Gardner, Earl

Earl Gardner is a proud member of the Canadian Forces in the postwar era.  He joined its ranks in the days of the Cold War, and he recalls the tensions of the Cuban Missile Crisis in particular, as well as the rebuilding that followed Hurricane Hazel in Toronto.  Earl’s career covered many aspects of the Forces; he served in intelligence, spent time in the provost corps as an MP, and he spent time training American soldiers during the Vietnam era, and he was an important part of the Canadian Forces’ public outreach program, particularly during the 50th Anniversary of D-Day in 1994.  Earl was brought to our attention by the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, and he happens to be the brother of Crestwood grandfather Norm Gardner, whose story can also be found in this project.

Earl was interviewed in his home by Mr. masters in March 2018.