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David Triggs      (681656    Ex 1 Squadron, 2 Wing.)

 

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  • Born 21 Feb. 1940 Weymouth, Dorset.
  • Father, Royal Navy: Mother, Housewife (both deceased): Brother, Brian (Retired)
  • After graduating Halton 17 Dec. 1958, posted to RAF Gaydon, 232 Operational Conversion Unit for V-Bombers (Victor, Valiant and Vulcan).
  • 1960, Selected for Bloodhound ground-to-air missile training. Posted to 151 Wing, RAF North Luffenham.
  • 1963, Selected for nuclear weapons training, posted to RAF Tengah, Singapore.
  • 1966, Returned to UK, posted to RAF Abingdon.
  • Left Royal Air Force in 1968 and immigrated to Canada.
  • After several initial jobs, joined Ford Motor Company (Canada) in 1972. Worked as a line supervisor at the Windsor operations until 1976. Transferred to Human Resources as a Plant Safety Engineer.
  • After two promotions, was transferred to Ford US (Dearborn, Michigan) in 1987 as a Division Safety Engineer. Responsible for 9 Ford North American Engine Operations. (USA, Canada and Mexico).
  • In 1992, was appointed Division Safety Engineer for Ford Global Powertrain Operations, responsible for 33 Engine, Chasis, Transmission and Casting operations in USA, Canada, UK, Germany and Mexico.
  • Retired in December 1999. Continued to work for automotive industry on safety and training contract assignments.
  • Completely retired in August 2004.
  • Served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve for 12 years. Retired with the rank of Captain after a 4 year term as Commanding Officer, 364 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
  • Now living in Windsor, Ontario, just off Lake St Clair.
  • I am the proud father of a daughter (Karen), and two sons (Robert and Mark). Robert and his wife Lisa have blessed me with two beautiful grandchildren, Erica and Nicholas.
My plan for this new phase of my life is to consolidate my finances over the next four years in Canada and then, god willing, return to England.