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LCol Eugene Engyel, CD
- Born March 1928, Hungary
- Married: wife's first name Clare
- Emigrated 1950 to Canada
- Enrolled in the Canadian Army March 1950
-In a career spanning 28 years, served in Canada and overseas as an NCO with the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps in the following Regiments: Royal Canadian Dragoons, Fort Garry Horse, Lord Strathcona Horse and the 8th Canadian Hussars. Overseas postings included the UN forces in Egypt 1957-58) and Canadian Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany (1962-65 and 1969-73). Postings in Canada included Petawawa, Calgary, Borden and Gagetown.
-Commissioned 1980 as 2nd Lt in the Cadet Instructor List (Land). Positions at the Corps level included: Training Officer (4 yrs) and Corps Commanding Officer (6 years). Summer Training employment has included the following:
-Conducting Officer for Army Cadet Exchanges to Germany (1981, 1985)
-Conducting Officer for German Youth to Canada (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984)
-Company Commander for Cadet Leader Instructor Course at CFB Petawawa (rank of A/Maj) (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989)
-Promoted Major 1 Aug 1990 and position of Area Cadet Liaison Officer for Eastern Ontario.
- Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel 1 Feb 1992