Episode 025 Cpl Frank Reid Part I

Corporal Frank Reid is a veteran, author and playwright who spent 8 years (1972-1979) in the Canadian Army with the majority of the time spent on overseas taskings. Frank is an expert on this military time period during the Cold War. Frank does extensive public speaking on military living history.

Frank works with veterans groups to further the cause of veterans’ issues. Frank is a founding member and past President of the Royal Canadian Regiment Association of Waterloo. He has recently written a novel “1972-1979 A Canadian Soldier at Peace”. This novel is based on his experiences on peacekeeping operations in Cyprus in 1974-1975 during the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey as well as NATO operations in Europe during the Cold War years.

When he is not doing research for his second novel or interviewing ex-military personnel for a future documentary, Frank spends many hours doing organic gardening and studying herbalism.

You may contact Frank at frankwreid57@yahoo.com or at his website www.artistsreids.ca .  Frank is also part of the Facebook Group known as The Mess Tent.

Are you looking for details about the service or sacrifice of your family members?  Check out the records preserved at Library and Archives Canada.

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Frank Joins the Canadian Armed Forces in 1972.


Pte Reid graduates from Basic Training in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia.


Pte Reid and the Infantry Basic Training graduating class of 1973, wearing the cap badge of the Royal Canadian Regiment.


Frank enjoys some down time on the back of an M113 while on exercise with 3 Mech Commando in Germany.

Cyprus 1974


Cpl Reid deploys to Cyprus.

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