Located in Campbell River, British Columbia, Periscope Promotions is here to offer you more than just your regular products. We offer many items including custom embroidery, trophies and awards, apparel for all purposes - sports, companies, schools, non-profit organizations, etc. We also do dye sublimation on many items such as coffee mugs, travel mugs, beer steins, mouse pads, t-shirts, license plate frames and recognition plaques. Sandcarving on glassware, metal and wood.
In addition to this, we also offer many military badges, caps, t-shirts, badge patches, coasters and much more which are all shown in our Store
About the owner
My name is Ed Falstrem. I am a retired officer of the Royal Canadian Navy. I served a total of 30 years. I was in the first class of the officer training establishment HMCS Venture, located in the dockyard in Esquimalt,BC. That was way back in 1954. After graduation from Venture in 1956 I did professional courses for eight months at the fleet school in Halifax. I was then posted to the destroyer HMCS Crusader in Halifax. I spent a year aboard this ship during which time I was awarded my Bridge Watchkeeping Certificate and promoted from Midshipman to Acting Sub Lieutenant. In 1958 I was accepted for submarine training in the UK with the Royal Navy. On completion of the Submarine Officers Qualifying Course I was posted to HMS Sea Scout. From 1958 to 1963 I also served on RN submarines HMS Grampus based at Faslane, Scotland and HMS Acheron based in Devonport.
In 1963 It was deemed by RCN authorities that I needed to return to Canada to reacquaint myself with the surface fleet. The next two years were spent serving on HMCS St. Croix, HMCS St. Laurent and HMCS New Waterford. In 1965 I returned to the Royal Navy for further submarine service. I was appointed to HMS Aeneas as the first lieutenant. In 1968 I was selected for the Submarine Commanding Officers Qualifying Course (Perisher). Upon passing this course I was posted to command of HMCS Grilse on the west coast. This was soon followed by command of HMCS Rainbow which replaced Grilse. In 1970 we returned to Halifax. After a year as Squadron Operations Officer I commanded HMCS Ojibwa for one year. Canadian Forces Staff College in Toronto in 1973 was followed by two years on the staff of the Canadian Forces Staff School, also in Toronto.
In 1976 I decided to leave the navy and try my hand at farming in Ontario. Circumstances beyond our control made farming no longer a viable occupation so in 1985 I applied for and was accepted back into the navy. Three and a half years at NDHQ and four years back in Halifax rounded out my broken service career of 30 years. We moved back to Ontario in 1992 and a couple of years later I became interested in making and selling products imprinted with Canadian Forces badges and insignia. I applied for and was granted a license to use all copyright Canadian Forces badges on products like you see on this web site. In 2004 my wife and I decided to move out to the west coast and ended up in Campbell River on Vancouver Island. I brought all the tools of my trade with me and set up shop in a store in a strip mall in the city. This is where I still work away at every day, enjoying my retirement years.