Born in Belleville, ON. 14 Nov 1939, George enlisted in Alexandria, ON. 3 Aug/56 in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals as an Apprentice Soldier. He re-mustered to the Army Physical Training Cadre in Dec 59. During his service he served at Kingston (twice); RMC; Montreal; UN Forces Cyprus; Lahr/Germany; Borden (CFSPER); Gagetown; Cornwallis and Trenton.
George retired from CFB Trenton as the Senior PERI (MWO) in Sep 1987 after 31 years of service. During his retirement Years he has dabbled at Auctioneering; Real Estate; Car Sales and now owns a manufacturing business called SEPTIC-COP, an organic digester for septic systems with national distribution through WAL-MART and other distributors. Now living in Trenton, ON; a “Grunt” surrounded by “Pigeons!”
A summary of his Decorations/Awards/Achievements are as follows:
1967- Chief of Defence Staff, Citation for Bravery.” In recognition of his actions on the 7 August 1967 at Kyrenia, Cyprus when he leapt into the Mediterranean Sea to swim to the aid of a comrade who had encountered difficulties whilst swimming and was in danger of drowning. His initiative and prompt action resulted in a successful rescue”. Ed Note: According to George, he thought the guy was the bartender who had the keys to the bar with him.
* 1972 – Awarded “CD” (took 16 years to get a 12 year medal) ???
* 1981 – Certified Level 5A, International Amateur Boxing Official;
* 1984 – Presented the OMM;
* 1990 – Inducted into The Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame;
* 1998 – Inducted into The Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame (Boxing) and
* 2004 – Inducted into The Boxing Ontario Hall of Legends.
MASTER WARRANT OFFICER
Elected to the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement in BOXING
Competed for the Royal Canadian School of Signals – 17 Bouts – 15 Wins/2 losses
Eastern Ontario Area Lightweight Champion
Coached the Royal Military College Boxing Team
Vice-President of Boxing Ontario
Officiated 8 Canadian National Championships, 7 Provincial Championships, 2 Canada Winter Games, and 2 Ontario Winter Games
President of New Brunswick Boxing Association
Provincial Coach for the New Brunswick Boxing Team at the Canada Winter Games
Member of the Board of Directors – Canadian Amateur Boxing Association
Officiated USA vs Canada International Boxing
Certified Level 5A referee and Judge for the Amateur International Boxing Association. Officiated at the Multi-National Canada Cup
Member of the Board of Directors – Boxing Ontario
Officiated President’s Cup in Indonesia – Selected Best Official
Inducted into Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame