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C&E Branch represented at D-Day commemorations in France

C&E Branch represented at D-Day commemorations in France

The Colonel Commandant and Branch Adjutant represented the C&E Branch and her founding services during the D-Day commemorations in France. Thursday, 06 June 2019 Brigadier-General Kevin O’Keefe (Retired) and Major Blair Christie attended the D-Day commemoration on...

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RETIREMENT – WO (RET’D) ANDRÉ NAULT, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – WO (RET’D) ANDRÉ NAULT, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. ON 29 JULY 19, ANDRÉ NAULT WILL RETIRE AFTER 43 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA AND DND/CAF. 2. IN 1976, ANDRÉ ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS A RESERVIST WITH THE 6E R22R. IN 1977, HE JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN....

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RETIREMENT – MAJ BILL O’REILLY, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ BILL O’REILLY, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER OVER 42 YEARS OF SERVICE MAJOR BILL O’REILLY, SIGNALS OFFICER, IS RETIRING FROM THE CAF. 2. BILL JOINED 728 (ST. JOHN’S) COMMUNICATION SQUADRON IN JUNE OF 1977 UNDER THE STUDENT SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. ONCE HIS SUMMER JOB WAS COMPLETED AND FINDING...

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RETIREMENT – WO CLIFFORD TAYLOR, CD – 00362 ACISS

RETIREMENT – WO CLIFFORD TAYLOR, CD – 00362 ACISS

1. WARRANT OFFICER CLIFFORD (CLIFF) TAYLOR WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS ON AUGUST 12, 2019 AFTER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. WO TAYLOR JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 24 AUGUST 1989 AS...

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RETIREMENT – MWO HUGH L. MCKINNON, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

RETIREMENT – MWO HUGH L. MCKINNON, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER HUGH L. MCKINNON WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 3 JUNE 2019, AFTER 25 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH. HE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL JOSHUA FRAIZE, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

RETIREMENT – MCPL JOSHUA FRAIZE, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

1. AFTER 13 PLUS YEARS OF SERVICE MCPL JOSHUA FRAIZE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 15 JUL 19. 2. JOSH ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 2006 AS A LINEMAN AND WAS POSTED TO 2 RCHA, PETAWAWA. IN MARCH 2010 HE DEPLOYED ON EXPEDITIONARY OPERATION...

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Jane Umpherson

Jane Umpherson

“Do you know what a Degausser is?” Bright eyes sparkling, as 96 year old Jenny Umpherson smiled and laughed. “Not many people know that. I did lots of jobs. I’m a signaller.” Jenny was in the Bronte Legion after the D-Day Parade on Sunday 2nd June. Jenny...

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RETIREMENT – CAPT ANTHONE JOSEPH MCGEE, CD – 00341-01 SIGS

RETIREMENT – CAPT ANTHONE JOSEPH MCGEE, CD – 00341-01 SIGS

1. CAPTAIN MCGEE HAS 28+ YEARS OF SERVICE AND WILL BE RETIRING ON THE 14 AUGUST 2019. 2. CAPTAIN ANTHONE J. MCGEE STARTED HIS CAREER WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 29 NOVEMBER 1990 AS A CLERK AND SPENT THE FIRST 16 YEARS OF HIS CAREER IN THE RANK AND FILE BEFORE...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL NEIL MCKENNA, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL NEIL MCKENNA, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL NEIL MCKENNA WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON 19 AUGUST 2019 WITH 37 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. HAILING FROM THE DOCK ROAD, ELMSDALE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, LCOL MCKENNA ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES AS A RADIO OPERATOR...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER CORPORAL CHRISTOPHER JACKSON WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, 09 JULY 2019, AFTER 17 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. CHRISTOPHER ENROLLED IN THE CAF IN 2002 IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO AND ATTENDED BASIC TRAINING IN SAINT-JEAN QUEBEC. DURING THE...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL DAVE JONES, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT – LCOL DAVE JONES, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. LCOL DAVE JONES WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, 12 JULY 2019, AFTER 26 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. DAVE ENROLLED IN 1993, STARTING BASIC TRAINING THE SAME WEEK HE FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL. HE ATTENDED CMR AT ST-JEAN AND GRADUATED FROM RMC...

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Senior Appointment Program (SAP) Course 27 – 31 May 2019

Senior Appointment Program (SAP) Course 27 – 31 May 2019

This picture was taken during the 5th anniversary celebration of the Osside Institute where the guest of honour was CWO (Ret’d) Kevin West. Pictured left to right : CWO SD Mailer, CWO JMS Levac, CWO MD Harris, CWO DL Martens, CWO L Dunn and CWO JPR Boucher. Osside...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL JUSTTYN R. GASCON – 00362-09 ACISS-IST

RETIREMENT – MCPL JUSTTYN R. GASCON – 00362-09 ACISS-IST

1. IN RECOGNITION OF THE 10 YEAR MILITARY CAREER OF MCPL GASCON, RETIREMENT DATE OF 04 JUNE 2019. 2. MCPL GASCON JOINED THE CAF AS A SIGNALS OPERATOR ON 13 MARCH 2009. AFTER HIS BASIC TRAINING IN ST-JEAN HE WAS POSTED TO BORDEN AND THEN TO KINGSTON WHERE HE COMPLETED...

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ADM(IM) NDWCC Golf Tournament

ADM(IM) NDWCC Golf Tournament

ADM(IM) is once again hosting our annual ADM(IM) NDWCC Golf Tournament on 29 August 2019. Regardless of rain or shine, come join the IM Group family for an afternoon of fun and fundraising! This best ball golf shotgun has limited spots, so be sure to register soon!...

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RCCS to adopt the Army Blue Beret

RCCS to adopt the Army Blue Beret

The RCCS will restore historic traditions and recommence the use of the Army Blue Beret with all Orders of Dress. For details please click here

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ROSEN 2019 – Cancellation

ROSEN 2019 – Cancellation

Dear C&E colleagues, I regret to advise all that the ROSEN Dinner for 2019 is cancelled. Due to a confluence of events - some out of my control - the attendance for this year’s dinner is very low and as a result it is not self supporting. I do realize that the...

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RETIREMENT – SGT (RET’D) JOHN HUDSON, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – SGT (RET’D) JOHN HUDSON, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

1. AFTER OVER 37 YEARS OF COMBINED CAF AND DND SERVICE, JOHN HUDSON WILL RETIRE ON 31 MAY 2019. 2. JOHN JOINED THE CAF IN FEBRUARY 1981 AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR (291). HIS MANY POSTINGS INCLUDED INUVIK, CFSCE, BERMUDA, GANDER, MASSET AND FINALLY LEITRIM...

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Obituary Notice – LCol (Ret’d) Jacques Hamel, OMM, CD

Obituary Notice – LCol (Ret’d) Jacques Hamel, OMM, CD

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of LCol Jacques Hamel, OMM, CD, eng. Surrounded by family, he passed away from surgical complications at 02h30 this morning. No words can describe the impact Jacques had as the cornerstone of the C4ISR community...

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RETIREMENT – MWO GARY JACKLIN, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – MWO GARY JACKLIN, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER GARY JACKLIN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS ON 05 JULY 2019 AFTER 35 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. MWO JACKLIN JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 17 OCTOBER 1983...

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RETIREMENT – WO ROBERT P. BEATTEAY,CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – WO ROBERT P. BEATTEAY,CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. WARRANT OFFICER ROBERT P. BEATTEAY WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON JULY 2ND 2019 WITH 36 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, AND THE ROYAL CANAIDAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AS AN ACISS CORE. 2. BOB JOINED THE FORCES IN MAY OF 1983 AND COMPLETED...

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RETIREMENT – CAPT MICHAEL SAWLER, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT – CAPT MICHAEL SAWLER, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. CAPT MICHAEL SAWLER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF 10 JUNE 2019 AFTER 17 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF AND THE C AND E BRANCH. 2. CAPT SAWLER ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A DIRECT ENTRY OFFICER ON 2 JULY 2002 IN HALIFAX, AND COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINING...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL JAMES BATES, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT – LCOL JAMES BATES, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. LCOL JIM BATES WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 11 JULY 2019 AFTER 33 YEARS OF SERVICE. 2. JIM ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 25 MARCH 1986 AND COMPLETED CELE(AIR) TRAINING AT CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS. DURING HIS...

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RETIREMENT – MWO JOHN FEDAK, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

RETIREMENT – MWO JOHN FEDAK, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

1. MWO JOHN FEDAK WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 2 JUNE 2019 AFTER OVER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE CANADIAN ARMY, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. MWO JOHN...

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RETIREMENT – WO STEPHEN LEBELLE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – WO STEPHEN LEBELLE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. WARRANT OFFICER STEPHEN LEBELLE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, 05 JULY 2019, AFTER 32 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. STEPHEN ENROLLED IN THE CAF IN 1987 IN TORONTO, ONTARIO AND ATTENDED BASIC TRAINING IN CORNWALLIS NOVA SCOTIA. DURING THE...

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RETIREMENT – WO BRUCE SAMSON, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – WO BRUCE SAMSON, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. Bruce joined the Regular Force Sept 19, 1978 as a Rad Op 211. Three weeks later he was in Cornwallis on basic training. After his TQ3 course he was posted to 740 Comm Sqn in Nanaimo working in the FCC in the Diefenbunker. 2. In 1982 he was posted to 1 Canadian...

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RETIREMENT – MWO CARSON DUHANEY-WALKER, 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

RETIREMENT – MWO CARSON DUHANEY-WALKER, 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

1. AFTER 33 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE SIGNALS CORPS, MWO CARSON DUHANEY-WALKER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES EFFECTIVE 15 APRIL 2019. 2. CARSON ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 14 MAY 1986 AND STARTED BASIC TRAINING IN CFB CORNWALLIS ON 23...

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How deception played a key role in the success of D-Day

How deception played a key role in the success of D-Day

“You are going to smell burning equipment.” The Beach Master, in charge of moving troops off the Invasion Beach walked down the sand to Hughie. “You are going to smell death. Do not look left or right. Follow me” Hugh Patterson, from Caledonia, Ontario...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ JASON NEUFELD, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ JASON NEUFELD, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. Major Jason C.R. Neufeld, CD. will be retiring from the CAF on 13 May 2019 just shy of completing 28 years of service. A graduate of RMC and the Joint Command and Staff Program, he has alternated between command and operations staff positions through most of his...

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Cdn Military & Veteran Discount Guide: The Ultimate List

Cdn Military & Veteran Discount Guide: The Ultimate List

The Dealhack Canadian Military and Veteran Discounts List is the result of a quarterly survey of brands that offer discounts to all members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Every 3 months, the team independently verifies each and every discount on this list. They also...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL JOHN CLARK, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL JOHN CLARK, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. ON 26 JUNE 2019, AFTER 25 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, LCOL JOHN CLARK WILL TRANSITION FROM THE REGULAR FORCES AND TAKE THE FIRST STEPS INTO THE JOURNEY. 2. LCOL CLARK JOINED THE CAF IN 1993. HE BEGAN HIS STUDIES AT ROYAL ROADS MILITARY COLLEGE...

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RETIREMENT- MWO PHIL FERGUSON, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

RETIREMENT- MWO PHIL FERGUSON, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

1. AFTER 32 PLUS YEARS OF SERVICE MWO PHIL FERGUSON WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 02 JULY 2019. 2. PHIL JOINED THE CAF RESERVES ON 29 JUNE 1987 AND, AFTER A SHORT STINT AS A RESERVIST, HE JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE ON 21 AUGUST 1990. ONCE PROPERLY...

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RETIREMENT – MWO GARY O. WHITE, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

RETIREMENT – MWO GARY O. WHITE, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

RETIREMENT OF MWO GARY O. WHITE, 26 MARCH 1976 – 25 JUNE 2019 “RCCS DE G.O., LONG MSG K” 1. THIS MESSAGE IS TO INFORM ALL OF THE MANY MEMBERS OF THE RCCS, MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT AND THE NUMEROUS MEMBERS OF THE CAF IN WHICH I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO...

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COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS BRANCH NCR MESS DINNER

COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS BRANCH NCR MESS DINNER

COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS BRANCH NCR MESS DINNER: THURSDAY, 06 JUNE 2019 AT 1800 FOR 1900 HOURS Distinguished members – serving and retired – of the Communications & Electronics Branch and its founding services. The C&E Branch NCR Mess Dinner is set for...

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Ex COMM PLAYER (2019)

Ex COMM PLAYER (2019)

This year marked the re-commencement of Exercise COMM PLAYER; an annual hockey tournament designed to foster a competitive spirt, regimental / unit pride, and camaraderie. Tremendous thanks is owed to the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR) – OPIs Lieutenant...

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Retired Officers’ and Senior NCMs’ (ROSEN) Mess Dinner

Retired Officers’ and Senior NCMs’ (ROSEN) Mess Dinner

Dear Retired Member of the Branch; Registration for The Retired Officers' and Senior NCMs' annual dinner hosted by the Colonel Commandant is now open. This event will again be held without spouses / guests, and will take place at the Vimy Officers' Mess (VOM) on...

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RETIREMENT – COL COLIN LACHANCE, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – COL COLIN LACHANCE, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. COLONEL COLIN LACHANCE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 2 JULY 2019 AFTER 29 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE CANADIAN ARMY, AND THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH. 2. COLONEL LACHANCE ENROLLED IN THE...

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RETIREMENT – CAPT DAVE MACPHAIL, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – CAPT DAVE MACPHAIL, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. CAPT DAVE MACPHAIL WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, 29 MAY 2019 AFTER 32+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. DAVE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 10 JUL 1986 AT CFRC SEPT-ILES, QC AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH. DURING HIS CAREER HE WAS POSTED...

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RETIREMENT – BGEN S.M. MORITSUGU, OMM, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – BGEN S.M. MORITSUGU, OMM, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. HAVING HAD THE HONOUR TO SERVE CANADA FOR 36 YEARS, BRIGADIER-GENERAL STEVE MORITSUGU, OMM, CD, WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 25 JUNE 2019. 2. BGEN MORITSUGU WAS COMMISSIONED AS A SIGNAL OFFICER UPON GRADUATION FROM ROYAL ROADS MILITARY COLLEGE IN...

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RETIREMENT – COL (RETD) BILL BLONDON, OMM, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – COL (RETD) BILL BLONDON, OMM, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER ALMOST 53 YEARS OF COMBINED CAF AND DND SERVICE BILL WILL RETIRE ON 1 JULY 2019. 2. BILL ENTERED CMR DE ST JEAN IN SEPTEMBER 1966 AND GRADUATED IN MAY 1971 WITH A BSC AND BECAME ONE OF THE “NEW EIGHTEEN”. ONCE COMPLETING BASIC SIGNAL OFFICER TRAINING HE WAS...

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RETIREMENT – SGT CHRISTOPHER HARRIS, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

1. SGT CHRISTOPHER HARRIS WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN FORCES ON 24 MAY 2019 AFTER 13 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. ORIGINALLY FROM BRIDGEWATER, NS, CHRIS ENROLLED AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCHER IN DECEMBER 2005. FOLLOWING BASIC RECRUIT...

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