Fonds BEE - Roger Beebe fonds

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Roger Beebe fonds

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CA ON00420 BEE

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  • 1964-1968 (Creation)
    Beebe, Roger

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102 photographs: col. Slides; 7 crests

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Born in 1944, Roger Beebe was a cadet with the First North Saskatchewan Infantry during his teen years. In 1963, he joined the Royal Canadian Airforce (RCAF) as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. He spent four of his six years of service stationed in NATO bases in Europe with 1 Wing in Marville, France, and Lahr, Germany. During his RCAF career he worked on the CF-104, NATO aircraft, CF-5 and T-33. His last posting with the RCAF was with 434 Squadron at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake.

After leaving the RCAF, Beebe was an Avionics Technician and Mechanic at Wardair from 1969 to 1972. He then moved to become an Avionics Technician for Air Canada from 1972 to 1974. Later in 1974, he joined the Ontario Ministry of Transport and Communications as Senior Vehicle Safety Systems Research Technician. The following year he became Avionics Inspector with Transport Canada. He occupied successive posts at Transport Canada, including: Avionics Inspector from 1975 to 1978; Superintendent Manufacturing, Repair and Overhaul from 1978 to 1980; Superintendent, Avionics from 1980 to 1982; Chief, Maintenance and Manufacturing, 1982 to 1992; Regional Director, Airworthiness, for the Western Region from 1992 to 1995; Acting Regional Director, Aviation, for the Western Region in 1995; Regional Director, Civil Aviation, for the Prairie and Northern Region, from 1996 to 2005; and, Senior Advisor to the Regional Director-General, for the Prairie and Northern Region, from 2005 to 2007.

Upon his retirement, Beebe set up a consulting company called Plane Talk Consulting specializing in advisory services on civil aviation regulatory issues. He also pursued an active volunteer career at the Royal Canadian Legion and in his local community. He has held executive positions with the Canadian Aviation Historical Society.

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Donated in 2015.

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Fonds consists of 102 colour slides taken between 1964-1968 of NATO aircraft and the airbases where RCAF 1 Wing was stationed in Marville, France, and Lahr, Germany. Fonds also consists of 7 crests owned by Roger Beebe during the course of his RCAF career. Slides and crests are arranged in a numeric order established in the initial inventory.

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Initial inventory available upon request.

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A. Torrance, 2018-03-16.

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