For the past thirty years, since 1994, thanks to the dedication and leadership of two very good friends, Wayne Moore, and Butch Whitlaw, we have been privileged to be members of the SUPRAD Oldtimer’s Association.

Since then the SupRad Oldtimers Association Members have gotten together for an informal lunch/meeting called “The GAGGLE,” the second Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December) at the CFS Leitrim All Ranks Mess. The “Gaggle” is so named because we do not recognize a leader/president.  A group organizes the various events and keeps the system operating. All members are equal. When an individual joins the old-timer association they leave their rank/status behind and participate as a FRIEND.

The Association also hosts an Annual Oldtimers Reunion in June at the CFS Leitrim All Ranks Mess for all trades and civilians who have served within the SUPRAD Community. 

This Association was created:

  • To provide an avenue for friends and peers to remain in contact; 
  • Raise money for charities;
  • An Annual Service of Remembrance at the former HMCS Gloucester Cairn site. 

All are always welcome! 


Eligibility for a SUPRAD Oldtimers Association Lifetime Membership 

Each applicant must qualify within the following criteria:

– All military trades/occupations that served within the Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio System (CFSRS) or the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group (CFIOG); 

– All civilian personnel that served within the CFSRS or CFIOG Stations/Units and are sponsored by a current member of the association and approved by a majority vote by the membership committee;

– The SUPRAD Oldtimers Association Membership Committee may enrol individuals for special contributions on behalf of the association and

– All memberships issued prior to Nov 1, 2005 will be considered as charter members – waiving all eligibility requirements.

– There can be no Oldtimer Association Membership awarded posthumously.

– Each membership has a $20.00 administration fee that covers an engraved metal plaque with the members name, a cross once deceased and the mailing costs. 

-All remaining funds will be utilized to send condolences as needed on behalf of our association.

Anyone that is eligible and wishing to apply for a SUPRAD Oldtimer’s Association Lifetime Membership can send their name, home address, postal code, email address, and $20.00 payment to Butch Whitlaw directly. Include a brief comment on your connection to the SUPRAD Command.

MB (Butch) Whitlaw

68 Woodfield Drive

Nepean, ON. K2G 0A3


 Friends forever

Web Administrator – Dave Berry




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