This booklet will take you back
to the early years of
CFB Baden Soellingen. The material was passed
on to us by
Our goal was to keep the material in its original condition,
you will find mistakes in spelling and translations. We would like to
have asked the editor of this booklet for his permission to reproduce
it on the web, but could not get in touch with him; not seeing a copyright
notice we decided to include this material on our webpage. We would like
to credit and thank F/L Vanhumbeck at this point; should he pass this site we would love hearing from him.
The Booklet's first edition in approx. 1964 was edited
and published by F/L Vanhumbeck as a venture of the RC Chapel Holy Name
Society. The first 200 copies were sold and the profit made was donated
to a worthy cause.
The Second Edition of 2,500 copies was reedited and published by LAC Bourdage.
A lot of cooperation was received from many departments of the Air Force
and other individuals who contributed their free time.
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The Baden web team would like to thank Joe for all the
help, images and information he send in for this project.
Joe Delahaye joined the RCAF in 1963 at London
Ont, after basic training in
St Jean, Quebec, he spent time in Clinton #1 R&CS learning all about electrons.
Unfortunately the DEW line closed at that time and a surplus of Electrical
types existed, so he chose to become an Airframe Technician. Hello Borden.
Having completed that, he ended up in Cold Lake learning all about the
new aircraft; the CF-104 (Starfighter).Having completed that and passed
the course, he went directly to Europe, which wasn't heard of in those
days. He spent 3 wonderful years in 4 Wing, commencing Jan 1965 and returning
home in Jan 1968. In between, " I managed to meet a lovely local fraulein,
and got married (it has been 35 years this year)." Returning to Canada
he spend 6 years in Winnipeg, before coming to CFB Trenton (now 8 Wing
Trenton),to work at various hangars and aircraft for 16 years, and a short
stint at NDHQ at the Tutor Cell, and then retiring as a Sergeant in January 1992. Joe now runs his own Computer repair business and in his spare time takes care of the Lion's Den.
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