Canadian Forces Station
Baldy Hughes, BC
16 – 17 Jan 69
SSOPS Administration Inspection carried out by Captain D Vincent.
17 Jan 69
Official Opening of the Curling Rink. Lt. Colonel Ackert, CO, made an opening speech and cut the ribbon. He then threw the first rock which was swept by Major Madsen, CGEO.
23 – 24 Jan 69
ADC Supply Inspection carried out by Captain J Bastien and Sgt. C. Smith. They reported that the Supply Section was very well organized, well run, and provided very good support to user sections.
12 Feb 69
Establishment of an Accounting Post Office authorized by Headquarters.
23 Feb 69
Woodward Stores Ltd. Of Prince George held a "family outing" on the unit. They made use of the ski tow, skating rink, curling ice and curling club lounge.
31 Mar 69
The interior of Club 54 was renovated as follows:
Relocation of the bar
Installation of a suspended ceiling in the main lounge
Installation of paneling in the Game’s Room and TV Lounge
Installation of fluorescent lighting in the main lounge
Installation of three ventilation fans in the main lounge
Total cost was $7,300.00
5 May 69
Shelter Commander’s and Assistant’s Course.
29 May 69
CBC Concert Party – well received and enjoyed by all.
14 Jun 69
Armed Forces Day.
30 Jun 69
Staff Visit Food Services carried out by WO K Olson.
9 Jul 69
Handover parade. Lt. Colonel D Ackert changed command to Major C Madsen.
16 Jul 69
Staff visit CWO M Koroluk, ADTech – purpose of career management concerning ADTechs.
20 Aug 69
Lt. Colonel JF Edwards took over command of CFS Baldy Hughes from Major C Madsen. ADC Inspection Armament facilities by Sgt. T Hawkins.
29 Aug 69
Personnel from Department of Supply and Services will visit the base intermittently to 31 Mar 70 to service communications and terminal equipment.
9 Sep 69
An addition was built on to Building No. 2, Combined Mess, for the purpose of providing a "Combined Games Room" for Officers and Senior NCO’s. The room was designed to accommodate a full sized snooker table, tennis table, darts, shuffleboard, with sufficient room for a card table. The design allows access from either mess and can be set up for combined or individual use. Total cost allowed was $12,000 comprised of $5,000 grant from Canex, $6,000 volunteer labour and $1,000 CE Established Labour.
11 – 12 Sep 69
CHQ Supply Pride Analysis Two areas: Transport Supply Group and Repairable and Disposable Group considered efficiently operated. Other areas considered effectively managed.
20 Sep 69
Visit by Brigadier General CH Mussells, DGPSP, to discuss plans and problem areas in field of personnel support program.
7 Oct 69
Commander’s Inspection – Colonel Diggle.
31 Oct 69
Modification of the existing floor plan in Barrack Block No. 4 to permit accommodation of four TMQ’s. Remove 134 lineal feet of interior wall; install two each 17’ 0" supporting beams and two each 23’ 6" supporting beams across the living room areas; install 80 lineal feet of new wall; install new entrance way, kitchen cupboards, bath and closets. Total cost - $8,000.
5 – 7 Nov 69
United Appeal Campaign headed by Captain Tretick. $104.25 collected out of 37 places canvassed.
11 Nov 69
Lt. Colonel Edwards, CO, took the salute in the Royal Canadian Legion Parade on Remembrance Day.
17 Nov 69
Comm Sec Inspection from Edmonton carried out by Lt. RC Abbott and MWO ER Wood.
25 Nov 69
The outdoor skating rink was moved to a new site on the south-east side of the existing Trailer Park. CAF equipment was used to level a sub-base, materials were purchased to construct perimeter boards which were installed and painted with volunteer labour.
19 Dec 69
Briefing by Cpl. B Nicholson, RCMP, on the new laws affecting drivers in BC.
29 Dec 69
Foreman of Works position in CE filled. This position was vacant for the entire year, being filled on a temporary basis only. Mr. F Kamprath was transferred in from CFS Armstrong to fill the position on a permanent basis.
31 Dec 69
Construction of a standard stage II addition to the present Guard House which included removal of the space heating system, excavation and construction of floor and foundation, construction of frame work, completion of interior and exterior, laying hot process roof, installation of new electrical heaters and new fluorescent lighting, and painting of interior and exterior of building. Total cost was $8,800.
Operational Undertakings - 1969
12 live NORAD exercises were participated in.
Four EDP exercises were held: 11 Mar, 21 Apr, 8 – 9 Oct, 27 – 28 Nov