Reunion 2018,  31 August – 2 September 2018  Kingston, Ontario - Learn more

Operation Husky Battlefield Tour 02-12 November 2018 - Learn more

C&E Branch Home Station Charity Golf Tournament, 17 Aug 2018 - Learn more

Welcome to the C&E Association

 

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

RESERVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Chief of Staff for the Air Staff is looking to backfill a position in Ottawa: - Reservist; - Class-A (with surge availability); - Senior NCM (MWO preferred however open to all SNCMs); - with a hire date of ASAP (standard application and interview requirements of...

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RETIREMENT – WO DAVID WHITE, CD

1. ON THE 24TH OF AUGUST 2018, WARRANT OFFICER (WO) WHITE D.G. WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AFTER 28 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINCT SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY AND THE COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH. 2. DAVE JOINED THE...

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HILL 70 MEMORIAL PROJECT

Dear Friends of Hill 70, Let me start by thanking all who read this in the dog days of summer for your support in helping achieve the aims of this charity. We have much news of progress on the Hill 70 Memorial Project, so I hope you have time to pour a lemonade and...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL PATRICK FALARDEAU, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

LCOL FALARDEAU JOINED CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS A CELE(AIR) OFFICER IN 1989. HE GRADUATED FROM RMC WITH A BACHELOR IN ENGINEERING IN 1994 AND OBTAINED A MASTER DEGREE IN APPLIED SCIENCE, COMPUTER AND ENGINEERING, AT RMC IN 2003. LCOL FALARDEAU WAS FIRST POSTED TO 4...

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RETIREMENT – MWO SYLVAIN THIBODEAU, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. AFTER MORE THAN 31 YEARS OF LOYAL AND GOOD SERVICES, MWO THIBODEAU WILL TAKE IS RETIREMENT FROM THE ROYAL CORP OF COMMUNIOCATION AND ELECTRONIC OF CANADA AND THE CANADIAN FORCES ON JUNE 27 2018. 2. MWO THIBODEAU ENROLED HIMSELF IN THE REGULAR FORCE AS RADIO...

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RETIREMENT – CPL JEROME GRENON, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. AFTER 17 YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE, CPL GRENON WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 08 AUGUST 2018. 2. IN 2001, CPL GRENON JOINED THE 713 COMMUNICATION REGIMENT LOCATED IN BEAUPORT, QC AS A SIGNAL OPERATOR. AFTER COMPLETING 4 YEARS IN...

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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

Aug
1
Wed
DWD – LCol Patrick Falardeau @ BRASSEUR DU TEMPS
Aug 1 @ 12:00

PLEASE FORWARD ATTENDANCE CONFIRMATIONS AND ANY MEMORABLE STORYS.

Aug
3
Fri
DWD – Cpl Jerome Grenon @ Fatboys Smokehouse
Aug 3 @ 12:00
Aug
17
Fri
Annual C&E Branch Home Station Charity Golf Tournament/ Tournoi de golf annuel de charité pour la branche de communication et électronique @ Garrison Golf and Curling Club
Aug 17 all-day