RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER DAREN M. LOCKWOOD, CD – 00383 SIG OP

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Retirement Date: 31/07/2024

 

1. AFTER MORE THAN 37 + YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE QUEEN, KING, COUNTRY AND CORPS, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER DAREN MICHAEL LOCKWOOD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 JULY 2024. DAREN JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMY RESERVE IN DECEMBER 1985 AND RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 1986. AFTER SOME THOUGHT ABOUT LIFE GOALS, DAREN ENROLLED AGAIN IN THE ARMY RESERVE IN JANUARY 1988 AND TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCE IN DECEMBER 1993. DAREN ATTENDED RADIO OPERATOR TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE) IN MARCH 1994.

2. THROUGHOUT DAREN’S CAREER, HE HAS HAD THE PLEASURE OF SERVING WITH MANY UNITS SUCH AS THE 1ST CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL REGIMENT (KINGSTON) – FROM AUGUST 1994 TO AUGUST 2003. 731 SIGNAL SQUADRON (SHILO) – AUGUST 2003 TO SEPTEMBER 2005. 2ND BATTALION PRINCESS PATRICIA’S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY (SHILO) – SEPTEMBER 2005 TO JULY 2008. 734 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON (REGINA) – JULY 2008 TO JULY 2013. 3RD CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS (EDMONTON) – JULY 2013 TO JULY 2014. 1 SERVICE BATTALION (EDMONTON) – JULY 2014 TO JULY 2017. 1 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON (EDMONTON) – JULY 2017 TO JULY 2018. 38 SIGNAL REGIMENT (THUNDER BAY) – JULY 2018 TO JULY 2020. CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, TECHNICAL SERVICES, COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BORDEN) – JULY 2020 TO JULY 2023 AND FINALLY 4TH CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS (TORONTO) – JULY 2023 TO JULY 2024. MWO LOCKWOOD’S DEPLOYMENTS OUTSIDE OF CANADA INCLUDE OP DANACA (GOLAN HEIGHTS), OP CENTRAL (HONDURAS), OP TUCAN (EAST TIMOR), OP FORAGE (MACEDONIA), OP APOLLO (AFGHANISTAN), OP ATHENA (AFGHANISTAN), OP IMPACT (KUWAIT) AND THEATRE ACTIVATION TEAM (AFGHANISTAN).
MWO LOCKWOOD HAS ALSO BEEN ON DOMESTIC DEPLOYMENTS: OP ASSISTANCE (WINNIPEG), OP RECUPERATION (KINGSTON) AND OP LUSTRE (PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE).

3. MWO DAREN LOCKWOOD WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK EVERYONE WITH WHOM HE HAS SERVED, WORKED ALONGSIDE, SHARED FRIENDSHIP, GIVEN MENTORSHIP AND GUIDANCE, AS WELL AS THOSE HE HAS RECEIVED MENTORSHIP AND GUIDANCE FROM. HE UNDOUBTEDLY RECOGNIZES THAT WITHOUT THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE, HIS CAREER WOULD LOOK MUCH DIFFERENT. DAREN IS PARTICULARLY THANKFUL FOR THE ENDURING SUPPORT HE RECEIVED FROM HIS SPOUSE, TAMMY AND HIS CHILDREN, ADAM AND SARAH OVER THE YEARS. DAREN AND TAMMY ARE MOVING BACK TO EDMONTON TO REMAIN CLOSE TO FAMILY. A SMALL DEPART WITH DIGNITY WILL BE HELD IN TORONTO WITH COLLEAGUES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN JUNE 2024 (EXACT DATE TBD) FOR THOSE THAT CAN MAKE IT. PLEASE CONTACT WO DUNCAN LLOYD AT [email protected] FOR DWD DETAILS. BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES, AMUSING STORIES AND PICTURES FROM MWO LOCKWOOD’S LONG CAREER WOULD ALSO BE APPRECIATED.

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Guy
3 days ago

Happy retirement Daren, well done on your career!