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Interviewer: Can you tell us, you mentioned teletype. Explain to us what it is? It's an electric teletype, it's an electric typing machine. It was electronic means of passing messages over circuits, whereas the typewriter sat in the stenographer's office and she typed the letters up. The teletype, you type the messages up and then send them out over the circuit and they're received at the other end on teletype and in page copy and they're ripped off and delivered to the individual that it's addressed to. We literally sent all government messages across this country by Signal Corps. Our teletype network right across this country was delivering all government traffic.

Mr. Dubinski describes teletype communications and the importance of the military’s communications infrastructure.

William Dubinski

William Dubinski was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on August 17, 1930. As a youth, he and several friends became train hoppers, travelling from job to job by rail, often staying in “hobo jungles”. One of his stops was in Calgary and it was there that he enlisted in the Canadian Signal Corps. Mr. Dubinski became a teletype operator and later became a communications instructor with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. He served overseas in Germany and as a peacekeeper in the Congo. His Canadian service included being the computer centre senior non-commissioned officer (NCO) during the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) crisis and Telecom manager for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, PQ.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
Person Interviewed:
William Dubinski
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Canadian Armed Forces
Master Warrant Officer

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