Left to right. Rick Hatton (President CAFA), Richard Waines, Walter Holmes (Immediate Past President CAFA and Hon Col QOR of C, Maj Scott Moody (President CAFA Branch #1 and OC Para Coy QOR of C)
Richard Waines was selected from amongst a strong group of applicants to receive the 2019 Airborne Forces Scholarship. Richard is a full-time student at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, where he has already completed his first year in a challenging International Bachelor of Business Administration programme. Richard’s academic performance in high school and in his first year of university was consistently strong and he was President of his high school student council. He was RSM in the 48th Highlanders Army Cadet Corps and completed the CAF Basic Parachutist course in 2018 as a cadet. Currently he is a member of the Army Reserve, serving in the parachute company of the Queens Own Rifles of Canada and he is a member of the Canadian Airborne Forces Association. The bursary cheque was presented to Richard on 26 September 2019, at a gathering of members of Branch #1 (Toronto) of the Canadian Airborne Forces Association. The gathering also commemorated the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden. The Airborne Forces Scholarship Fund has been jointly established by the Canadian Airborne Forces Association (CAFA) and the Airborne Regiment Association of Canada (ARAC). Further info regarding applying for the scholarship can be found on the CAFA website at https://canadianairborneforces.ca/bursaries/ or the ARAC website at http://airborneassociation.com/e/members/sp/ .