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A lookback at Fred Fisher VC
« on: June 03, 2008, 17:25:21 »
With all the new VC news items its time to look back at Canadian VC History

See www.cobwfa.ca FRED FISHER VC - by a former CO of The Lincoln And Welland Regiment

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Re: A lookback at Fred Fisher VC
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 20:23:45 »
Excellent article by Bill Smy who is, I believe, a poster on this forum.

Would that all biographies could be so well written.

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Re: A lookback at Fred Fisher VC
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 16:44:45 »
Further to Fred Fisher's time with the 13th Battalion CEF, I noticed that the name of his Commanding Officer was Frederick Loomis.  Frederick Loomis later became a Major-General and commanded the 3rd Canadian Division during the war.

There was a fine officer of the RCR who became a Major-General also from Montreal by the name of Dan Gordon Loomis.  Would I be correct in believing that they are father and son or somehow else related?

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Re: A lookback at Fred Fisher VC
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008, 16:51:15 »
Major General Dan Loomis and I worked in the same area in CFHQ when he was a senior LCol. He mentioned once that his father had been a major general.

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Re: A lookback at Fred Fisher VC
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 09:50:05 »
Old Sweat,

Thanks for the reply.  Frederick Loomis must be Dan Loomis' father after all.

According to Dan Loomis' biography he worked as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Directorate of Strategic Planning from February 1971 to July 1972.  Were you too a strategic planner?  Loomis was transferred there right after commanding 1RCR during the October Crisis.  Did the two of you ever discuss that?  He wrote a book about his experiences published in 1984 called 'Not Much Glory: Quelling the FLQ'.

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Re: A lookback at Fred Fisher VC
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 10:28:54 »
Exspy

I was the SO to the Director General Plans at the time. I never discussed the FLQ Crisis with Loomis at the time, perhaps because it was so fresh and we had other fish to fry at the time.

Sorry,

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