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

CAMP X OFFICIAL EXHIBIT OPENING

Lieutenant-Colonel JMF Robichaud, CD Commandant of the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics and the Commanding Officer of the Military Communications & Electronics Museum Commandant de l’École d’électronique et des communications des Forces...

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CMCEN REGISTRATION

When we first qualified to wear the hat badge of the C&E Branch and its predecessor organizations we became members of a special community. Our community is constantly growing and now includes over 7000 serving members and 50,000 retired members, and our key to...

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REUNION – 2018

Hello members of our C&E/RCCS family, The C&E Association, C&E Branch, RCCS, and the Signallers Club of Canada, in cooperation with CFB Kingston, and all the C&E Home Station Units, are looking forward to welcoming you to Kingston for the 115th and 50th anniversary of...

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RCAF MARKS A NEW ERA IN RADAR SURVEILLANCE

Military and civilian personnel celebrate the installation of the final radar related to the Area Surveillance Radar/Secondary Surveillance Radar (ASR/SSR) project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Photo: DND By Andrea Eid, Materiel Group Internal...

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76 COMMUNICATION REGIMENT WELCOMES HONORARY COLONEL JIM KYTE

From left to right: Chief Warrant Officer Paradis, Honorary Colonel Kyte and Lieutenant-Colonel Crosby. Photo: DND/CAF   76 Communication Regiment officially welcomed Gregory James (Jim) Kyte as its first ever Honorary Colonel on May 15. Although all units...

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RETIREMENT – CWO KELLY J. PARENT, MMM, CD

1. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER PARENT ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES AS A RAD OP, IN MARCH 1989, AT CFRC BATHURST, NEW BRUNSWICK. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF RECRUIT TRG AT THE CANADIAN FORCES RECRUIT SCHOOL CORNWALLIS, HE PROCEEDED FOR DRIVER WHEEL TRG AT CFB BORDEN. HE...

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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

Jun
21
Thu
DWD – LCol James (Jim) Palmer @ Queen’s Room, Lieutenant’s Pump
Jun 21 @ 12:00
Celebratory Reception – David Albright @ Astra Lounge at the Royal Canadian Air Force Mess
Jun 21 @ 15:30
Jun
22
Fri
Casual Gathering – WO Daryl (Muddy) Watters @ Army Navy Air Force Club (ANAF)
Jun 22 @ 13:00