From the Frank Wagner files
what was CFB Chilliwack - today April 2010
From the Will Selig Files
Courtesy of Frank Wagner
Henry Chaplinski Photos (click on picture)
(Received the attached pictures from Jason Carter by e-mail) He wrote: My name is Jason Carter, I am writing to you as I have found several pictures of my Father ( Henry Chaplinski ) service number A102734 who served for the R.C.O.C. in the 40's. Before his passing, I also learned that he was deployed to Normandy Beach on June 7, the day after D-DAY. He drove a BMW motorcycle for his regiment and was also an accomplished acrobat. Thank you so much for the opportunity to finally make these pictures public. I also have pics of my Father and company practicing acrobats at Kennedy High School in Windsor Ontario I believe, do you know anything about this? Any info would be appreciated, or maybe when you post them we will get some feedback, I would like to know all that I can, I have been searching war archives and can not find much info on which regiment he was in, what exactly was there roll in WW2 and so on.
To sum up the
photos and to give you any help in identifying them, most were taken in
Barriefield Manitoba and I noticed one is labeled Guilford England. My fathers
name was Henry "Hank" "Chip" Chaplinski, service number
A102734. Others pictured are Alex Warcter, Conrad Chaplin, and Fierro Ghetti
that I know for sure. After the war my father went on to play Lacrosse for
Windsor with the accomplished wrestler Fierro Ghetti, I am not sure If Mr.Ghetti
served or not but his pic was among the war time photos. I am eager to know more
about this period and will keep in touch.
Picture above received from Mike Roache taken in Montreal, March 1957 (RCOC Basic Trg)
These Pictures were forwarded by Frank Wagner. A look at the Chilliwack Monthly RCOC get-to-gether, at one of the local coffee imporiums.
Attendees - in no specific order: George Cooper, Leroy George, Bill McIntyre, Don Matula, Sandy Ryall, Paddy Ryan, Russ Watson, Will Selig and of course Frank Wagner (the photographer)
Pictures Compliments of Bill Owens (click on picture)
This Photo was sent in by Doug Braun who tells me it was found at the
Museum in Pettawa. Nice find Doug!
(click on photo)
October 2006 - Frank Wagner's pictures of Soest and Werl Germany, home to many RCOC units in it's day.
(more then 35 years after the move to southern Germany)
"PAC Region" gone but not forgotten. (2006)
The "Chilliwack Crew" still gets together. L to R: George Cooper, Jacque Hardy, Frank Wagner, Don Matula and Mac Green
RCOC Assn Reunion 2009
RCOC Assn Reunion 2008
RCOC Assn and Apprentice Reunion 2007
Western Reunion 2006
Pacific Region Reunion 2005
"The Final Farewell"
Western Region Reunion 2004 Photos
This is all that's left - RIP