Air Marshal C. Roy Slemon Award for Airman of the Year
This award was established in 1973, to recognize one Airperson above all others, who by individual achievement exemplifies “the best” of Canada’s Air Force. Although not a mandatory requirement, the awards committee is encouraged to select an individual of NCO rank.
Corporal Paul Alexander Gillmore, 19 Wing Comox, BC, in recognition of his outstanding performance in his role as an Aircraft Structures Technician, together with his motivation and tireless dedication to community service at 19 Wing Comox and the surrounding area. His demonstrated work ethic constantly exceeded the standard, resulting in his recognition as the 19 Wing Serviceperson of the Year. A member of an aircraft maintenance crew, supporting 414 Squadron, he was seconded to AETE to participate in the T-bird ejection seat trials. His dedication to the project and his outstanding technical skills during that six week period were instrumental in completing the test schedule on time and returning the entire T-bird fleet back into service. In addition, he applied his talents to the glider modification program initiated by the Regional Cadet Glider School, he volunteered as Chair of the Comox Military Family Resource Centre, Chair of the Lazo Scouting Group and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus. A genuine source of pride for 19 Wing, Corporal Gillmore surpassed that which could be expected of our finest air personnel and represents what most would aspire to for
a promising air force future.