Gerald Poaps' Scrapbook
Gerald E. Poaps left the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1947 and became the ninth member of the Radio Propagation Laboratory, which was housed with the Royal Canadian Navy in the old A Building on Elgin Street in Ottawa. He has loaned us a collection of photographs which he made during his career with the DRB, DRTE and CRC, and we are showing a few of these photographs to indicate to others the types of equipment worked on and developed through his career, and the types of projects undertaken. Gerald retired from CRC in 1975.
Here is the note we received from Gerald in April
"I joined DRTE Radio Physics laboratory on December 10 1948. The group of nine personnel consisted of the following staff: Frank Davies, Rita Richard, Jim Scott, Jim Cox, Amour Warwick, Clair McKerrow, Jim Scott's analyst named Dave - I can't remember his last name, and the machinist named McQueen. Six of us had office space in the Armed Forces Headquarters Building A on Elgin Street Ottawa. Warwick, McKerrow, and McQueen were located in the machine shop building located on the Rideau River near the arboretum. About 1950 a small building was constructed beside the machine shop and the Radio Physics staff moved in. I have a photograph of the building taken in 1951. At this period in time, additional staff were employed. To name a few: Jack Meek, Dr. Percy Field, Marion Phillips, Ms. Fowler, Everett Stevens. An early phone book would provide a complete listing. I believe that I, at 87, am the oldest living member of the original RPL staff."