The Station staff and guests on the day of closedown.
November 19th 1996
Standing back row left to right
Cliffe Taylor VE1GCT (retired R.O.),Gary Comeau (Technician), Joe Burgoyne (retired R.O.), Spud Roscoe VE1BC (retired R.O.), Rick Falvey VE1HA (retired R.O. Ships), Doug Conrad VE1ZL (Halifax Traffic), Dave MacKinnon VE1ALO (Regional Office), Lorenzo Caterini VE1LVC (Halifax Traffic), Brian Murphy (R.O. VCS), Bob Minty (retired R.O.), Ray Clements (Technician), Walter Creaser (retired R.O.), Al Garnier (Technician), Mike Forsythe (Supervisor VCS), and Phil Veinot (Technician).
Kneeling left to right:
Mark Chatham (R.O. VCS), Jim Christian VE1ASR (R.O. VCS), Al Simpson (Supervisor VCS), Jim Best (R.O. VCS), Vern Hillier (retired R.O.) Bruce Warren (Officer in Charge VCS and Halifax Traffic), Brian Aubet (R.O. VCS),Robert Ward VE1HN (R.O. VCS). Dan Dawson VE1JV (Technician), Stan Cairns (retired Senior Operations Supervisor VCS) behind, Gordon Stoodley VE1VCS (retired R.O.), Paul Britton (Technician) behind, W. F. "Fred" Cunningham, Regional Manager, Telecommunications and Electronics, Canadian Coast Guard, Maritimes.
The last message from VCS on 500 kHz CW:
"CQ DE VCS = FINAL BROADCAST ON 500 KHZ. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE OVER THE YEARS. THE RADIO OPERATORS OF VCS WISH YOU A SAFE VOYAGE. = 73 DE VCS AR SK"
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