My name is Shirley Riddalls. I am a retired nurse, so when I joined I became a Nursing Sister – a Second Lieutenant Nursing Sister – and I joined in 1956 in Ponoka, Alberta, and I retired in 1982. I am in proud possession of a Canada Decoration for my twenty-five years of service in the militia.
When I joined, I joined the 22 Medical Company in Ponoka, and then I came to the lower Fraser Valley and I joined the 24 Medical Company. One time when I was in Wainwright in training, the British Infantry were there, and they became our wounded in operations, and one time to make camp, we had to show a demonstration of how to cut down trees and I had to do a demonstration of that for some of our city-type medical aids. (more…)