Capt. Wilfred B. Rimmer

Royal Canadian Engineers, Canadian Army

  • Enrolled in the Permanent Active Militia, Royal Canadian Engineers as Sapper – August 1939
  • Transferred to the Canadian Active Service Force – September 1939
  • Appointed Lance Corporal – June 1940
  • Promoted Acting Corporal April 1941
  • Promoted Temporary Corporal – July 1941
  • Promoted Temporary Sergeant – May 1942
  • Promoted Acting Staff Sergeant- July 1942
  • Reverted to Sergeant on Posting – September 1943
  • Honourably Released – January 1945
  • Enrolled in the Royal Canadian Air Force as Sergeant – January 1944
  • Honourably Released – January 1945
  • Enrolled Canadian Infantry Corps as Private – January 1945
  • Promoted Acting Corporal – September 1945
  • Promoted Acting Sergeant – November 1945
  • Promoted Sergeant – November 1945
  • Transferred to the Canadian Army Active Force, Royal Canadian Engineers as Sergeant – October 1946
  • Promoted Acting Staff Sergeant – May 1947
  • Promoted Staff Sergeant – May 1947
  • Promoted Warrant Officer Class 2 – February 1950
  • Promoted Officer Cadet – April 1951
  • Relinquished appointment of Officer Cadet – July 1951
  • Promoted Lieutenant, Royal Canadian Engineers – November 1952
  • Promoted Captain – October 1958
  • Honourably Released.
Defusing artillery shells during Suez crisis, Egypt 1959

Decorations, Campaign Stars, Medals and Other Awards

  • Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp
  • War Medal 1939–45
  • United Nations Emergency Force Medal
  • Canadian Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Military).

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