Walkie-Talkie like Quarterback for Soldiers

CARP Richmond-Delta Chapter is hosting the daughters of Donald L. Hings, the inventor of the Walkie-Talkie, at the November 6th monthly meeting – to be held at the Minoru Seniors Centre in Richmond at 1:00 PM. ¬†A short film on Hings’ life will be viewed along with stories from the family and also some WW II Veterans from Richmond and Ladner.

Working in his Burnaby lab
Working in his Burnaby lab

In the 1930’s Donald Hings was developing two-way voice radio communications for the CM&S (now COMINCO) located in Trail, BC.

They needed voice communication between the bush pilots and those working in the remote mining camps in Northern BC.

When Canada entered the war, Don was seconded to the National Research Council in Ottawa to further develop a variety of pack-sets for the war effort to be used in many different climates and conditions.

Come to CARP’s monthly meeting on NOVEMBER 6th from 1 – 3 PM at the Minoru Seniors Centre, 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, V6Y 1R9, to meet these interesting folks and hear their stories from World War II.

More information on Don Hings can be found at www.dlhings.ca