Sar Tech Honour Roll

Recognizing the inherent danger that is part of the Para Rescue/ Sar Tech trade, some of the members have paid the ultimate price and have given their lives in the demanding and necessary duty of Search and Rescue. May their lives in the demanding and necessary duty of Search and Rescue. May our Heavenly Father bless them all.

The Honour Roll is as follows:

ARMSTRONG, William 1969

PLATT, William 1971

LEMIEUX, Jerry 1971

LEMAY, Clement 1978

O’NEILL, Ronald 1980

Fisher, Wade 1980

COCKS, Rick 1980

YOUNG, Phillip Lloyd Cyril 1992

CRONIN, Darrell 1998

ROY, Jean 1998

NOEL, Kirk 2006

GILBERT, Janick 2011

SALESSE, Mark 2015

BARR, Alfred 2017

The Red Beret

Hush, my son, don’t cry,

Your too wise for your three years,

I can’t tell you why he died,

I don’t know how to dry your tears.  

 

I can tell you that he loved us,

I can tell you to great length,

But we weren’t the only ones,

That depended on his strength.

 

There were many other people,

With little boys like you,

That Daddy went to look for,

Because it is what he had to do.  

 

It’s not much consolation,

Though I tell you time again,

He died for what he lived for,

Along with seven other men.  

 

Someday you’ll be a man,

And go your separate way,

But I know I’ll be damned proud,

If you wear a RED BERET.

 

 

Written by ‘BETTE PLATT’ in memory of her husband Cpl Bill Platt, who was killed on duty in a Dakota Crash in 1971