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And then inside the camp if it’s a day off there is sick parade every morning because people in the camp are always getting sick or hurt. The boys always played floor hockey in the night between the two buildings. They would go running so there’s twisted ankles. There are movies to be watched, things to be cleaned. Checking out the camp for vermin. I used to go with the warrant and we’d be looking for rats and wild animals on the camp trying to control them. We had a bit of an old water bladder we hooked up as a hot tub on the far end of the camp come fall because the guys were coming back in form their patrol, they’re cold, they’re damp so to warm up we’d throw them in the hot tub for a while. So we had to set that up for a while and maintain just like you would at home, all the chemicals in it so that was one of our little projects. There was always these little projects on the camp to do to help to keep you busy and stuff like that.

Mr. Williams describes the setup of camp within the soldiers compound and how they entertained themselves.

Andy Williams

Mr. Williams was born June 24, 1964 in Trenton, Ontario. His father being in the Air Force, Mr. Williams had the strong desire to join, however, when his time came, the decision for service would be army and began his training career as an army medic. In 1985 he joined as a reservist and spent 25 years with the Regular Force. In 1997, Mr. Williams was deployed to Bosnia with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse Royal Canadians holding rank of master corporal. Another opportunity for a posting was exercised in 1998 when he deployed to Kosovo, this time with the 1 Service Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment. Mr. William’s army career as a medic took him to many In-Canada posting serving with the Canadian military and upon retirement resides in Berwick, Nova Scotia with his wife and family.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
March 19, 2014
Person Interviewed:
Andy Williams
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Canadian Armed Forces
Lord Strathcona’s Horse

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