Sgt Roy Malcolm Hogben, CD (Ret’d)

    • Sgt Roy Malcolm Hogben, CD (Ret’d)
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    • Sgt Roy Malcolm Hogben, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Roy Malcolm Hogben, CD (Ret’d) of  Elizabethtown ON, on 1 October 2018 at the age of 78.

    Roy was born in southern Ontario.  He took his initial Sapper training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC, and became a career sapper who served for 30-plus years. During his military career, Roy was posted to 1 Field Squadron in Petawawa, 3 Field Squadron in Chilliwack, 4 Field Squadron in Germany, and finally, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment in Petawawa.     

    Roy qualified on the Shallow Water Dive Course  6603 in 1966 at the  Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific). Combat diving then became the focus of his career. He was the backbone and technical expert of unit dive teams wherever he served.   Roy was the go-to river man in Petawawa for many years and was an important part of the unit fabric. He was awarded Combat Diver Coin 0001 in 1991 in recognition of his being the most senior continuously current combat diver in the Canadian Forces. Roy retired from the Canadian Forces in 1993 and pursued a career as an alarms specialist.

    Cremation took place in Elizabethtown ON.