Baden Remembered


In Memoriam


George Laidler

† September 21, 2005

George Laidler passed away on September 21 2005; he served in the Air Force Police at 4 Wing / CFB Baden in the years 1954-57, 1962-69, 1973-77

George he had multiple postings the earliest one in 1954 and was therefore one of the first RCAF members stationed at 4 Wing.
As a MWO, Laidler was in charge of the military Police SIU office.

“Schorsh" as he was known by friends in the German community could sometimes be seen riding the Black Smith's horse in Huegelsheim. As an Air Force LAC, Air Force Police officer he was also a frequent visitor at the German Police Ranges in the Black Forest.


Torsten Wolf

† February 2019

Torsten Wolf was since his 11th year a member of the Baden Rube Band, later the German national became a founding member of the Crosstown Country Rock Band.
Torsten was  a base mechanic and loved  socializing with Canadians on the base.
His English was perfect which made it easy for him to fit in with the Canucks!

In the recent years up to his death he was an active member of our CFB Baden Remembered facebook page, contributing photos and keeping us up to date with the happenings in the Baden area.

While the beat goes on ♫ ♪ ♪  you will always be in our minds and heart!


Roger Hamish Walker

† June 4, 2018

Roger Walker passed peacefully in Summerside , Prince Edward Island on June 4th 2018.
He was a lifelong member of the Canadian Golf Professional Assoc. and served as a manager and  golf professional at CFB Baden-Soellingen.
Many will remember Roger as their first golf teacher at the Baden Hills Golf Club.

Online  obituary and condolences


Charles Albert Shrubsole

† February 12, 2018

Charles Albert Shrubsole died in Ottawa  on February 12, 2018 at the age of 86.
Charles was stationed in Baden-Soellingen as a Corporal between  1963-1967.
After his posting to Ottawa in 1967 he remained in the Military until his retirement in 1981.

Online obituary and condolences


Arnold John ('AJ') Bauer, BA, CD,

† February 1, 2018

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Group Captain (Ret'd) Arnold John ('AJ') Bauer, BA, CD, on February 1, 2018 at the age of 93 in Hamilton General Hospital.
A.J. Bauer, served as Colonel; Deputy Commander for  1 Canadian Air Group at
CFB Baden-Soellingen July 1971-May 1974

"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth... Put out my hand and touched the face of God."

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Wendy Joy Mills

† October 30, 2016

Wendy Mills resided with her family at CFB Baden-Soellingen in the early 1990tees. She worked as a Gate Guard with Military Police section and was a well liked member of the CFB Baden community.
Wendy passed away peacefully at Deer Lodge Centre, Winnipeg at the age of 61 years.

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Josef Lorenz

† July 09, 2016

Josef Lorenz  Bugle player and singer of the Baden Rube Band passed away on the 9th of July in Baden, Germany.
Joseph was one of the German members; he was considered an intregal part of the Rube Band.
A icon and and a great friend  to many.  

♫ muss i denn zum Städtele hinaus.... ♫


Friedhelm "Fred" Stöcker

† 2016

Friedhelm Stöcker passed away at the age of 87 in Baden, Germany
Fred worked as an interpreter for the Military Police section starting 1970 and retired just after the handover of the keys at base closure  on the 31st of December 1993.
Fred is remembered as a well liked and highly respected member of the Military Police Section in Baden-Soellingen and will be missed by many.

Ruhe in Frieden


Robert "Bob" Fairall

† May 22, 2016

Bob spent most of his life in the military. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 38 years retiring as a Major. He also served with the United Nations as Chief Security Officer in Tiblisi, Georgia, Addisababa, Ethiopia and Asmara, Eritrea. Bob was the recipient of the Order of Military Merit of Canada award.

Bob Fairall was a member of the  CFB Baden-Soellingen MP Branch 1991-1993

His dedication and professionalism  set him apart and made him  highly respected leader in the CFB Baden-Soellingen community.

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Paul Godin

† February 7, 2014

Paul Godin passed away Feb. 7, 2014. He became a member of the Baden Raiders team in 1969 and helped the team to win the Canadian Armed Forces trophy and Europ's Cup International
in 1971.
Paul will be remembered as a hard defence man on that team.


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