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Capt Yvonne Bromley, CD

Born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1957, moved with the family to British Columbia at age 14. Graduated from Lord Tweedsmuir High School, Cloverdale in 1975. In 1976, moved to the Cariboo, and married in 1977. Over the next 10 years, had 2 sons and a daughter.

Enrolled in the CIC in 1983 with the 2887 Rocky Mountain Rangers under Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Forbes. Completed BOQ & received Queen’s Commission in 1984. Worked with the 2887 Rocky Mountain Rangers as Administration Officer.

Between 1983 and 1988 completed Lt Qualification, RSO Course and Capt Qualification, as well as a 3-week JOLC course in Ipperwash, Ontario in 1987. Assumed command from Capt. Gary Bromley in 1988, becoming the first female Commanding Officer of 2887 Rocky Mountain Rangers. Due to a lack of qualified officers in the area, continued as Administration Officer/Commanding Officer for the next four years.

During my tenure with the Rocky Mountain Rangers, the Corp trained a strong Biathlon team placing 3rd in their first Provincial Competition, held in Cranbrook, BC. The team went on the next year to win First Place in the Provincials for 3 years in a row, continuing on each time to the National Biathlon Competition held twice in Val Cartier, Quebec, and once in Petawawa, Ontario. Capt Y Bromley also assisted during Gold Star Qualification for two years held in Nanaimo, BC, and the annual Spring Rifle Camp for one year in Victoria, BC.

The 2887 Rocky Mountain Rangers hosted numerous exercises at their own local Camp Canama, including one of the first Regional Biathlon Competitions held in the interior region. Also hosted numerous Sibling Support Exercises (held every May) in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Ranger Militia Unit from Kamloops, with all the Rocky Mountain Ranger Cadet Corps of the interior participating. The Corp also enjoyed a tour of Fort Lewis Washington in the spring of 1989. In 1991, the 2887 hosted a 20th Anniversary Banquet for former Officers, Cadets, and friends.

Passed command on in 1992 to Capt Al Beck, received a CD in 1995, and continued on as Admin Officer with the Corp till 1996. . Spent the summer of 1996 at Vernon Army Cadet Camp as OC Communications, moving to the lower mainland after camp. Assisted with 2812 RCACC Surrey, B.C. as administrative support Sept 1999 to Feb 2000, then retired from the CIC.

Remarried in 2007, and currently living in Langley, BC.