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2002-01-01

From: RAC Headquarters Date: January 1, 2002 Subject: VE3CFL Amateur of the Year 2001 The RAC Board of Directors take great pleasure in announcing their election of Charles Leggatt, VE3CFL of Toronto, as the Canadian Radio Amateur of the Year for 2001. Charles served in the Royal Corps of Signals, 1941-1945, and came to Canada in 1953. He worked as an assistant chief engineer with a US company which worked on the Avro Arrow project. After that project was scrubbed in the 1960s Charles sold insurance and trained salespeople. He is also a sailor and writer. Charles' contributions to amateur radio are many and earned this award for his tireless work in providing instruction and training so others may become radio amateurs. Because of his work over the past 12 years some 200 persons have become licensed radio amateurs. Charles has served as a relay station for the Mississauga Maritime net for the last 13 years. In April 2001 Charles received the prestigious "Yachtsman of the Year" sail trophy recognizing his safety at sea contributions through amateur radio. An engraved silver tray, will be presented to Charles by Bob Cooke VE3BDB, RAC Ontario - South Regional Director.