The Bill Hillman Military Tribute Series
Presents
Canadian Joint Air Training Centre
CJATC RIVERS, MANITOBA

CPL JOHN R. MILLER AT CJATC RIVERS
Son Glen Miller Shares Memories of his Dad's Favourite Posting
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Thank you for being the guardian of the history of CJATC Rivers, youíve done a great job.
When I went visited the base in 2014 it was quite a surreal experience.
I hopped the gate and walked around everywhere and took a lot of photos.
I also took a rock as a memento. I wish I could have seen it in its heyday.
So far Iíve been to three abandoned bases, Rivers, Picton ON, and an old radar station at Foymount ON.
I joined the CAF in 1983 as a reservist then transferred to the regular force in 1985.
I retired in 2019 and transferred back to the reserves and now work with my local army cadet corps.

I am sharing what I have found from dad's stuff from Rivers.
I am not sure of the years he served at Rivers but he did mention that it was his favourite posting.
He joined the CAF in 1951 and was in until 1965, he was medically released due to heart problems.
I have a lot of photos but I believe they are all from his time in Germany.

I am very proud to see my dads face preserved in the history of CJATC Rivers.

~ Glen J. Miller, CD



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In this course photo (Iím not sure what year itís from)
my father, Cpl John R. Miller, is in the front row, 3rd from the left.
He was staff at the school but again, not sure for how long he was there.
If I come across anything else I will pass it along.



Century Club Patch


1. Dad's Photo Interpretation Certificate
2. Dad's Century Club Certificate



Christmas Card From Dad to Nanny
The card isnít Rivers specific but it does have some wings on it
and I thought you would find it interesting.


ABANDONED CJATC BASE TODAY
Photos by Glen Miller
To revive old memories, Glen Miller visited the long-closed base
and took a series of 23 photos showing how the site looks today.

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SITE NAVIGATION CHART
CONTENTS
Rivers I | Rivers II | Rivers III | Rivers IV | Rivers V | Rivers VI
Rivers VII | Rivers VIII | Rivers IX | Rivers X | Rivers XI | Rivers XII
 | Rivers XIII | Rivers XIV



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