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.
1. COLONEL WALTER WOOD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 5 SEPTEMBER AFTER 35.8 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL CYBERSPACE. 2. COL WOOD JOINED THE PRIMARY RESERVE ON 4 NOVEMBER 1982 AND...read more
1. MAJOR JEAN-MICHEL TETREAULT WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN AMRMED FORCES, AS COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEER (AIR), ON THE 4 SEPTEMBER 2018 AFTER 12 YEARS OF SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. MAJ TÉTREAULT CAME FROM PRIVATE INDUSTRY, AS AN ENGINEER, PROJECT MANAGER AND...read more
1. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ANNOUNCE THE RETIREMENT OF WO GLEN DUFF, CD1 ON 16 OCTOBER 2018. AFTER 22 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE C AND E BRANCH, AND MOST NOTABLY THE LINE TRADE. 2. JOINED THE FORCES IN...read more
1. MASTER CORPORAL CAROL DESROSIERS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 6 SEP 18 AFTER MORE THAN 22 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. CAROL ENJOYED A FULL AND DIVERSE CAREER, HAVING WORN ALL THREE ENVIRONMENTAL UNIFORMS AND SERVED IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT...read more
Fields of Fire Tours and Merit Travel Canada presents Return to Normandy: D-Day 75th Anniversary 31 May – 10 June 2019 • Participate in the dedication of the Gunner Memorial at Point 67 • Visit important Canadian battlefields in Normandy & Vimy • Pay tribute to...read more
1. PO2 CALVIN GIBSON WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 18 SEPTEMBER 2018 AFTER 33 YEARS OF DEDICATED AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE. 2. ORIGINALY FROM BRANDON MANITOBA, CALVIN JOINED THE ARTILLERY RESERVE IN JANURARY 1985. HE TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCES...read more
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