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About Dinger

A sea cadet at RCSCC LION from 1963 to 1968, I joined the Naval Reserve at HMCS STAR in 1968 as a Bos'n. I was an Officer Cadet in the ROUTP, commissioned in 1971, and awarded my watchkeeping ticket in 1973. I served at sea, at one time or another, in all five Gate Vessels and HMCS FORT STEELE & CHAUDIERE as well as the Coast Guard icebreaker Louis St. Laurent and served as OIC of the patrol vessels RALLY and RAPID. At STAR from 1968 to 2007, I served as XO twice and then as CO from 2002 to 2005. I rounded out my career by serving as SSO Training at NAVRESHQ in Quebec City in 2008, retiring in 2009 as CO of HMCS HUNTER in Windsor. I was Executive Director for the Friends of HMCS HAIDA till 2011 and have been an active volunteer onboard HAIDA since she arrived in Hamilton in 2003.

New Year’s Levee 2019

HMCS STAR hosted the traditional New Year’s Levee in the messes on January 1st. Old and new sailors with friends and families toasted the New Year and remembered Absent Friends.

Pictures courtesy of LCdr (Ret’d) Don Williamson.

Some of the Old Gang – New Year’s 2019
Cdr Glenn Woolfrey, 34th CO; Cdr Bob Williamson, 25th CO; newly promoted Cdr Steve Churm, 35th CO; LCdr Neil Bell, 30th CO; and LCdr Doug Martin, 29th CO. LCdr Glenna Swing, 31st CO, attach posted to the RHLI, missing from the picture.