LCol Alan Webster, MBE, MiD, CD (Ret'd)

    • LCol Alan Webster, MBE, MiD, CD (Ret'd)
    • RCE Badge EIIR

    We regret to advise of the death of Lt Col Alan Webster MBE, MiD, CD (Retd) at age 96 on 5 January 2004.

    Alan graduated in engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1933 and joined 6th Field Comapny as an Officer Cadet in 1935. Lt Webster went overseas to the United Kingdom in 1940 and served with different units for the next three years. In 1944-45 he commanded 8th Field Park Company and 1st Mechanical Equipment Company in the rank of Major.

    On return to the Vancouver area after the war, he worked with the Federal Government until retirement in 1972. Serving with the Militia for many years, he first commanded the 22nd Field Squadron, RCE in New Westminster. In 1949 he was promoted Lieutenant Colonel to command the 7th Field Engineer Regiment that included the 6th and 22nd Field Squadrons and 54th Field Park Squadron. Alan was very active in the Military Engineers Association of Canada and was National President 1952-53.

    Donations may be made to the charity of your choice A celebration of Alan's life will be held at Queen's Ave United Church in New Westminster on Monday 12 January at 11:00 a.m.