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Lawrence Oakley

Joined the Department of Marine and Fisheries as a Radio Beacon Operator in 1930

Retired as a Radio Inspector from the Radio Regulations Division

of the Department of Transport (DOT) in 1966

 
 

 

Lawrence A. D. Oakley, a radio inspector at Saint John, N.B., retired recently (1966).

 

A native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Mr. Oakley joined the Department of Marine and Fisheries at Toronto in 1930 as a radio beacon operator.

 

After four seasons on the Great Lakes, he joined the marine section of the R.C.M.P. in Halifax and served on various patrol boats.

 

In 1937 Mr. Oakley went back to the Department of Marine and for the next six years served at coastal stations and on government ships. He was then appointed a radio technician at Moncton air services region. In 1954 he returned to marine services in Halifax as technician in charge of Hudson Bay stations. In 1961 he made his final move to Saint John, N.B. as a radio inspector.

 

Prior to his retirement Mr. Oakley was honored by his colleagues and presented with a set of luggage and other gifts.

 

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