North Thompson vet: Norm LaBelle

Originally from Alberta, Gilbert Charles Norman (Norm) LaBelle joined the RCAF in 1953 at 20 years of age

Norm LaBelle

Originally from Alberta, Gilbert Charles Norman (Norm) LaBelle joined the RCAF in 1953 at 20 years of age. He took basic training at St. Jean, Quebec and trades training as a firefighter at Borden, Ontario.

His postings included Claresholm, Alberta, No. 30 AMB (Air Materiel Base) at Langar, England, St. Huberts, Quebec, Churchill, Manitoba, 4(F) Wing Baden-Solingen, Germany and Namao, Alberta.

After discharge LaBelle worked in B.C. Corrections at Haney, Clearwater Forest Camp and Bear Creek Camp.

 

He has been a member of Vavenby and District Royal Canadian Legion Branch 259 for 40 years and held every position except treasurer. LaBelle has been involved with the Poppy Campaign every year since he joined, although not as much lately as he did earlier.

 

 

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