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Neville "Whit" Whitaker

Joined the Department of Transport (DOT) as a Radio Operator in 1941

Retired from the Department of Transport (DOT)  in 1967

 
 

 

1967 - A man who first became interested in radio as a "ham" operator over 45 years ago and has been one of the better known Canadian "hams" ever since has retired from the Department of Transport.

 

Neville ("Whit") Whitaker was born in East London, South Africa, and came to Canada in 1923 where he entered the service of the Imperial Bank of Canada as a junior in 1925.

 

He wrote the examination for his commercial radio operator's licence and joined the Department in 1941, serving at various times in Clyde River, St. John's, Nfld., and Ottawa, where he has been stationed for the past 15 years.

 

More than 100 friends and co-workers gathered in the G.E.M. club rooms last June 16 to honor Whit on his retirement and present him with gifts that included a skill saw, a purse of money and a vanity case for Mrs. Whitaker.

 

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