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18JUL12 Sergeant (Ret'd) Billy Willbond M S M  C D  & Lt Gov Steven Point | by natoveterans
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18JUL12 Sergeant (Ret'd) Billy Willbond M S M C D & Lt Gov Steven Point

Billy Willbond,originally from the Gatineau Hills, and the Ottawa Valley, and the city of Ottawa, joined the Canadian Army at the age of 17 and trained at the Depot and served with the QOR of C in Calgary, Germany, Victoria and Cyprus and was ops sgt for the Cdn AB Regt in Edmonton 68-71 and later for the Special Service Force (SFF) 77-78 in Petawawa, prior to retirement from the Army. Afterwards, he worked as a jail guard and communications member for CSPD for 23 years. He is a China Specialist and was trained by the Army to speak Chinese. He is President and CEO of ICROSS CANADA, and Secretary of the Mark Isfeld Memorial Chapter of CAVUNP. He has been awarded the CSPS Municipal Long Service Police Commemorative Medal. He is a member of the QOR Assn, the PPCLI Assn, the Piklee retired WOs and Sr NCOs Club, DZ VI, a past president of the Victoria Numismatic Society, and a life member of the AIRBORNE Assn, and a life member of local XII the BC Federation of Peace Officers. Billy writes poetry, in his words not good poetry, but words with a message for helping our wounded etc. Billy is married to Lynne, nee Nimmo of Saanichton. Lynne and Billy have four girls all are married and they have provided the happy couple with nine grandchildren, seven boys and two girls.

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Taken on July 18, 2012