I received a call from a picker who had bought these items at a garage sale. I bought all of the Canadian Army stuff from him and it was not cheap. It included the Colonel's 13 medals (OBE, WWII, Korea, UNEF, Canadian Centennial, CD etc., his 13 miniatures, berets with badges, WWII, Korean War patches and United Nations patches and shoulder titles, Canadian Airborne Regiment statuette (2nd type, with snowshoes on back) etc. Another collector had also been at that garage sale and had bought a 105mm artillery shell, chromed, and engraved as presented to Col. Rochester by the Airborne Battery in 1969. I told Bornewest (the local Canadian Airborne association on the West Coast of which I am an associate member) about it and they plan to buy it.
Colonel Rochester served in WWII in NWE in the RCE. He made 1,500 parachute jumps (ciivilian and military) and was the first Regimental Commander of the Cdn AB Regt in 1968-1969, was senior Engineer of the Canadian Army. He was apparently awarded his OBE for work in Korea. He later served with UNEF in the Sinai. He was also an Army Pilot. He was later Commander of the base at Chilliwack.
He was quite the Canadian soldier!