WO Trevor "Trapper" Allen (Ret'd), MM, CD

    • WO Trevor "Trapper" Allen (Ret'd), MM, CD
    • RCEME Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Trevor "Trapper" Allen MM, MiD, CD at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton NB on 17 October 2003.

    Trapper was born in England but moved to Canada at an early age.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers whose career spanned 27 years.  He was a WW II veteran who served in England, Italy, France, Holland and Germany and was Mentioned in Dispatches for his distinguished service.  He later served in Korea where he received the Military Medal for recovery operations on the Sherman Armoured Recovery Vehicle.

    After Korea Trapper’s army service took him to Cyprus, Egypt, Wainwright AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Saint John NB, Halifax NS and Baffin Island NT.  His final posting from 1964 to 1972 was as Engineering Technician Sergeant Major (ETSM) for 2 Field Squadron, Canadian Forces Base Gagetown NB.  After his retirement from the Army, he remained in Gagetown working with Base Maintenance Section until fully retiring in 1987. Trapper took special pride in helping military personnel, both active and retired, in their dealings with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

    Visitations will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home, in Oromocto NB, on 20 October followed by a tribute service by the Royal Canadian Legion Oromocto Branch # 93.  The funeral service will be held at St Luke's Chapel, CFB Gagetown, on 21 October.  Interment will be in the Burton NB Cemetery at a later date.  Donations may be made a charity of one’s choice. {gdApr2016kh}