ST. ANTHONY, NL. – Frank Slade’s many years of service to his local Royal Canadian Legion branch have not gone without notice.
On March 14, at his home in St. Anthony, Slade received a certificate of appreciation and a pin for his 60-year membership with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17.
Slade, a Korean War veteran, is the longest serving member with the branch.
Branch 17 first vice-president Scott Budgell presented Slade with the certificate and pin.
Budgell, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, thanked Slade for his service to his country, for everything he has done for the Legion over the past 60 years and for being a 60-year member of the Legion.
Also on hand for the presentation were service officer Hilda Best and sergeant-at-arms Keith Patey.
Born May 13, 1930, Slade served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. After returning home from the war, he then served for two years on patrol in Germany from 1954 to 1956.
At that point, he retired from the service due to an injury inflicted during the Korean War.
Slade joined the Canadian Rangers in 1957 and was promoted to lieutenant. He also served as district commander from Flower’s Cove to L’Anse aux Meadows to Roddickton with the Canadian Rangers.
Slade has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17 since 1958. In that time, he has served two terms as Service Officer and one term as sergeant-at-arms.