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Col MJ (Mike) Anglesey RCASC

2 Mar 44-

Wings Presentation Dec 66 by AVM Stovel

Colonel Anglesey was born and educated in Peterborough, Ontario. After serving three years with the local militia unit, he joined the Canadian Army in 1963, and was commissioned in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in August 1964.

After serving two years as the Food Supply Officer at RCAF Stations Clinton and Centralia, Colonel Anglesey underwent pilot training at Centralia and Rivers, Manitoba, receiving his wings in December 1966.

Between 1967 and 1973, Colonel Anglesey served within the Tactical Helicopter community, first with 450 Sqn in St. Hubert, Quebec, flying the CH113A Voyageur and CH112 Hiller-Nomad, and then 427 Sqn in Petawawa, Ontario, flying the CH118 Iroquois and CH135 Twin Huey helicopters. During these six years he attended Canadian Forces Staff School and also converted to the C-45 Expeditor at Portage la Prairie, the CH136 Kiowa in Fort Worth, Texas, and the AH-1G Huey Cobra with the U.S. Army in West Germany.

Following two years at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa where he served as a pilot career manager, Colonel Anglesey was posted to 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, Comox, B.C., in 1975 as the Helicopter Flight Commander flying the CH113 Labrador.

In 1978/79, he attended the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College at Toronto and on graduation returned to National Defence Headquarters where he served with the Directorate of Air Operations and Training as the Search and Rescue section head.

After attending the continuous French language course at CFB Ottawa and St. Jean, Quebec in 1983/84, Colonel Anglesey was appointed Commanding Officer of 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, Trenton, Ontario, in August 1984. On promotion to his current rank in July 1986, Colonel Anglesey was posted to Air Command Headquarters in Winnipeg where he served first as Deputy Chief of Staff Regional Operations and later as Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel. In July 1989 he was appointed Base Commander, Canadian Forces Base Edmonton.

In August 1991 he was posted to Kingston, Ontario as a member of the National Defence College Course XLV. On graduation in July 1992 he returned to National Defence Headquarters and the Personnel Group as the Director Personnel Career Administration Officers. He took an early IAP retirement in Jan 95 and returned to Peterborough

Colonel Anglesey is married to the former Jane Collins of Peterborough, Ontario, and they have one son, Michael.