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Manuals Most Appreciated!

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Manuals Most Appreciated!

There were a number of things from the not terribly exciting Y2K exercise where everything, my job was actually to get the army ready for the millennium rollover and again I worked with a very small team of wonderful people and, you know, it was seamless. We were all sitting there going we hope this all works. It rolled ahead brilliantly. The planning and preparation, folks just dug in and made sure that it all went perfectly. To the more unusual situations overseas, one of the situations that pops out - the Americans gave the electrical company 250 trucks so that they would have the vehicles to be able to go around and repair power failures and do inspections and the like. But unfortunately American manuals are all only in English. I wrote back to a friend of mine who is in the electrical mechanical engineers and I asked him for one set of the maintenance manuals for the vehicles both from depot level repair all the way up to driver maintenance. And with this one set of books you would have thought that I had given the folks in Haiti more than the 250 trucks because Canadian manuals are bilingual, side by side. They were more overjoyed to get the one set of manuals then they were the 250 trucks because now they could keep them running and continue to do a great job and keep the lights on.

Mr. Mac Culloch tells of how the power company was provided with 250 trucks yet one set of manuals was more appreciated!!

Wayne Mac Culloch

Wayne Mac Culloch was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1953 and grew up in Quebec. He began his studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 18 and would serve as a military engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 40 years. During his long and varied career, Mr. Mac Culloch served across Canada and took part in three overseas deployments to the Balkans and one to Haiti before being medically discharged with the rank of major. Still having a passion to serve, he went on to work as a civilian employee with the Department of National Defence. Since 2004, Mr. Mac Culloch has volunteered his time and talents to help deliver the “Peace Module” during the Historica Encounters with Canada program in Ottawa. Week after week, he has engaged with youth from coast to coast and educated them about the sacrifices and achievements of Canadians who have served in uniform over the years.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
November 9, 2016
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Wayne Mac Culloch
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Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces

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