Hard Hat Hunter stopped by 22 Wing North Bay to meet Aviator Bernard and discuss the trades in uniform.
How long have you been in the military?
Why did you choose to become an electrician?
I always had an interest in joining. I like working on engines, and being paid to stay fit.
Tell me about your training.
I went to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) in Oromocto, New Brunswick. I was there for 6 months, for classroom and hands-on training.
What kind of projects have you worked on?
I perform routine maintenance on the generators, the uninterrupted power supply for the hospital and the Military Police building.
What do you like the best about your career?
I love that I’m never doing the same things. One day I’m troubleshooting an electrical fault, and the next I’m rebuilding a diesel engine.
What has been your favourite project so far?
I’m looking forward to an upcoming course, where I will be learning to build cabling. I’m also hoping to get a deployment where I would be part of the team which looks after the power to the camp.
Thank you for your service, Avr Bernard.