Artifact PW2-26: Farewell Visit of Colonel W.C. (Buster) Stethem to Gagetown, April 1968
Submitted by LCol (Ret’d) R.G. Farrell, Royal Canadian Signals
PW2-26: Farewell Visit of Colonel W.C. (Buster) Stethem to Gagetown, April 1968
In 1968 the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was to disappear and be replaced by the tri-service Communications Electronics Branch. Just prior to the official disbandment, in April of 1968, Colonel Buster Stethem, the last Head of Corps, made a farewell tour. This photo was taken at his farewell parade in Gagetown. He is inspecting the 2 RCHA Signal Troop, which, at the time, as a Captain, I commanded. Just visible behind Col. Stethem is Major Don Kidd, Commanding Officer of 3 Signal Squadron.
Note: On 19 Apr 2013, the Minister of National Defence announced that the historical designation of the corps would be restored.