Fellow Jumpers, it is with great sadness that the Airborne Regiment Association of Canada (ARAC) learned of the passing of MWO (Ret’d) Ken Smith, MMM, CD, who served with the RCR, the Canadian Airborne Regiment in 1968 and the AB School. On behalf of the Airborne Regiment Association of Canada, we would like to express our deepest condolences to all the members of his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who have known him.

May he rest in Peace and we will meet again on the big Drop Zone.

3 Responses to “Passing of MWO (Ret’d) Ken (Foghorn) Smith, MMM, CD”

  1. on 13 Dec 2014 at 1:26 pmHawkeye

    Sad news, indeed; Bon Voyage, Ken, and Happy Landings!
    Our paths crossed many times, the first being in the mid-60’s in CJATC Rivers, Manitoba, when Ken was a Cpl at the PTW under Buck Rogers, with the (3) Jardines. I was with 408 Sqn providing their airlift support.
    While watching him conduct some drills for an intake under training in the Rivers hangar, he asked me (out loud) if I would like to demonstrate the ‘landing technique’ from a rafter-hung harness. With some cheers from the intake, I was hoisted in the harness, whereupon Ken secured the control line and began to leave the hangar with his troops, amongst much laughter. Fortunately, I remembered parts of the ‘drill’ and managed to execute the drill, slipping out of the harness and dropping some 10 feet to the mats. Laughs all around.
    Later, we were at different ends of CFB Edmonton, he with 2 CDO and CABC, I with 435 and 429 Sqns, enjoying the same relationship.
    After taking the Jump Crse in ’72, I was seconded to the CAR for an Ex in northern Alberta and deployed with 2 CDO’s Recce Pln under Gus Bonnycastle; Ken kept an eye on me throughout.
    A great soldier, thinly disguising a caring heart for those lacking in his pronounced expertise.
    RIP, “Foghorn”; and, thanks for your continual camaraderie.

  2. on 17 Dec 2014 at 3:36 amblaster

    Rest in Peace, Ken.

  3. on 11 Mar 2015 at 5:48 pmFrank MacNeil

    Foghorn you will be missed by all, RIP brother we will cross paths again, Airborne.

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