Airborne History

The following are pages on the history of the regiment, pages about the culture of the regiment and essays written about the Airborne. If you would like to add anything to the site, contact me.

17 Responses to “Airborne History”

  1. on 19 Aug 2007 at 10:19 pmSgt Bob Shaw

    Is there recorded information of the causes of death of the following?; Frank Tenta,Brian Fulton, Nuef O’Neil, John McQueen, Keith Wyonch and Don Bungay. I served in 2 CDO with them and am shocked at their demise.

  2. on 30 Jul 2008 at 11:29 pmMcLellan

    I am trying to find old course photo’s of basic para training. My course was 9805. Where would I find the history (photo”s) of past and present courses?

  3. on 18 Mar 2009 at 9:44 amJürgen Weber

    Guten Tag
    Ich war hier in Deutschland Fallschirmjäger un hatte mich nach Hallifax versetzen lassen und dort bin ich dann in eine Teileinheit der Canadian AIRBORN gegangen für 4 Jahre es war eine Sondereinheit unter anderFlag deglariert bin dort über 70 mal abgesbrungen habe die goldene Spange leider kein Diplom mehr vorhanden.
    Könnten sie mir da helfen?
    Mit freundlichen grüßen J.Weber

  4. on 01 Apr 2009 at 10:37 amR. Wayne Wannamaker

    To whom it may concern;

    I am looking for oictures and or any information regarding Serial #385 Parachutist School Rivers Manitoba 1965

    Thanks in Advance,

    Cpl. R. Wayne Wannamaker CD Ret’d

  5. on 04 Jan 2010 at 1:12 amShirley Bungay

    Donovan passed away 24 April 2003 after a three-year battle with colon cancer. He was an amazing man, and our two sons and I still miss him.

  6. on 30 May 2010 at 10:49 amMichael McCloy

    I too am looking for archival photos of my paracoarse. I graduated from coarse 8910

  7. on 16 Nov 2010 at 9:36 amDan Proulx

    Hello, Im submitting a request to VAC for an injury I sustained on DZ Anzio, it was the jump where the green light was given prematurely and only the jumpers from first plane landed on the DZ, most landed on the highway, the jump is lovingly reffered to as DZ Chalk River, if I remember correctly, the navigator was a rookie female Lt, now was that a rumor, dont know, but then again I cant remember when this happened, can anyone help me out?

    I would of been sometime in 1984, it was a wonderful couple of years, Round lake massacre, DZ Chalk River, and in 85 Border Star Texas, it seemed like wind speeds didnt matter too much back then.

    Dan

  8. on 26 May 2011 at 8:11 amChip

    hi looking for old Airborne buddy, early 80’s , Michael Davidson.
    Anybody know how to get a hold of him? Thanks!

  9. on 29 Jan 2012 at 10:01 pmMathieu Cantin

    I was on course 8910 too. I don’t have any pics except the botched group one by the hercules.

  10. on 08 Oct 2012 at 10:42 amDr. Gerhard Ofner

    Dear friends!
    When looking in the web for my old comrade Capt. Jeff Sawchuk, I dropped into your page. I used to be a member of the Austrian Civilian Police in Cyprus from 1973 until 1977. For about a year or so, I was working in the JOC at Wolseley Barracks, Nicosia, and had the privilege to become a member of the Officers Mess of the Royal Canandian Regiment. I would be grateful if somebody of 2 RCR knows how I can get in contact with former Capt. Jeff Sawchuk.
    Dr. Gerhard Ofner
    former Detective Insp. of AUSCIVPOL

  11. on 20 Jun 2014 at 11:37 amBrenda Cleary

    I knew a paratrooper who was injured in the `Round Lake Massacre’. Just curious if anyone has any information or news report on the event. Somewhere between 1983 and 1986, perhaps???

  12. on 10 Nov 2015 at 8:37 pmWill

    I was one of the Jumpers that day.

  13. on 20 Mar 2016 at 5:36 pmDenis Proulx

    Hi! Dan, In regards to the Chalk River jump of 1984 it must of been in Winter/spring of 1984 I arrived in June 1984 at the Ab,Regt and they was a lot talk about, it kind of scare the shit out of me as NFG it sure did not impressed me at the time but things got better after 1985 Border Star Texas, I think I still have captus spikes in some parts of my body. LMAO.

    Denis Proulx
    CAN AB, REGT time served with 1cdo, 3cdo (Mortar pl), AB HQ & Sigs (mortar pl)
    1st tour 1984-1986 2nd tour 1987-1991

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  15. on 30 Oct 2016 at 11:28 amRock Allaire

    en 1984 j y était lorsque les parachutistes se sont blessés sur le Round Lake Massacre,
    j ai apportez mon aide aux soldat de mon régiment qui se sont blesser sur un lac gelé,
    plusieurs du 1cdo 8208,
    peut de temps apres j ai recu ma relise médical meme si j avais le droit de changer de métier dans les forces canadienne,
    plusieurs témoins sont encore vivant pour en témoigner,
    déjas retracer 5 airborne.

    Rock allaire, 1Cdo 8208, Petawawa

    du 4 fevrier 1982 au 21 novembre 1984

  16. on 30 Oct 2016 at 11:46 amRock Allaire

    en 1984 j y était lorsque les parachutistes se sont blessés sur le Round Lake Massacre, j était sur l équipe de secour en ski-doo,
    j ai apportez mon aide aux soldat de mon régiment qui se sont blesser sur un lac gelé,
    2 de mes amis qui giseais au sol entremeler par les cordes des parachutes et blesser,
    1 avec fracture du pelvis a 3 places et l autre le genoux virer a l envers , palette du genoux briser en éclat,
    un autre lors de sont saut accrocha un parachutiste qui étais accrocher et battais au vent et qui frappais sur la queue de l avion, et lui meme se fracturas l aine de la jambe en accrochant celui qui ballotait au vent,
    plusieurs du 1cdo 8208,
    les premiers répondant m on dit de retourner a la base et de ne pas en parlez, je leurs ais dit que mon frere étais du groupe et je veux le retrouvez, ils m ont répond que NON.
    peut de temps apres j ai recu ma relise médical meme si j avais le droit de changer de métier dans les forces canadienne,
    plusieurs témoins sont encore vivant pour en témoigner,
    déjas retracer 5 airbornes , en plus de mon frere Marc

    Rock allaire, 1Cdo 8208, Petawawa

    Service militaire du 4 fevrier 1982 au 21 novembre 1984

  17. on 28 Oct 2017 at 2:18 pmPerry

    Looking for anyone with grad pics,
    May 1983 Airborne training centre Edmonton
    Course 8308,
    Or anything to lead to the right direction?

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