May 28, 2020, 07:22:38 pm

Semper Vigilans in Bethel, Alaska

Started by Eclipse, September 19, 2019, 03:37:55 am

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Eclipse

Noticed this today after listening to a 99% Invisible podcast about Bethel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel_Air_Force_Station
"Bethel Air Force Station (AAC ID: F-21) is a closed United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station. It was located 402 miles (647 km) west of Anchorage, Alaska."


I also learned that San Diego shares this motto as well.



Mitchell 1969

Quote from: Eclipse on September 19, 2019, 03:37:55 am
Noticed this today after listening to a 99% Invisible podcast about Bethel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel_Air_Force_Station
"Bethel Air Force Station (AAC ID: F-21) is a closed United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station. It was located 402 miles (647 km) west of Anchorage, Alaska."


I also learned that San Diego shares this motto as well.


That motto appears frequently in achievements of arms for people with the last name of Wilson, especially those from Scotland. I have long suspected (but cannot prove) that Gill Robb Wilson had a hand in getting CAP to use it.


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Bernard J. Wilson, Major, CAP

Mitchell 1969; Earhart 1971; Eaker 1973. Cadet Flying Encampment, License, 1970. IACE New Zealand 1971; IACE Korea 1973.

CAP has been bery, bery good to me.