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Harold R. Newcombe

Started om 1928 - Retired in 1965

 
 

 

Controller of Radio Regulations W. A. Caton, Mr. and Mrs. Newcombe and Mrs. Pauline Fisher, formerly secretary to Mr. Caton.

 

Harold R. Newcombe, superintendent, radio authorization and enforcement, retired at the end of June 1965 after 37 years of government service.

 

Born at Yarmouth, N.S. in 1905, Mr. Newcombe moved to Simcoe, Ontario with his family and attended elementary and high school there.

 

In 1928 he joined the old Department of Marine and Fisheries as a junior radio operator and was assigned to duty on the East Coast and in the Hudson Straits area. During the summer of 1929 he served aboard the Montcalm on the famed Hudson Straits expedition.

 

Mr. Newcombe was promoted to senior radio operator in 1930 and six years later was assigned to headquarters as an acting radio inspector. The following year he was promoted to radio inspector and remained as such throughout the war, carrying out progressively more responsible positions. In 1954 he became a technical officer and in 1958 was promoted to superintendent, radio authorization and enforcement.

 

Mr. Newcombe looks forward to enjoying the days of retirement ahead with his wife and two daughters, Irene, 21, and Marilyn, 19.

 

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