Born in Lower Woodstock, New Brunswick on April 4, 1915, Roger Napier came to B.C. in 1962. A descendant of Napier of Merchiston, the inventor of logarithms, Roger Napier was educated in China, Scotland and England. He joined Shell International in 1934 and joined the R.C.A.F in 1940 as Navigator. After completing an Operational Tour, he became R.A.F. Specialist Navigator, instructed, then remustered as a multi-engine pilot. After the war, Napier returned to Shell International and worked in Trinidad, Argentina, Jamaica, Puerto Rico & Venezuela, before retiring in 1962 as Managing Director of Sales. He obtained a B.Sc. in Physics, Maths & Astronomy from UVIC in Victoria in 1967, then worked in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. He passed the John Cass Institute of Petroleum exam in London; was an Associate of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland; a Member of the Institute of Directors in London; a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, England; President of the Rotary Club, Puerto Rico; President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Victoria Centre) & a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society. His wife Barbara Glass of London, Ontario died in 2003. He has 3 children.


Barley Banquet: How to improve your Life & Health with special Barley recipes (Duncan: Green Gecko Publishing, 1995). ISBN O-9697301-2-8

Listen to Us: Aircrew Memories, contributor (Victoria Publishing Co., 1997).

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