12 Service Battalion Museum

MUSEUM CHRONICLES
HISTORICAL & TRADITIONAL ANECDOTES
of 12 SERVICE BN and PREDEESSORS


Senior Appointments

By Larry Watkins

INTRODUCTION: Every Battalion size unit in the Canadian Forces have Honorary Colonels, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonels, Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant-Majors. From time to time unit members will be interested in the names of their unit’s Honoraries and Commanders. The following is a list, to date.

HONORARY COLONELS

1965-67        Col NC Sherman, OBE, CD
1967-76        BGen J Bishop, CD
1976-85        Col H Stansfield, O ST J, CD
1985-92        Col A Langmuir, CD
1992-98        Col WG Robinson, CD
1998-2007    Col LA Watkins, OMM, CD
2008-2010    Col H Eppich

HONORARY LIEUTENANT COLONELS

1965-72        Col JH Sturdy, OBE, CD
1972-76        LCol H Stansfield,CD
1976-79        LCol G Marrotte, CD
1979-85        LCol A Langmuir, CD
1985-92        LCol WG Robinson, CD
1992-98        LCol LA Watkins, OMM, CD
2004-2009    LCol HY Lee, CD

COMMANDING OFFICERS

1965-67        LCol JRM McKay, CD
1967-71        LCol A Langmuir, CD
1972-74        LCol WG Robinson, CD
1974-77        LCol S Dzuba, CD
1977-81        LCol LA Watkins, CD
1981-84        LCol HY Lee, CD
1984-85        LCol RM Murray, CD
1985-88        LCol KG Mortensen, CD
1988-91        LCol JD Gemmell, CD
1991-93        LCol KA McLeod, CD
1993-97        LCol LAR Watkins, CD
1997-2000    LCol MJL Kennedy, CD
2000-2004    LCol EA Brown, CD
2004-2009    LCol RO Acconci, CD, AdeC

REGIMENTAL SERGEANTS MAJOR

1965-69        CWO FJN Peterson, CD
1969-72        CWO D Hatfull, CD
1972-75        CWO DG Wilson, CD
1975-78        CWO JD Gemmell, CD
1978-79        CWO FJN Peterson, MMM CD
1979-80        CWO G Markin,CD
1980-81        CWO LK Wells, CD
1981-83        CWO M Mah, CD
1983-85        CWO JB Dutton, CD
1985-90        CWO DE Dyck, CD
1990-96        CWO RW Bull, CD
1996-2003    CWO JW Halldorson, CD
2003-2009    CWO CP Sorensen