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Biography

Capt Lee Fraser

 

Captain Fraser showed an interest in flying as a young
boy when he spent many hours flying with his father. In 1955, he
joined Number 52 Calgary Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets;
which was the beginning of his military career. Following
completion of his high school education, he joined the Royal
Canadian Air Force. After a short tour at RCAF Station St. Jean
Quebec; because of a physical problem, Captain Fraser returned
to civilian life in Calgary. In 1975, while living in Drayton
Valley, Alberta, he became involved with the local air cadet
squadron, receiving the Queen's Commission in March of that year
and became their Administration Officer.

In 1988, Captain Fraser and family moved to Salmon Arm and shortly thereafter their son decided he wanted to be an army cadet. Since the Fraser parents have always been involved in their children's interests, Captain Fraser again offered his services, and became Administration' Officer under the command of the late Captain George Markin. Captain Fraser assumed temporary command of 1787 Rocky Mountain Rangers upon the retirement of Captain Markin and was appointed Commanding Officer on 1 May 1993.

Captain Fraser is employed in the Automotive Industry in
Salmon Arm where he lives with Norma, his wife of 27 years. They
have two children; daughter Robyn, who was recently married and
lives in Greater Vancouver where she works in Social Services
and Brent, who presently is employed in the Yukon Territory as a
cook. In his spare time, Captain Fraser is an ardent model
railroader and enjoys boating, traveling, and automobiles.