2 Jun 1965: Relocation of HYDRA Relay and Radio Centre Operating Personnel

H.E. Koehler, the Commanding Officer of the Ottawa Wireless Station also had comments on the matter of the civilian employees waiting for notice of redundancy. In this letter to the Chief of Defence Staff, Koehler notes that the civilian employees in question “have given faithful and efficient service to this station,” and that the Officer in Charge had even been employed with HYDRA since it had begun in WWII. Koehler noted that it would be unlikely that placements could be found for the staff if they were all released at once (at the time of relocation), and suggested a gradual run-down and replacement with military employees. Koehler noted a firm date for the relocation could help him determine how many employees to release each month.   

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Fixed Communications - Hydra Telegraph Relay System - Relocation of Hydra - Plans and Policy, RG24, S-2723-2, Vol. 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)