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RETIREMENT – BRIGADIER-GENERAL DAVID AWALT, CD, 00172 – GOL

RETIREMENT – BRIGADIER-GENERAL DAVID AWALT, CD, 00172 – GOL

  1. AFTER 31 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE BRIGADIER-GENERAL DAVID AWALT RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2022. 2. BGEN DAVID AWALT ENROLLED IN THE REGULAR FORCE IN 1991 IN THE REGULAR OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAM GRADUATING FROM ROYAL...

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RETIREMENT – CAPTAIN JAMES A. TRASK, CD, SIGS – 00341

RETIREMENT – CAPTAIN JAMES A. TRASK, CD, SIGS – 00341

  1. ON 10 JANUARY 2023, CAPTAIN AL TRASK, CD, WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AFTER 40+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH, AND CANADA. 2. CAPT TRASK’S JOURNEY...

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RETIREMENT – CORPORAL WARREN E. HAMELIN, 00109 – ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – CORPORAL WARREN E. HAMELIN, 00109 – ATIS TECH

  1. CPL WARREN HAMELIN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 15 NOVEMBER 2022 AFTER MORE THAN 6 YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED, DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF). 2. WARREN JOINED THE CAF ON 24 MAY 2016 AS AN ATIS TECH. AFTER...

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RETIREMENT – CAPTAIN GREGORY RITONJA, 00341 – SIGS

RETIREMENT – CAPTAIN GREGORY RITONJA, 00341 – SIGS

  1. CAPTAIN GREGORY RITONJA IS RETIRING ON 23 NOVEMBER 2022, AFTER 12 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF, C&E BRANCH, THE SIGNALS TRADE, AND CANSOFCOM. 2. HE ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A SIGNALS OFFICER IN JULY 2010. AFTER 4 YEARS AT RMC, IN THE...

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RETIREMENT – CAPTAIN RALPH T. MACDONALD, CD, SIGS – 00341

RETIREMENT – CAPTAIN RALPH T. MACDONALD, CD, SIGS – 00341

  1. CAPTAIN RALPH T. MACDONALD WILL RETIRE ON 13 JANUARY 2023, AFTER 34 YEARS OF DEDICATED, ALBEIT BROKEN, SERVICE TO CANADA, ITS ARMED FORCES, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. RALPH WALKED THROUGH THE FRONT GATES OF CFRLS CORNWALLIS ON 8 NOVEMBER...

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RETIREMENT – CORPORAL DERRICK CROWDER, 00340 – CELE

RETIREMENT – CORPORAL DERRICK CROWDER, 00340 – CELE

  1. AFTER 10 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, CPL DERRICK CROWDER WILL RETIRE ON 15 NOVEMBER 2022. 2. BORN IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CPL DERRICK CROWDER BEGAN LIFE IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN NOVEMBER 2012 AS AN ATIS TECH....

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Congratulations to Captain Russell Storring!

Congratulations to Captain Russell Storring!

Captain Russell Storring, awarded the Military Personnel Generation Group Commanders Commendation for his work in Decentralized Recruit Training. Citation: Captain Storring was a success enabler in the establishment of the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School...

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Congratulations to Major Jennifer Arsenault!

Congratulations to Major Jennifer Arsenault!

Major Jennifer Arsenault, awarded the SSM with Expedition bar, for her work on Op PRESENCE TF-Training Support to Peacekeeping Operations (TF-TSPO), which saw the TF deploy to Rwanda and Uganda in the fall of 2021 and spring of 2022. TF-TSPO was tasked to develop and...

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C&E Week 2022 has begun!

C&E Week 2022 has begun!

  C&E week has kicked off with raising of our Branch flag and a brief of our strong history of RCCS and the North. Blueberry cupcakes with grey coloured icing to enjoy. Our Sr Sig Offr (CELE) is our JTFN Comd, BGen Godbout.   [gallery type="rectangular"...

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RETIREMENT – MASTER CORPORAL RIGOBERTO F. SANTOS

RETIREMENT – MASTER CORPORAL RIGOBERTO F. SANTOS

  1. MCPL SANTOS RETIRED ON 30 JANUARY 2021 AFTER 20 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES. 2. MCPL SANTOS JOINED THE CF ON 09 APR 2002. AFTER COMPLETION OF QL3 ATIS COURSE, HE WAS POSTED TO 16 WING HQ AND WORKED WITH WTIS UNTIL JUL...

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RETIREMENT – SERGEANT LARRY WILSON, SIG TECH 00385-01

RETIREMENT – SERGEANT LARRY WILSON, SIG TECH 00385-01

  1. AFTER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL RESERVE FORCE SERVICE TO CANADA SGT LARRY WILSON WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 OCTOBER 2022. 2. SGT WILSON WAS BORN IN CALGARY, AB, AND JOINED THE CAF AT THE AGE OF 17 IN MAY OF 1992 AS A RIFLEMEN WITH THE...

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RETIREMENT – COLONEL ROBYN Y. HULAN, OMM, CD, 00341 – SIGS

RETIREMENT – COLONEL ROBYN Y. HULAN, OMM, CD, 00341 – SIGS

1. Colonel Robyn Hulan, OMM, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after 30 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada on 31 October 2022. 2. Colonel Hulan’s career has spanned signals intelligence, electronic warfare and information technology...

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RETIREMENT – SERGEANT RYAN HEFFERNAN, CD, 00109 – ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – SERGEANT RYAN HEFFERNAN, CD, 00109 – ATIS TECH

  1. SERGEANT RYAN HEFFERNAN WILL BE RETIRING AFTER 23 YEARS OF SERVICE. 2. SGT RYAN HEFFERNAN OR AS MOST KNOW HIM “HEFF” JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 1999 AS RESERVE INFANTEER WITH THE HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGIMENT. IN 2001 WHILE A MEMBER OF THE...

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C&E Branch Members participate in IRON WARRIOR 2022

C&E Branch Members participate in IRON WARRIOR 2022

  The annual IRON WARRIOR event, hosted by CFB Petawawa, took place on 27 and 28 Aug 2022. This gruelling event, which involves a ruck march, a canoe portage and then paddling said canoe down the Ottawa River, is a mental and physical challenge for all...

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BURIAL CEREMONY – MASTER CORPORAL CLIFFORD DENNISON, CD

BURIAL CEREMONY – MASTER CORPORAL CLIFFORD DENNISON, CD

  MCPL CLIFFORD DENNISON CD, WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2021, WAS LAID TO REST AT THE CATARAQUI CEMETERY IN KINGSTON ONTARIO ON 25 JUNE 2021. AT THE TIME OF HIS BURIAL IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT CLIFFORD WAS AN INDIGENOUS VETERAN AND THEREFORE HEATHER MITCHELL FROM THE CITY...

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RETIREMENT – CORPORAL LANCE MARSHALL, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – CORPORAL LANCE MARSHALL, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

  1. CPL LANCE MARSHALL WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON OCT 2ND 2022, AFTER OVER 35 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. LANCE JOINED THE CF ON THURSDAY THE 12TH OF FEB 1987 IN CALGARY. THE NEXT DAY HE TOOK A WHITE KNUCKLE...

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RETIREMENT – CAPTAIN JASON ISENOR, CD, 00340 – CELE

RETIREMENT – CAPTAIN JASON ISENOR, CD, 00340 – CELE

  1. AFTER MORE THAN 28 YEARS OF SERVICE, CAPTAIN JASON ISENOR WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON THE 30TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2022. 2. JAY GREW UP IN ELMSDALE NS, AND JOINED THE CAF IN 1993 AS 031 INFANTRY. AFTER COMPLETION OF BASIC RECRUIT TRAINING AT CFRS...

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ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER – SUMMER 2022

ASSOCIATION NEWS Vol. 1, Issue 2, Summer 2022 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...

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ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER – SPRING 2022

ASSOCIATION NEWS Vol. 1                                                                                    Issue 1                                                                                                                                                        ...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL THOMAS HALL, CD, 00394 – IS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL THOMAS HALL, CD, 00394 – IS TECH

AFTER 16 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF), MASTER CORPORAL THOMAS HALL WILL BE RETIRING ON 13 SEPTEMBER, 2022.   TOM FIRST ENROLLED WITH THE CAF ON 10 JUNE 2003 AS INFANTRY. AFTER A BRIEF BREAK IN SERVICE, HE THEN...

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RETIREMENT – BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES LAMBERT, CD, 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES LAMBERT, CD, 00341 SIGS

  1. BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES LAMBERT, CD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 36 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA ON 21 OCTOBER 2022. 2. BGEN LAMBERT JOINED THE CANADIAN FORCES IN 1986 AND GRADUATED FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE...

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Happy 100th Birthday to Cpl (ret) Hugh Patterson!

Happy 100th Birthday to Cpl (ret) Hugh Patterson!

  On 17 July 2022, family, friends including military family and friends gathered in the Legion in Caledonia to celebrate Cpl Patterson’s 100th birthday.  He enjoyed a few beer while exchanging stories and sharing a few laughs with over one hundred people who...

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Capt Bencze receives the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM)

Capt Bencze receives the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM)

  Capt Bencze receives the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM) from the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David L. Cohen, during the 03 June 2022 U.S. Embassy Military Awards Ceremony in Ottawa. Captain Christopher G. Bencze, Canadian Army, distinguished himself by...

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Burlington Veteran Douglas Ross Rickard marks 104th Birthday

Burlington Veteran Douglas Ross Rickard marks 104th Birthday

  June 25, 2022 — Press release from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 60 Burlington  The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 Burlington wishes a very Happy Birthday today to one of its valued members, 104-year old Douglas Ross Rickard (pronounced “rih-KARD”).  His...

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Promotion – CWO Peter Holub, CD

Promotion – CWO Peter Holub, CD

Peter Holub was promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, on 21 Jun at the 21 EW Regt H&A.Starting of his his enrollment on the 3rd of May 1996, CWO Peter Holub CD has proven to be exceptional in his career as a former SIGINT Specialist and Career Manager,...

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RETIREMENT – COLONEL ERIC CYR CD, 00341 CELE

RETIREMENT – COLONEL ERIC CYR CD, 00341 CELE

  1. COL ERIC CYR, CD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 34+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA ON 3 JULY 2022. 2. COLONEL CYR JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 1988, ATTENDING THE COLLEGE MILITAIRE ROYAL DE ST-JEAN AND GRADUATED WITH...

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