CANADIAN EPICS IN RADIOCOMMUNICATION
ALUMNI WHO LIVED THE ADVENTURE OF RADIO
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHISTS - SPARKS - RADIO PIONEERS
RADIO OPERATORS - RADIO TECHNICIANS
RADIO TECHNOLOGISTS - RADIO ENGINEERS
RADIO INSPECTORS - SPECTRUM MANAGERS
ÉPOPÉES CANADIENNES EN RADIOCOMMUNICATION
LES ANCIENS QUI ONT VÉCU L'AVENTURE DE LA RADIO
TÉLÉGRAPHISTES SANS FIL - PIONNIERS DE LA RADIO
OPÉRATEURS RADIO - TECHNICIENS RADIO
TECHNOLOGUES RADIO - INGÉNIEURS RADIO
INSPECTEURS RADIO - GESTIONNAIRES DU SPECTRE
Darrell DeBow Promoted Chief of T & W
The promotion of Darrell Edward DeBow, Staff Training Officer, to Chief Personnel Training and Welfare has been announced. He succeeds Dennis A. Wood who has resigned.
Darrell came to Personnel Services from the Meteorological Branch of the Department, starting as a Met. Assistant at Dartmouth, N.S., in May 1945. With four years of experience in the Eastern Arctic at Port Harrison Radiosonde Station, where he went in 1946, the new Chief of Training and Welfare has obtained a good appreciation of life in a D.O.T. station in the rugged Arctic.
In 1950 Mr. DeBow returned to the bright lights again, having been promoted to Senior Observer in the District Aviation Forecast Office, Moncton. From there he came to Ottawa, after qualifying as a Staff Training Officer under a training programme of the Civil Service Commission.
Mr. DeBow was born in Elgin, N.B., matriculated from Elgin High and graduated from New Brunswick Provincial Teacher's College at Fredericton, N.B. in 1939. He taught school for one year.
From 1942-45, Darrell was in the aircraft industry, first at Fairchild Aircraft and Later Clarke Ruse Aircraft Company in the Maritimes where he was Personnel Recruiting and Training Officer. One of his major responsibilities here was the selection and training of major portion of work force of 1200 in two plants. In the aircraft factory where he worked, Darrell sayshe helped rig the first Anson aircraft produced in Canada. He was associated in the production or repair of such well known aircraft as Harvard, Norseman, Hudson, Canso, Ventura, Curtis Helldiver, Widgeon and Goose.
From his knowledge of Eskimo life gleaned from his posting at Port Harrison, Mr. DeBow has written several articles on Eskimoes which appeared in "MacLeans" and "Science Digest".