One thing that has often come up is “Bobbie, why didn’t you tell someone”
The thing is, I didn’t have to tell anyone.
All of the people in positions of authority knew.
Captain Terry Totzke knew.
My father knew.
Base Commander Colonel Daniel Edward Munro knew.
Base Security officer Captain David Pilling knew.
The office of the Judge Advocate General knew.
What was I supposed to do?
Some may argue that I need to forgive my father. Sure, he was only a master corporal. But the silly fucker could have grown a pair of balls even if that meant leaving the Canadian Armed Forces.
But he didn’t.
Instead, I received 2-1/2 years of punishment / conversion therapy at the hands of Captain Terry Totzke. So, in my matter it wasn’t that no one knew. Everyone knew. And people who had the ability to make things better for me instead punished me.
How many other male military dependents from Canadian Forces Base Namao received the same treatment that I did. How many male military dependents from the other bases that Captain Angus McRae was stationed at received the same treatment that I received on Canadian Forces Base Namao?
This is important as even my lawyer indicates that the shame of male sexual abuse may prevent other victims of Captain McRae and his “agents” from coming forward.
How many other victims have come forward over the years only to have their matters dismissed by the military police due to flaws in the National Defence Act that would make it impossible to lay charges in the modern day for any act that occurred prior to 1998?
How many other victims tried to come forward over the years but had no support from their parents who were serving members of the Canadian Forces at the time of the abuse due to their serving parent’s fear of violating the Security of Information Act and the Official Secrets Act that both prohibit anyone who became aware of “information” on a Defence Establishment while they were subject to the Code of Service Discipline from ever disclosing that information.
Member of the Canadian Armed Forces are subject to the Security of Information Act and the Official Secrets Act for life.
And the Official Secrets Act and the Security of Information Act don’t specify what this “information” is. Those act just state “any information”.
Top Secret? Doesn’t say.
Classified? Doesn’t say.
Nor do these acts make exceptions for criminal investigations.
And there’s also the spectre that serving parents in the Canadian Forces were promised favours in trade for their silence and for not making a fuss.
Might explain how Richard came to forget about the existence of his own mother when he gave a statement to the CFNIS in 2011. But then again, the CFNIS never re-interviewed me for clarification about grandma or what home life was like in 1978 through 1980 after Richard gave them his very revised and edited version of home in July of 2011.
Two options about Richard’s statement.
(a) – He lied to the CFNIS in 2011 because in May to June of 1980 he took favours from the Canadian Forces in trade for him not making a fuss out of the events on CFB Namao.
(b) – The CFNIS reminded him that he was still bound by the Official Secrets Act or the Security of Information Act and that he should think very carefully before discussing any information that was directly related to the Canadian Forces and events on Canadian Forces Base Namao.
And if Richard lied about CFB Namao, how many other former members of the Canadian Armed Forces have lied in order to cover up their complicity in their own children having been sexually abused on a Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces military base?
There is no way that I am the only one who suffered through this shit.