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François (Frank) Richards

Joined the Department of Marine and Fisheries as a Radio Operator in 1926

Retired from the Radio Regulations Division

of the Department of Transport (DOT) in 1967

 
 

 

1967 - A man who says he plans to "just putter around for awhile" has retired from the Department of Transport after more than 41 years of service.

 

Francois (Frank) Richards, who joined the Department of Marine and Fisheries as a radio operator at Halifax in May 1926, was supervisor of the radio frequency and call sign assignment sub­section of the Radio Regulations Division when he retired.

 

Mr. Richards worked as a radio operator for 11 years before he was transferred to Montreal. There he spent two years as an inspector of radio regulations, then spent the next 16 years as a radio technician working out of Montreal, a job which took him across most of eastern Canada from Montreal to the Maritimes and into the Arctic.

 

In 1955, he was appointed to headquarters where he has worked ever since.

 

And what are his plans for retirement?

 

"Oh, I think I'll go back to the Maritimes for a visit, take a trip to California, and then head back to Ottawa to look after my garden," said Mr. Richards.

 

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