Maj David Platt, CD (Ret’d)

    • Maj David Platt, CD (Ret’d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Major David Platt, CD (Ret’d) on 7 December 2017 at age 71 after a stay at Mt. Sinai Medical Centre in Toronto, ON.

    David started his military career in 1962 with a short tour as a private with the Royal Regiment of Canada, the reserve unit at Fort York Armory in Toronto. He rejoined the Royals as an officer in the early 1970s but then moved to Ottawa after for several years and joined 3rd Field Squadron and the Canadian Military Engineers. David was appointed Commanding Officer of that unit (1988- 89).

    David  then transferred to the Regular Force in 1991 and joined the National Defence Headquarters staff of the Director of Military Engineers for three years (1991- 94). During this assignment he deployed on the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) during the Yugoslav Wars. Following his NDHQ tour David joined the headquarters of the Canadian Forces Recruiting Education and Training System in 1994 for several years before taking on responsibilities at the new Militia Training Support Centre at Meaford, ON (1998/99) and with the new organization of the Land Forces Central Area Training Centre (2000-02).  David retired from the Canadian Forces in 2006

    Following his military career David completed a degree in architecture and achieved his M.Arch at Ryerson University in 2010.  Upon graduating, David was recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada by the award of the Student Medal for being the top student in his graduating class. He was also placed on their Honour Roll for those who have achieved high academic standing in their graduating class. In his retirement, David supported and contributed to a number of charities.

    By David’s request, cremation has taken place and his ashes are to be sent to England for burial by his relatives there. There will be a celebration of David’s life in the New Year. {khDec17} [zsp]