Vol. 2, Issue 3, Fall 2023
Greetings to our Members!
Yes, all former and serving members (Regular Force and Reserve) of the C&E Branch and its founding elements are automatically members in perpetuity of the C&E Association. Your family members are welcome to apply for Associate Membership. See everything about us and the rest of the C&E Family at https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/association.
C&E ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our next AGM will be held on 25 Oct 2023, at 1545 hrs Eastern Time. The meeting will be held virtually via MS Teams or in person at the Vimy Officers’ Mess in Kingston, ON. You are welcome to attend in person if you are in the area.
I. Call To Order
II. Opening Remarks
a. Association activities – Chair
b. Financial – Treasurer
c. Appointment of Auditor
a. Approval of Board Nominations as necessary
V. Any Other Business
You can find the Teams link, registration info and more details at https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/events/association-agm-25-oct-23/.
C&E Week will be held from October 23rd to October 28th in Kingston. For more info, check out: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/ce-week-2023/
We’re working on a new feature to better serve our retired members. For this issue, we would like to draw your attention to some websites where several links lead to information that can be useful to those of us who retire from the military to become …veterans! Watch this space for more news and information.
As part of our service to C&E Association members, we approach companies and service providers to negotiate favoured rates and services for you. TD Insurance provides preferred rates for home, auto, tenant, cottage, and travel insurance. For more info, check out https://www.tdinsurance.com/affinity/cmcen.
UNIT AND ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTERS
We’re pleased to report that we are starting to get updates and newsletters from units and C&E associations from across the country. One of the core functions of the C&E Association is to “connect with and promote a close association with all members of our extended C&E military community”. If you have anything you’d like to share, be it news, a picture, or even a newsletter from your own local association, send it to [email protected] and we’ll do our best to include it. Please enjoy!
32 SIGNAL REGIMENT DISPATCHES
Check the link for the latest 32 Signal Regiment newsletter and some great back issues: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/32-signal-regiment-dispatches/
Check the link for the latest from our Museum: The Despatch – October 2023 Edition | Military Communications & Electronics Museum (candemuseum.org)
A full list of all of the newsletters I’ve collected is at: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/association_newsletter/
MEMBER SHOUT OUT
I received this from one of our members:
“I have written a book about my 38-year career in communications. It relates my postings to the Pinetree line. The title of the book is MUD ON MY BOOTS – Dares and Ventures of a Canadian Airman during the Cold War. General Paul Manson has contributed to the Foreword. It is available at Amazon.ca. I served at Ramore, Val d’Or, Senneterre.
Maurice André Vigneault
RCAF Captain, retired”