Colonel-in-Chief Commendation

The Colonel-in-Chief Commendation is the highest award that the C&E Family may bestow.
It serves to recognize recipients – in the form of individual or collective awards – for exceptional service and selfless dedication, and who made a lasting contribution to the objectives of the C&E Branch and our greater family writ large.

The commendation was established by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.  The award was officially unveiled on the 24th of October, 2013 to help mark the 110th anniversary of military communications in the Canadian Armed Forces.

All members of the C&E Family – including military, civilian, honorary appointments, retired members, and immediate family members – are eligible for the Colonel-in-Chief Commendation.  Furthermore, units or sections of a unit may be nominated when submitting a collective award.

The award is bestowed during C&E Week (late October timeframe) each year.

Note: The Colonel-in-Chief Commendation Certificate template is held by CFSCE Publication Development.  The Branch Adjutant will arrange for its production.  Afterwards, it is sent to the Colonel Commandant for furtherance to the Colonel-in-Chief.


Award Recipients


Year Medallion No. Recipient
2013 99 HRH – The Princess Royal
2013 1 BGen G.D. Simpson, OMM, CD (Retired)
2013 2 Gen R.M. Withers, CMM, CD (Retired)
2013 3 HCol D.L. Hart, MM, CD (Retired)
2013 4 LCol D. Bergeron, OMM, CD (Retired)
2013 5 BGen G.D. Simpson, OMM, CD (Retired)
2013 6 BGen D. Banks, CMM, CD (Retired)
2013 7 BGen R.P. Fraser, OMM, CD (Retired)
2013 8 BGen W.J. Patterson, OMM, CD (Retired)
2013 9 Col P.H. Sutton, CD (Retired)
2013 10 Col J.A.P. Thomson, CD (Retired)
2013 11 Col P.A. Tappin, CD (Retired)
2013 12 Maj C.B. Bostwick, MMM, CD (Retired)
2013 13 Maj D.G. Lawrence, CD (Retired)
2013 14 Maj S.E. Lipin, CD (Retired)
2013 15 Maj W.J. Magilton, CD (Retired)
2013 16 MWO T.R. Murphy, MMM, CD (Retired)
2013 17 WO L. DeNoble, MMM, CD (Retired)
2013 18 BGen J.J.M. Charron, OMM, CD (Retired)
2013 19 BGen D.P. Harrison, CD (Retired)
2013 20 Capt(N) J.E. Croft, CD (Retired)
2013 21 Col C.E. Allan, CD (Retired)
2013 22 Col J.R. Leitch, CD (Retired)
2013 23 LCol B.P. McDonnell, CD (Retired)
2013 24 Maj W.W. Dyke, MMM, CD (Retired)
2016 25 Major M.P. DeNoble, CD (Retired)
2017 26 BGen W.S. Richard, CD (Retired)
2018 27 Col D.F. Pruner, OMM, CD (Retired)
2018 28 Col J.I. Holsworth, CD (Retired)