CANADIAN SPECIAL OPS Weatherbee, Edgar James

The Secret Hunters
By Anthony Kemp, Prince Yurka Galitzine

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Weatherbee
  • FORENAME
Edgar James
  • UNIT
Canadian Airborne Regiment
  • RANK
Warrant Officer
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Medal of Bravery
  • PLACE
Canada 1977
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
badly injured saving a fellow soldier from falling to his death at Camp Borden,Ontario
 

CITATION:

Medal of Bravery : On 30 October 1977, at Camp Borden, Ontario, WO Edgar Weatherbee of CFB Trenton saved a comrade from falling to his death. The two were taking part in a paratroop exercise from a Hercules aircraft. WO Weatherbee jumped from port side and the other man followed from starboard. The latter was drawn beneath the aircraft by the propeller blast and became entangled in WO Weatherbee's parachute, causing it to collapse. As they fell it became apparent that the man could only be freed if the other deployed his reserve parachute. They were thus separated, and WO Weatherbee managed to seize his companion and control his fall. The man made a soft landing but WO Weatherbee suffered a compressed vertebra and has been forbidden further parachute duty.
  • Awarded on: December 22, 1978
  • Invested on: March 09, 1979

WEB LINKS:

https://www.gg.ca/en/honours/recipients/121-57203
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