William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD

THE BROTHERHOOD

Some of our AIRBORNE brothers still stand tall.
They show the BADGE, and colours, for us all.
Some folks said we were disbanded in disgrace:
We BROTHERS stand tall without a shamed face.

Jump pay was thirty bucks a month per man.
It was raised to a hundred and twenty five.
I wear my maroon beret, whenever I can:
I will continue to do so whilst I’m still alive.

From 2 CDO to Canadian AB RHQ[1], posted, back in 1968,
Leaving AIRBORNE BROTHERS, to study Chinese.
Going to Carlton University it was then my fate.
Now I’m retired, with aching ankles and knees.

I retired on pension from the SSF back in nineteen sixty-eight.
Never looking back as I drove slowly out the Petawawa front Gate.
Got a job as jail guard and as a CSPD[2] Civilian Member back in 69:
I worked there for 23 years and the police pension is fine.

Icross Canada Inc. works with the cross country CAV[3].
Helped by many members, who are AIRBORNE Brothers
At the annual fundraisers that the CAV and we did.
The BROTHERS helped us give sight to blind African Kids.

Billy Willbond: The Brotherhood