It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of former 12e, LCol (Ret.) Al Hardie, on April 13, 2022 at the age of 79. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family.
Here is a short excerpt from the Ottawa Citizen article :
<< Al began his military career in 1959 later attending the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (CMR), and graduating in 1964 with a degree in Economics and Political Science from the Royal Military College (RMC). He joined the 8th Canadian Hussars and then re-badged to the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada (12 RBC). A succession of military assignments followed inside Canada and overseas. Al’s favourite part of military life was travelling. Deployments and special assignments within Canada included moves to Ottawa, Valcartier, Petawawa, Toronto, and Gagetown. Overseas assignments for NATO and the United Nations took him to Germany, Finland, Cyprus, Kenya, Somalia, and Honduras. In total, Al spent 39 years with the Canadian military retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1998. >>
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