The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area has as its namesake, Dr. Lt. Richard Edward St. Barbe Baker, O.B.E., Hon. LL.D. (Sask), F.I.A.L., For.Dip.Cantab., ACF
National Archives [Kew] does state that “senior” or first lieutenant [Lt] Richard Edward St. Barbe Baker, serving in the Royal Horse and Field Artillery did receive the Military Cross [M.C.] for service in World War I, and that St. Barbe also served as “junior” or second lieutenant [2LT].
Following service in the war, Colonial Office appointed Baker Assistant Conservator of Forests in 1920 with a post in Kenya. This was followed with a posting as Assistant Conservator of Forests [ACF] in Nigeria.
In 1971, the University of Saskatchewan bestowed upon Richard St. Barbe Baker, LL.D. an honorary Doctorate of Laws.
Richard St. Barbe Baker, O.B.E. also received the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth in 1977.
- The puzzle which evokes curiosity is this ~ what does the acronym F.A.I.L. stand for? [Note should be F.I.A.L.]
- The second puzzle of Richard St. Barbe’s legacy is what do the abbreviations For.Dip.Cantab. mean?
F.I.A.L., For.Dip.Cantab. reveals the answer to the conundrum
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.” Frank Costello
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon L. Alder
Momen, Wendi and Voykovic, Anthony A. “Richard Edward St. Barbe Baker” Bahá’í Encyclopedia Project, bahai-encyclopedia-project.org
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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)”. Post to MVA 402 Third Avenue South Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G5 Please and thank you!
“The point I’m making with John Lennon is: a man could look at anything, and make something out of it.”Frank Costello