981 and remained in that position until his retirement in 2010. He was also the Assistant Director of the Canadian Forces Tattoo that toured Canada in 1985.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

6 Responses to “CWO Don Reekie”

  1. on 08 May 2012 at 6:14 pmMonkey MacNeil

    Work with him and was a dame fine RSM, will be missed by all who served with him, and he kept the Nova Scotia Tattoo alive and strong, Soft winds my brother Airborne.

  2. on 08 May 2012 at 6:45 pmGB

    R.I.P. Jumper. AIRBORNE.

  3. on 08 May 2012 at 8:33 pmblaster

    Rest in Peace, Don.


  4. on 09 May 2012 at 11:10 amBob

    RIP Don.

  5. on 09 May 2012 at 11:57 pmDave Howell

    I beleive Don was Col Frasers RSM when I first went to the CAR in Edm. I was in the locker room in the Gym cooling down and putting a bit of polish on my boots after Donny McLoad had given us a work out. Mr Reekie came in from the showers and sat on my can of shoe polish. It cost me 3 extras and I think there was a Routine Order entry banning us from polishing boots in the gym locker room. Always the soldier and a fine gentleman.

    RIP Sir


  6. on 05 Jun 2012 at 9:06 amscot5t paterson

    at the last parade that RSM Reekie presided over in Petawawa, he told us “don t let the wimps get you!
    Interesting really as I think he realized the changes that would be coming down the road for the Regiment being so close to Ottawa
    Airborne R.I.P.

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