RCAF Senior Meteorological Officers Conference, Trenton, 1958

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Top row (l to r): Harvey Johnson, W Thurber, Bill Cooper, George Busche, Art Lamont.
Middle row: Ken Korven, Paul Kowal, Frank McIsaac, Laurie L Primeau.
Front row: Dave Parkinson, Don Black, Frank Upton.


ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
NEWS RELEASE
STAFF OFFICER PUBLIC RELATIONS TRAINING COMMAND

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMPORTANT MET CONFERENCE HELD AT TRENTON

        A conference of special significance to all Air Crew Flying or Flight Planning from Training Command Units was held at Trenton during the last week of April (1958) when Senior Meteorological Officers representing all Flying Units in the RCAF Training Command met to discuss the current state of weather forecasting services.

        The delegates examined the present system with a view to introducing improvements and innovations designed to provide the best possible weather information and briefings for the RCAF.

        The conference was chaired by Mr. D.G. Black, Staff Officer Meteorology for the RCAF's Training Command.  Also in attendance at the conference was Mr. H.V. Tucker, Director of the Air Force Branch of the Canadian Weather Service Air Force Headquarters, and Mr. W.E.H. Cooper, the Research and Special projects Assistant to Mr. Tucker.

        Other Officers in attendance hold an impressive record in the Meteorological Service of Canada extending from the early 1940s to the present day and covering geographical areas from Fort Nelson, B.C., to Baden Soellingen, Germany.  Those in attendance were: Mr. L.L. Primeau, Claresholm, Mr. K.M. Korven, Penhold, Alberta; From Saskatchewan, Mr. J.F. McIsaac representing Moose Jaw, and Mr. W.C. Thurber from Saskatoon; From Manitoba, Mr. P.R. Kowal representing Gimli, Mr. F.T. Upton representing Portage La Prairie and Mr. A.H. Lamont, Winnipeg.  The Ontario representatives were Mr. G.M. Busche from Centralia, Mr. W.H. Johnston, Central Flying School, Trenton and Mr. D.H. Parkinson representing RCAF Station Trenton and the School of Meteorology.

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