I was born into a military family.
My father joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1963.
I came into the world back in ’71
My medical records indicate that my parents were already living in military housing when I was born.
I’ve lived from one side of this country to the other. My father’s postings took me from Nova Scotia to Alberta. I settled into British Columbia on my own.
As a kid I lived on CFB Shearwater, CFB Summerside, CFB Namao, CFB Gresibach, CFB Downsview, and then back to Greisbach for one last posting.
I lived in 7 different PMQs on 5 different bases in 4 different provinces by the time I was 12.
As a kid, I was under the supervison of various social service agencies across Canada, and I was also in the foster care system.
I’m currently a 4th class power engineer and I’m the Acting Chief Engineer of the plant where I work.
I started blogging about my experiences as a sexually abused military dependant solely due to the slip of the tongue of a Canadian Forces National Investigation Service investigator.
Hopefully one day I will be sucessful in having the Canadian Armed Forces own up to their tarnished past when child sexual abuse on the bases was downplayed and ignored.