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RETIREMENT – CAPT ALLAN MONTGOMERY, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – CAPT ALLAN MONTGOMERY, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. CAPT A.J. MONTGOMERY WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 6 AUG 2018 AFTER 37 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME STARTED IN 1976 WHEN ALLAN JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS IN PEMBROKE ONTARIO, SUMMER CAMPS AWAY...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL RUGYS LE BER, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – MCPL RUGYS LE BER, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. MCPL RUGYS LE BER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 25 AUGUST 2018, AFTER OVER 16 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. PTE LE BER JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS A MEMBER OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES OWN REGIMENT ON 27 JULY 2002 AT THE...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL JAMES (JIM) PALMER, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL JAMES (JIM) PALMER, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER 35 YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO CANADA AND TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, LCOL PALMER WILL RETIRE ON 23 JULY 2018. HIS LAST DAY IN UNIFORM WILL BE 3 JULY. 2. LCOL PALMER ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS A DIRECT ENTRY OFFICER IN 1983. AT THE...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL GREGG OUELLET, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL GREGG OUELLET, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. LIEUTENANT COLONEL GREGG OUELLET WILL BE RELEASING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 1 AUGUST 2018 AFTER 27 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. FROM SICAMOUS, BC, GREGG JOINED THE CAF IN JUNE 1991 AS A SIGNALS OFFICER. GRADUATING FOUR YEARS LATER FROM...

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RETIREMENT – CWO ANTHONY DEGRUCHY, CD

1. CWO TONY DEGRUCHY WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 22 JULY 2018 AFTER 29+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. CWO DEGRUCHY ENROLLED AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN ON 21...

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RETIREMENT – SGT JEAN-BENOIT LECLERC, CD – 00362-04 ACISS IST

RETIREMENT – SGT JEAN-BENOIT LECLERC, CD – 00362-04 ACISS IST

1. APRÈS 14 ANNÉES DE BONS ET LOYAUX SERVICES, LE SGT LECLERC PRENDRA SA RETRAITE DU CORPS DES TRANSMISSIONS ROYAL DU CANADA ET DES FORCES ARMÉES CANADIENNES LE 10 JUIN 2018. 2. LE SGT LECLERC S’EST ENRÔLÉ DANS LA FORCE RÉGULIÈRE EN AOÛT 2004 AU CENTRE DE RECRUTEMENT...

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RETIREMENT – CWO DANIEL FENTON, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – CWO DANIEL FENTON, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. ON 6 JULY 2018, AFTER 39 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, CWO FENTON WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF), THE COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. CWO FENTON JOINED THE CAF IN OCT 1979....

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Korean War Armistice – Commemoration Events

Korean War Armistice – Commemoration Events

Holding at Kapyong by Edward Zuber Dear C&E Association Members, The GoC/VAC has recently announced the series of events to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.  Full details on these events and other information related to...

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RETIREMENT – MWO DARREL MACKENZIE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO DARREL MACKENZIE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER DARREL MACKENZIE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 15 JUNE 2018 AFTER 28 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. FROM VANCOVER, BC, DARREL MACKENZIE SIGNED ON THE DOTTED LINE HALLOWEEN DAY 1989 IN HOPES TO GET A LAST...

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RETIREMENT – MWO DANIEL LANOUE, CD – 00362-03 ACISS-CST

RETIREMENT – MWO DANIEL LANOUE, CD – 00362-03 ACISS-CST

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER DANIEL LANOUE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON 08 AUG 18 WITH 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. MWO LANOUE ENROLLED IN ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU AS A RAD TECH ON 9 AUG 1988....

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RETIREMENT – MAJ MARK YOUNG, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ MARK YOUNG, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. MAJOR MARK YOUNG WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH ON 15 JULY 2018 AFTER 33 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. MAJOR YOUNG JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES UNDER THE YOUTH TRAINING...

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RETIREMENT – SGT WILLIAM (BILL) WHITEHEAD, CD – 00362-02 LST

RETIREMENT – SGT WILLIAM (BILL) WHITEHEAD, CD – 00362-02 LST

1. AFTER 29 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, AND TO THE CANADIAN ARMY, SGT W.C. (BILL) WHITEHEAD WILL RETIRE ON 12 JUNE 2018. 2. ON 21 JUNE 1989, BILL ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES PRIMARY RESERVE AS...

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RETIREMENT – COL GILBERT BLAIS-PARENT, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – COL GILBERT BLAIS-PARENT, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. ON 9 JUNE 2018, AFTER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, COL GILBERT BLAIS-PARENT WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF), THE COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. COL BLAIS-PARENT JOINED THE...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL ROBERT KEW, 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – MCPL ROBERT KEW, 00362-01 ACISS

1. MCPL ROBERT KEW WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 08 JULY 2018, AFTER OVER 7 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. MCPL KEW JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 24 JUNE 2011, AT THE TORONTO DETACHMENT IN LONDON, ONTARIO. HE COMPLETED HIS BASIC...

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Annual C&E Branch Home Station Charity Golf Tournament

Annual C&E Branch Home Station Charity Golf Tournament

It is with great pleasure that the C&E Branch announces its upcoming C&E Branch Home Station Charity Golf Tournament in support of our Military C&E Museum at CFB Kingston! We invite all members, non-members, friends, family and anyone from the public to...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL DURWIN MCLELLAN, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL DURWIN MCLELLAN, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. ON 31 JULY 2018, WITH OVER 34 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DURWIN MCLELLAN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF). 2. LCOL MCLELLAN ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 1984. HIGHLIGHTS OF HIS CAREER INCLUDE...

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RETIREMENT – DAVID ALBRIGHT, CD

RETIREMENT – DAVID ALBRIGHT, CD

1. DAVID ALBRIGHT, DIRECTOR APPLICATION PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT IN DGEAS WILL RETIRE ON 4 JULY 2018, AFTER A DISTINGUISHED 35 YEAR CAREER WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE. DAVID JOINED THE AIR FORCE IN 1983, AS A DIRECT ENTRY OFFICER...

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RETIREMENT – MWO WILSON BILLARD, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – MWO WILSON BILLARD, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

1. AFTER 27 YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MWO WILSON BILLARD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF AND THE SIGINT WORLD ON 19 JUNE 2018. 2. WILSON ORIGINALLY JOINED THE CAF IN CORNERBROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND IN FEBRUARY 1991 AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCHER. AFTER COMPLETING...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL THOMAS MEBS, CD 00362-03 CST

RETIREMENT – MCPL THOMAS MEBS, CD 00362-03 CST

1. AFTER 14 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF, MCPL MEBS WILL RETIRE ON THE 23RD OF MAY 2018. 2. MASTER CORPORAL THOMAS (TOM) A. MEBS WAS BORN IN REGINA SK IN 1981. HE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 2004 AS A LCIS TECH, WITH HIS FIRST POSTING TO 1...

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RETIREMENT – SGT DANA WRIGHT, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – SGT DANA WRIGHT, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. AFTER 33 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF, SGT WRIGHT WILL RETIRE ON THE 5 OF JULY 2018. 2. SERGEANT DANA (DAN) M.W. WRIGHT WAS BORN IN HALIFAX NS IN 1963. HE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES JAN 1985 AS AN ARTILLERY MAN, WITH HIS FIRST POSTING...

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RETIREMENT – WO DARYL (MUDDY) WATTERS, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – WO DARYL (MUDDY) WATTERS, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. WO DARYL WATTERS WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON 01 JULY 18 WITH OVER 39 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE WITH ROYAL CANADAIN CROPS OF SIGNALS. 2. WO WATTERS ENROLLED IN OTTAWA ON 18 JUN 79 AS RESEVRE RADIO TELETPYE OPERATOR(RTOP) WITH 763 (OTT) COMM REGT. HE...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ RICHARD MONETTE, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT – MAJ RICHARD MONETTE, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. MAJOR RICHARD MONETTE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 17 MAY 2018 AFTER 27 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. FROM LONGUEUIL, QC, MAJOR MONETTE JOINED THE CAF IN 1985 TO GRADUATE FIVE YEARS LATER FROM RMC, KINGSTON, WITH AN ENGINEERING...

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RETIREMENT – CPO2 JEAN FRANCOIS DOUVILLE, CD – 00115 NES OP

RETIREMENT – CPO2 JEAN FRANCOIS DOUVILLE, CD – 00115 NES OP

1. AFTER OVER 25 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE CAF, CPO2 JEAN FRANCOIS DOUVILLE WILL SHUT DOWN A MOUNTING ONE LAST TIME ON 18 MAY 2018. 2. JEAN FRANCOIS ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AT CFRC QUEBEC, QC, IN 1993 AS A...

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RETIREMENT – CPL ASHLEY WHITE, 00362-02 LST

RETIREMENT – CPL ASHLEY WHITE, 00362-02 LST

1. CPL ASHLEY WHITE IS MEDICALLY RELEASING ON 30 JUNE 2018 AFTER 9 YEARS OF COMBINED DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. ASHLEY JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES PRIMARY RESERVE ON 22 JANUARY 2009 AND COMPLETED HER...

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Branch/Corps Trivia

Branch/Corps Trivia

Dear C&E Association Members, I have had a few comments about the name of our Newsbrief - The Despatch.  I have been advised a few times that I have misspelled the word despatch and that it in fact should be dispatch.  As most dictionaries will state...

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RETIREMENT – WILLIAM J. GRAHAM

RETIREMENT – WILLIAM J. GRAHAM

1. WILLIAM J. GRAHAM WILL RETIRE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AFTER 35 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA ON THE 30TH OF MAY 2018. HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS A SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST WITHIN THE DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CAPABILTY AND...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL DONALD MULDERS, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT – LCOL DONALD MULDERS, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DONALD MULDERS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH ON 13 AUGUST 2018 AFTER MORE THAN 38 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DONALD MULDERS JOINED THE CANADIAN...

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C&E Association Heritage Awards

C&E Association Heritage Awards

Dear C&E Association Members, Just a short note to remind everyone in our community of the C&E Association Heritage Awards.  Below is an extract from the Heritage Awards guide that can be found under the Honours and Awards/Heritage Awards menu on...

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Hamilton Vintage Signals Team In Action

Hello Fellow Communicators... On Saturday the Hamilton Vintage Signals Team did their usual display for the 32 Signal Regiment's  142 Air Cadet Squadron in Mimico. The event finished with an inter team challenge. A message had to be passed by phone to a switchboard...

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The Despatch – May 2018

The Despatch – May 2018

Dear C&E Association Members, Below is a link to The Despatch - May 2018.  If you wish to receive these Newsbriefs directly please register with our Association. Thanks, Kevin O'Keefe/President/C&E Association The Despatch-May 2018

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RETIREMENT – CAPT MIKE BYRNE, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – CAPT MIKE BYRNE, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. CAPT MIKE BYRNE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON 12 JUNE 2018 WITH 37 YEARS 9 MONTHS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. CAPT MIKE BYRNE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES AS A RADIO OPERATOR IN 1980. ON COMPLETION OF TRADE TRAINING, HE SERVED AT VARIOUS POSITIONS FROM...

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Whig Standard Article  – Gerry Coady

Whig Standard Article – Gerry Coady

(Ian MacAlpine/The Whig-Standard) Dear C&E Association Members, Below is a link to an Whig Standard article on the passing of Col (Retired) Gerry Coady. http://www.thewhig.com/2018/04/26/weve-lost-quite-a-soldier

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C&E Branch NCR All Ranks Mess Dinner-16 May 2018

C&E Branch NCR All Ranks Mess Dinner-16 May 2018

COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH ALL RANKS MESS DINNER Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset West, Ottawa Guest of Honour: BGen R.G. Mazzolin, OMM, CD Menu Soup: Consomme Salad:  Caesar Salad Entrée: Almond Crusted Chicken or  Roast Beef Starch: Roasted Potato...

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50th Anniversary Memorial Service for Fallen Paratroopers

50th Anniversary Memorial Service for Fallen Paratroopers

50th Anniversary Memorial Service for Fallen Paratroopers May 13th,2018 Sunday 11:00 am The annual Memorial Service for the Seven Paratroopers who lost their lives in the Ottawa River during a training exercise parachute drop on May 8th 1968. Reflect-Reconnect-Never...

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RETIREMENT – MGEN GREG LOOS, OMM, CD

RETIREMENT – MGEN GREG LOOS, OMM, CD

1. MAJOR GENERAL GREG LOOS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 33 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES J6, CYBER FORCE COMMANDER, CHIEF OF STAFF (INFORMATION MANAGEMENT) AND THE COMMUNICATIONS...

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RETIREMENT – MWO JARROD TICE, CD – 00362-05 ACISS CISTM

RETIREMENT – MWO JARROD TICE, CD – 00362-05 ACISS CISTM

1. MWO JARROD TICE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 16 APRIL 2018 AFTER 27+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. MWO TICE ENROLLED AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN ON 20...

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RETIREMENT – MR KELLY LOUGH, CD

RETIREMENT – MR KELLY LOUGH, CD

1. AFTER A LITTLE MORE THAN 39 YEARS (COMBINED SERVICE) OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, DND AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE, MR KELLY LOUGH WIL RETIRE ON 30 APRIL 2018. 2. KELLY JOINED THE CAF ON 16 NOV 1978 AS A RADIOMAN (SEA) AND OFF...

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RETIREMENT – BGEN ROB MAZZOLIN, CD, PHD

RETIREMENT – BGEN ROB MAZZOLIN, CD, PHD

1. BRIGADIER GENERAL ROB MAZZOLIN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 8 JUN 18 AFTER 39 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE VICE DIRECTOR, PLANS AND POLICY, J5 AT UNITED STATES CYBER COMMAND IN FORT MEADE, MARYLAND. 2....

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RETIREMENT – MAJ ALLEN ELIASON, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT – MAJ ALLEN ELIASON, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. MAJ ALLEN ELIASON WILL RETIRE ON 1 MAY 2018 AFTER 37 YEARS OF WHAT ‘HE’ WILL DESCRIBE AS “EXEMPLARY SERVICE” TO AN APPRECIATIVE NATION. MAJOR ALLEN ELIASON HAS FINALLY DECIDED TO TAKE HIS PENSION AND RUN. OTHER THAN SIMPLY LISTING HIS VARIED POSTINGS BELOW, MAJOR...

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RETIREMENT- MWO KEVIN WILLIS, CD

RETIREMENT- MWO KEVIN WILLIS, CD

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER KEVIN (BRAD)LEY WILLIS RETIRES FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES HAVING SERVED 35 YEARS. A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH, HE PROUDLY WORE THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE UNIFORM, MEETING MANY AMAZING INDIVIDUALS. HIS SERVICE...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL RANDY FINLAYSON, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

RETIREMENT – MCPL RANDY FINLAYSON, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

1. AFTER 23 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF, MCPL RANDY FINLAYSON WILL RETIRE ON 15 APRIL 2018. 2. MCPL FINLAYSON STARTED HIS CAREER AS A RESERVIST IN CAPE BRETON (1989) AS A MEMBER OF A COY, 2ND BN NOVA SCOTIA HIGHLANDERS. ON 18 NOV 94 RANDY...

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