Gary Bowser, a Board Member of the 8th Hussar Museum 50 years ago as an Air Cadet with 101 Moncton High School Cadet Corp at his first Remembrance Day Parade in 1965.
On Remembrance Day 2015, he was very proud and honored to place a wreath in Sussex for friend and board member Diane Lutes, in memory of her brother, F/O Robert Howard who was with the RCAF and was killed in service on a flight from Ottawa to NORAD HQ on 29 April 1960 when the entire crew were lost due to a weather related crash.
Over the past 50 years Gary has not missed a single Remembrance Day Service including those abroad and various locations across Canada with the exception of the one in Cyprus when he was on patrol during the service. Gary served more than 33 years with the Reserve and Regular Force 8th Hussars. Following his retirement he has continued to serve as a Commissionaire at CFB Gagetown for the past 14 years. He has been an avid supporter of the 8th Hussars Museum and has contributed many artefacts over the past 10 years. For the last 15 years he has assisted in the placing of the Memorial Wreath at the Fox Hill Cairn, home of the 8th Hussars.
Thanks Gary from all of us!