War Veterans

Served as a Cook at PPCLI Barracks in Calgary

By Aubrey T. Buggie

My name is Aubrey Thomas Buggie. I was born August 29, 1928 in Renous, New Brunswick, the son of Daniel Buggie and Mary Donovan. I married Delcia Brideau and we have six daughters: Germain, Dianne, Colleen, Linda, Audrey and Cynthia.

Aubrey BuggieI was cooking at the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in Fredericton just before I enlisted. I enlisted in August 1950 in Fredericton at the No. 2 Personnel Depot. When the Korean War started lots of the lads were joining up so I decided to join as well. I had five brothers that served during World War II and I wanted to do my part.

I was sent to Camp Petawawa, Ontario for my basic training until October 1950. In November 1950, I was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at Currie Barracks in Calgary, Alberta.  I was made cook at the Officers Mess for the PPCLI.  I never got out of Currie Barracks and remained there until December 1951.  I was discharged in December 1951 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

After I got out I had a civilian job cooking at the Officers Mess in Goose Bay, Labrador. Between 1962 and 1977, I was employed at the Renous Ammunition Depot. I then worked at the government garage in Renous and retired in 1992.

Aubrey Buggie passed away Sunday morning December 31, 2017 at the age of 89.

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War Veterans

Remembering our Veterans e-Book – A 445 page e-publication featuring the brave local men and women who fought for our country in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

Honour Roll – A listing of the brave men and women who were killed in battle or passed away since demobilization.

My Time in the RCAF – Ella Curtis reflects on her time serving our country during World War II.

The End of the War in 1945 – Joyce Fortune shares her memories of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps.

Served as a Cook at PPCLI Barracks During the Korean War – Aubrey Buggie recalls his time as a cook during the Korean War.

Serving with the 3rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment on D-Day – Weaver Hennessy recalls his time serving on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Wounded and in hospital on V.E. Day – Reginald Price shares the story of the explosion that changed his life in April 1945.

Memories of War: Benjamin & Helen Campbell – Helen Jardine shares memories of her father’s sacrifices during World War II.

Memories of War: George Routledge – Canadian Peacekeeper George Routledge recalls memories of his time serving in Cyprus.

Memories of War: Byron and Ella Curtis – Patricia Curtis shares memories of her parents time spent in the armed forces during World War II.