Tag Archives: Royal Canadian Navy

Episode 040 – HCol Bill Graham

William Carvel “Bill” Graham PC QC CM (born March 17, 1939) is a former Canadian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence, Leader of the Opposition and interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Graham grew up in Montreal and Vancouver, and he was educated at Upper Canada College, Trinity College at the University of Toronto, the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and the University of Paris. As a student, he traveled in […]

Episode 037 – Col John Conrad

Col Conrad has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Masters in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario.  He was commissioned as a Naval Officer (MARS) in May, 1987. After retraining as an army combat logistics officer he has served in virtually every command billet possible in 1 Service Battalion in Western Canada from platoon commander to Commanding Officer in 2005-2006.  Over half of his career has been spent with the Army of the West in 1 Canadian […]

Episode 029 CPO1 Tom Riefesel

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Riefesel, MMM, CD joined the Royal Canadian Navy on 22 December 1982 as a Signalman Sea 261. In September 1983, he joined his first ship, HMCS Assiniboine. Over the length of his career, he progressed from Signalman, to Yeoman Signals, Combat Chief, Chief Yeoman of Signals NATO Standing Naval Force Atlantic, Chief Naval Communicator at Sea Training Atlantic. CPO1 Riefesel served on 8 different destroyers, frigates and AORs, HMCS Assiniboine, HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Protecteur, […]

Canadian Military History Podcast Promo

Welcome back to a new season of the Canadian Military History Podcast.  For those that are just joining, here is a short promo that serves to demonstrate what this podcast is all about. Please have a listen and feel free to share with your friends and contacts. More new episodes are coming and will be released weekly. Don’t forget that you can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You still enjoy Amazon’s great prices, but a portion of your […]