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The Canadian Forces Communication and Electronics Association is designed for all members of the Canadian Armed Forces Communications and Electronics (CAF C&E) community including serving members (Regular Force and Primary Reserve), and their families, retired members and their families, existing C&E associations and groups and friends of the C&E including Canadian industry. The Association is a Network of Communities.

Photo Credit: Steeve Lavoie

Recent News

Korean War Armistice – Commemoration Events

Holding at Kapyong by Edward Zuber Dear C&E Association Members, The GoC/VAC has recently announced the series of events to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.  Full details on these events and other information related to the...

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RETIREMENT – MWO DARREL MACKENZIE, CD – 00109-01 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER DARREL MACKENZIE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 15 JUNE 2018 AFTER 28 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. FROM VANCOVER, BC, DARREL MACKENZIE SIGNED ON THE DOTTED LINE HALLOWEEN DAY 1989 IN HOPES TO GET A LAST...

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RETIREMENT – MWO DANIEL LANOUE, CD – 00362-03 ACISS-CST

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER DANIEL LANOUE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON 08 AUG 18 WITH 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. MWO LANOUE ENROLLED IN ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU AS A RAD TECH ON 9 AUG 1988....

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RETIREMENT – MAJ MARK YOUNG, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. MAJOR MARK YOUNG WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH ON 15 JULY 2018 AFTER 33 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. MAJOR YOUNG JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES UNDER THE YOUTH TRAINING...

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RETIREMENT – SGT WILLIAM (BILL) WHITEHEAD, CD – 00362-02 LST

1. AFTER 29 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, AND TO THE CANADIAN ARMY, SGT W.C. (BILL) WHITEHEAD WILL RETIRE ON 12 JUNE 2018. 2. ON 21 JUNE 1989, BILL ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES PRIMARY RESERVE AS...

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RETIREMENT – COL GILBERT BLAIS-PARENT, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. ON 9 JUNE 2018, AFTER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, COL GILBERT BLAIS-PARENT WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF), THE COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. COL BLAIS-PARENT JOINED THE CAF...

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Heritage Moments

65th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice – 27 July 2018

2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice on 27 July 1953. Members of the Royal Canadian Signals had a large presence in Korea during the war with the main units being the 25 Canadian Infantry Brigade Signal Squadron and the 2nd Field Regiment RCHA Signal Troop. The following text is taken from The History of The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals…’Wireless communications in Korea had proven very satisfactory, contrary to earlier fears. Hilly and mountainous though the country was, with distances between units and formations considerably greater than normally encountered, wireless contact had been continuous and signal strengths good. Operators’ knowledge of radio wave propagation and the use of aerials had contributed largely to this success….For normal brigade communications the workhorse radio of the Second World War, the No. 19 set, had been found reliable as ever and a No. 52 set link had kept the brigade in touch with the Canadian base in Hiro, Japan.’

The photo at right shows Royal Canadian Corps of Signals signalmen operating wireless sets in an old Korean house. Left, Normand Beddard and right, Walter Buccos. The radio is a WS No. 19, the telephone on the right is a Telephone set F. To the left of the telephone is a Fullerphone. [Thanks to Joe Costello for his keen eye and Signal knowledge].

Thank you to all our Korean War veterans and specifically our Signal personnel who served so courageously and bravely in this very complex and challenging theatre of war.VVV

Photo Credit: Library and Archives Canada

Calendar of events

May
30
Wed
CANSEC 2018 @ EY Centre
May 30 – May 31 all-day

Le plus grand salon professionnel mondial de la défense et de la sécurité du Canada aura lieu les 30 et 31 mai 2018 au Centre EY. CANSEC 2018 présentera des technologies de défense et de sécurité de pointe pour les unités militaires terrestres, navales, aérospatiales et interarmées.

Le Ministère encourage fortement les membres des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) et les employés du ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN) à visiter CANSEC 2018. Cependant, n’oubliez pas que vous ne pouvez pas accepter les invitations de CANSEC ou de l’industrie pour assister aux petits déjeuners, aux dîners de réseautage ou aux réceptions du soir sans l’approbation écrite préalable d’une autorité compétente. Veuillez vous référer aux paragraphes 3 et 5 suivants.

De plus, le personnel du Groupe GI n’est pas autorisé à participer aux différents tirages au sort organisés par les sociétés exposantes, si les prix offerts dépassent la « valeur minimale ». Des exemples d’articles de valeur minimale se trouvent à l’article 5.3 de la DOAD 7021-3, Conditions d’acceptation de cadeaux, de marques d’hospitalité et d’autres avantages. Si vous avez des questions concernant l’accueil ou l’acceptation de cadeaux, veuillez communiquer avec la conseillère du Gp GI N1 en prévention du harcèlement et en éthique, Mme Antonella De Dona.

Ce salon professionnel de deux jours est le plus grand et le plus important événement de l’industrie de la défense au Canada. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter le site Web de CANSEC. (site anglais)

CANSEC 2018 @ EY Centre
May 30 – May 31 all-day

Canada’s largest Global Defence and Security Trade Show will take place 30–31 May 2018 at the EY Centre. CANSEC 2018 will be showcasing leading-edge defence and security technology, for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units.

The Department highly encourages Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and Department of National Defence (DND) employees to visit CANSEC 2018. However, please remember that you cannot accept CANSEC or industry invitations to attend the breakfasts, networking luncheons or the evening receptions without prior written approval from an appropriate authority. Please refer to the following reference paragraphs 3 and 5.

Furthermore, IM Group personnel are not permitted to take part in the various draws organized by the exhibiting companies, if the offered prizes exceed a “minimal value”. Examples of items of minimal value can be found at section 5.3 of the DAOD 7021-3, Acceptance of Gifts, Hospitality and Other Benefits. If you have any questions regarding hospitality, or the acceptance of gifts, please contact IM Group L1 Harassment Prevention and Ethics Advisor, Ms. Antonella De Dona.

This two-day event is the largest and most important defence industry event in Canada. For more information, please visit the CANSEC website.

May
31
Thu
Change of Appointment/Branch Leader @ TBA
May 31 all-day