Captain James “Jimmy” Green, CD, was born in Toronto in 1927. He joined the Queen’s Own Rifles in 1948 as a Rifleman, following in his father’s footsteps. James advanced through the ranks and on October 5, 1966, he was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer I and was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major. Now he held the same position as did his father, RSM Dunc Green, MM, CD in 1953.
In 1967 he was awarded the Centennial Medal. He took his commission in 1970 and became a Captain. He was an avid rifle shot and a former President of the Maple Leaf Rifle Club and held the position of President of the Queen’s Own Rifles Association just like his father. James was the 2nd vice President of the Queen’s Own Rifles, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 344 when he passed away in 1993.
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Before he passed away Jimmy posed for a photo with some other serving and former RSMs, the photo is on our Flickr site here.