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RETIREMENT – WO Martin Mailloux, CD – 00109 – ATIS TECH 

RETIREMENT – WO Martin Mailloux, CD – 00109 – ATIS TECH 

  1. WO MAILLOUX WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 13 AUGUST 2022, AFTER COMPLETING 20 YEARS OF SERVICE. 2. WO MAILLOUX JOINED THE CAF IN 2002 IN NORTH BAY, ON. HE COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING AT CFB ESQUIMALT, BC. HE WAS SENT TO THE CANADIAN FORCES...

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RETIREMENT – CPL JORDAN HEDSTROM – 00384 – LINE TECH

  1. CORPORAL JORDAN HEDSTROM WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 10 JUL 2022, AFTER 9 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, ROYAL CANADIAN CORP OF SIGNALS AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE LINE TRADE.  2. JORDAN ENROLLED...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ ANTHONY SHIELDS, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ ANTHONY SHIELDS, CD – 00341 SIGS

  1. MAJOR ANTHONY SHIELDS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 JULY 2022 HAVING COMPLETED 22 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. MAJ SHIELDS JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN JUNE 2000 GRADUATING IN 2004 FROM RMC WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN...

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RETIREMENT – CWO CARSON ROBERTS, CD – 00381 – CWO

RETIREMENT – CWO CARSON ROBERTS, CD – 00381 – CWO

  1. CWO CARSON ROBERTS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 04 JULY 2022 AFTER 34+ YEARS OF DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO CAF AND ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS (RCCS). 2. CARSON WAS BORN IN THE SMALL FISHING COMMUNITY OF TRITON, ON THE SHORES OF NEWFOUNDLAND...

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RETIREMENT – MAJOR JOHN MILNE, CD – 00341 – SIGS 

RETIREMENT – MAJOR JOHN MILNE, CD – 00341 – SIGS 

  1. MAJ JOHN MILNE WILL RETIRE ON 27 JULY 2022 AFTER MORE THAN 38 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES. MAJ MILNE STARTED HIS JOURNEY WITH THE CAF AS A BANDSMAN WITH THE WEST NOVA SCOTIA REGIMENT IN 1979. AS A SIGNALS OFFICER, LT MILNE WAS POSTED TO 1...

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Veterans Affairs Update June 2022

Veterans Affairs Update June 2022

In this edition What you told us about accessibility Wait times for disability benefits: what you told us Take part in a study on chronic pain Celebrating Indigenous people’s military service Veteran story: Raymond Goodchild Invictus Games report: Winter is coming...

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Veterans wanted for Dieppe Raid 80th Anniversary

Veterans wanted for Dieppe Raid 80th Anniversary

The Government of Canada is planning an overseas commemorative event to mark the Dieppe Raid’s 80th Anniversary. An official delegation will travel overseas from approximately August 14 to August 21, 2022 to attend events at several sites in Dieppe, France. The...

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RETIREMENT – CPL GARRY REYNOLDS – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – CPL GARRY REYNOLDS – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. ON 14 AUGUST 2022, CORPORAL GARRY REYNOLDS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 21+ YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. CPL REYNOLDS ENROLLED IN THE CAF RESERVES IN 1982, FROM WINNIPEG, MB AS A PTE WITH 735 COMMUNICATION REGIMENT AS A RADIO TELETYPE...

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MULTIPLE AWARDS FOR OP REASSURANCE 22-01 PARTICIPANTS

MULTIPLE AWARDS FOR OP REASSURANCE 22-01 PARTICIPANTS

To recognize Sqn members’ accomplishment and performance throughout OP REASSURANCE, the TFL Command Team handed out various TFL awards to members of the Sig Sqn on 20 May 2022. The awards were: TFL Commander’s Coin: Awarded in recognition of remarkable performance or...

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Fred Whichelo Promoted to Colonel

Fred Whichelo Promoted to Colonel

  On behalf the C&E Family, The Branch Leader – Brigadier-General James Lambert, CD – extends his congratulations to Fred Whichelo on becoming the newest member of the C&E Branch and Royal Canadian Corps of Signals to attain the rank of Colonel.  Colonel...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL SHELLEY NICKERSON – 00340 CELE

RETIREMENT – LCOL SHELLEY NICKERSON – 00340 CELE

AFTER 39+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, LCOL SHELLEY NICKERSON WILL RETIRE ON 15 JULY 2022.   LCOL NICKERSON JOINED THE CAF ON 23 SEPTEMBER 1983, AS PART OF THE YOUTH TRAINING EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (YTEP, 1YR...

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Col (Ret) Nigel Van Loan – 00120 SIGINT

Col (Ret) Nigel Van Loan – 00120 SIGINT

Our community lost a retired officer and fine person on 15 May 2022. Col (Ret) Nigel Van Loan was an outstanding Signal Officer who made significant contributions to our profession. His work in the SIGINT community was transformative. A memorial mass will be held at...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL MARTIN OUELLET, CD, 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL MARTIN OUELLET, CD, 00341 SIGS

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MARTIN OUELLET RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2022, AFTER MORE THAN 26 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.   LCOL OUELLET JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN JUNE 1995. HE GRADUATED FROM RMC WITH AN ELECTRICAL...

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RETIREMENT – WO KATHY WINNING – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – WO KATHY WINNING – 00109 ATIS TECH

AFTER 19 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, WARRANT OFFICER KATHY WINNING WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, 1ST CANADIAN DIVISION AND THE AEROSPACE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFORMATION SYSTEMS TRADE ON 15 MAY 2022.   WO WINNING ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON...

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RETIREMENT – MWO DAVID KENNEDY, CD – 00383 SIG OP

RETIREMENT – MWO DAVID KENNEDY, CD – 00383 SIG OP

1. AFTER 34 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE QUEEN, COUNTRY, AND TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN SIGNAL CORPS, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER DAVID KENNEDY WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 17 JANUARY 2022. 2. MWO DAVID KENNEDY ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN SUDBURY...

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RETIREMENT – SGT BRANDON RICE – 0109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT BRANDON RICE – 0109 ATIS TECH

SGT BRANDON RICE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON JUNE 26TH 2022, AFTER 13 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. SGT RICE ENROLLED INTO THE RCAF IN SEPTEMBER 2008. AFTER COMPLETING BMQ, THEY WERE POSTED TO CFSCE TO COMPLETE THEIR POET AND...

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RETIREMENT – Captain Adam Powley – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – Captain Adam Powley – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER MORE THAN 12 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, CAPT ADAM POWLEY WILL RETIRE ON 1 JUNE 2022. 2. AFTER MORE THAN 12 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, AND THE ROYAL...

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RETIREMENT – CWO DENIS BRUNEAU, CD, CPO1/CWO CORPS-TLT

RETIREMENT – CWO DENIS BRUNEAU, CD, CPO1/CWO CORPS-TLT

1. ON BEHALF OF THE BRANCH, WE WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT CWO DENIS BRUNEAU, CD WILL RELEASE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES MAY 30 2022, AFTER 32 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. DENIS ENLISTED IN HIS HOMETOWN OF...

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Maj Lemaire receives Branch Commendation

Maj Lemaire receives Branch Commendation

    Major Lemaire volunteered as the Command Team Lead for the C&E Branch Battlefield Study Netherlands 2020.  He worked diligently on behalf of the Planning Team to develop a comprehensive Joining Instruction for all C&E Branch participants.  This...

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RETIREMENT – CPL MATTHEW LADAS – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – CPL MATTHEW LADAS – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. CORPORAL MATTHEW LADAS WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON JUNE 5TH 2022, AFTER 6 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. CORPORAL LADAS ENROLLED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE (RCAF) APRIL 2016. AFTER BASIC TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED...

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RETIREMENT – CAPT GHISLAIN MOREAU, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – CAPT GHISLAIN MOREAU, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER 38 YEARS OF SERVICE, CAPTAIN GHISLAIN MOREAU WILL BE RETIRING ON 29 AUGUST 2022. 2. CAPT MOREAU ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 15 JAN 1982 IN SEPT-ILES, QUEBEC. THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, CAPT MOREAU HAS BEEN POSTED TO VACLARTIER, KINGSTON, MONTREAL AND OTTAWA. HE HAS...

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RETIREMENT – CWO ROBERT VIEL, MMM, CD – 00381 CWO

RETIREMENT – CWO ROBERT VIEL, MMM, CD – 00381 CWO

1. AFTER MORE THAN 39 YEARS, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER BOB VIEL WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 31 AUGUST 2022. HE GREW UP IN SEPT-ILES, QUEBEC AND JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 1983 AS A RADAR TECHNICIAN. AFTER BASIC TRAINING AT CFRS CORNWALLIS AND TRADES TRAINING AT...

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RETIREMENT – WO MARK HILLIER, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

RETIREMENT – WO MARK HILLIER, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

1. WARRANT OFFICER MARK HILLIER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN FORCES ON 11 MAY 2022 AFTER 38 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES. 2. MARK ORIGINALLY ENROLLED INTO THE REGULAR FORCE AT OTTAWA, ONTARIO 07 MAY 1981 AS PART OF...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL MICHEAL DUTEAU, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL MICHEAL DUTEAU, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER 38 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MICHEAL DUTEAU WILL RETIRE ON 18 MAY 2022. 2. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DUTEAU JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 1983 AS A NAVAL SUPPLY TECHNICIAN...

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Veterans Affairs Update May 2022

Veterans Affairs Update May 2022

In this edition Observing Vimy Ridge Day, 9 April 2022 “Thunderhead” wins LGBTQ2+ National Monument design competition 75th anniversary of the Canadian Rangers Asian Heritage Month: Captain Cletus Cheng Canadian Jewish Heritage Month: Sergeant Moe Hurwitz Mental...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL DILAN THOMAS MONGE – 00383 SIG OP

RETIREMENT – MCPL DILAN THOMAS MONGE – 00383 SIG OP

1. ON BEHALF OF THE BRANCH, WE WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT MASTER CORPORAL DILAN MONGE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 01 JUNE 2022 AFTER MORE THAN 9 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN FORCES AND THE SIGNAL BRANCH. 2. MCPL...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ MAXIME FOURNIER, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ MAXIME FOURNIER, CD – 00341 SIGS

AFTER 21 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MAJOR MAXIME FOURNIER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON MAY 16 2022. MAJ FOURNIER JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 2001 AS AN OFFICER CADET IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. AFTER COMPLETING HIS...

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RETIREMENT – WO SHELDON GILLIS, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

RETIREMENT – WO SHELDON GILLIS, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

WARRANT OFFICER SHELDON GILLIS, CD WILL RELEASE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON JUNE 07 2022, AFTER 23 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AND THE BEST TRADE, THE LINE TRADE. SHELDON WAS SWORN IN AT CORNER BROOK, NL...

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CFJSR Updates

CFJSR Updates

1. Ex MERCURY STRIKER (MS) 2022 was the start of a new annual Regimental exercise in which the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR) provides support to two CPs at the same time, a Joint Task Force Support Component (JTFSC) which is a Formation CP, and a...

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RETIREMENT – COL MICHAEL PURCELL, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – COL MICHAEL PURCELL, CD – 00341 SIGS

COLONEL MICHAEL KEITH PURCELL, TF JERUSALEM / CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND COLONEL MICHAEL KEITH PURCELL WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 26 AUGUST, 2022. COLONEL PURCELL TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR COMPONENT OF THE CAF IN 1986 AS A SIGNAL OFFICER. BETWEEN 1987 AND...

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eFP SIGNAL SQUADRON ROTO 17

eFP SIGNAL SQUADRON ROTO 17

Already midway through the deployment, enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Signal Squadron has overcome all challenges it has faced. The Signal Squadron grew from 37 to 61 members with the welcomed addition of 23 members from 21 Electronic Warfare (EW) Regiment and a...

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RETIREMENT – MWO STEVE HARVEY, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO STEVE HARVEY, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. AFTER 22+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER STEVE HARVEY WILL RETIRE ON 28 APRIL 2022. 2. MWO HARVEY BEGAN LIFE IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE AS A CADET INSTRUCTOR CADRE...

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RETIREMENT – MWO SÉBASTIEN TURGEON, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO SÉBASTIEN TURGEON, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER SÉBASTIEN TURGEON FROM ADM(IM)/DGIMTSP/DIMEI, WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON MAY 4TH 2022 AFTER 22 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE II, CANADA AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE....

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RETIREMENT – PO 1 ANDREW SHEPPARD, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

RETIREMENT – PO 1 ANDREW SHEPPARD, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

1. PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS ANDREW SHEPPARD WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 22 APRIL 2022 AFTER 20 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. PO 1 SHEPPARD ENROLLED AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR - NOW SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST -...

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RETIREMENT – SGT EDGAR GUANZON, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT EDGAR GUANZON, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

1. AFTER 20 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, SERGEANT EDGAR GUANZON WILL RETIRE ON 22 MAY 2022. 2. SGT GUANZON ENROLLED WITH THE CAF ON 23 MAY 2002. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS BASIC MILITARY...

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Veterans Affairs Update April 2022

Veterans Affairs Update April 2022

In this edition Mental Health Benefits now available Protecting your mental health in times of stress Five programs receive support from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund Learn to manage everyday stress Best Advice Guide: Caring for Veterans Are you ready for tax...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ ÉRIC LACASSE, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ ÉRIC LACASSE, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. ON 1 FEBRUARY 2022, MAJOR ÉRIC LACASSE, CD WILL RETIRE AFTER MORE THAN 36 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. AFTER COMPLETION OF HIS ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, HE JOINED...

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RETIREMENT – WO DANNY KRAUSKOPF, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

RETIREMENT – WO DANNY KRAUSKOPF, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

AFTER 33 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, WARRANT OFFICER DANNY KRAUSKOPF WILL RETIRE ON 20 MAY 2022. 2. DANNY JOINED THE CAF IN JANUARY 1989 AS A COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH OPERATOR AND...

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Maj Matt Wojcik receives SACEUR Recognition Award

Maj Matt Wojcik receives SACEUR Recognition Award

On 28 March 2022, BGen Gervais Carpentier had the opportunity to attend an award ceremony at SHAPE where one of our members, Maj Matt Wojcik, was recognized for his overall work at 1 NSB in Wesel, Germany. In SACEUR’s absence, the recognition was awarded by COS SHAPE,...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL ADRIAN ARCHER – 00383 SIG OP

RETIREMENT – MCPL ADRIAN ARCHER – 00383 SIG OP

1. Master Corporal Adrian Archer will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals on 1 May 2022 after over 12 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada. 2. Adrian enrolled in the CAF on 16 December 2009 at CFRC Calgary and went...

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LCol Melany Lepage receives RCAF Commendation

LCol Melany Lepage receives RCAF Commendation

The RCAF commendation was presented to Lieutenant-Colonel Melany Lepage during the CANELEMNORAD Honors and Award ceremony, that took place on 09 March 2022 at Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America. Citation : “LCOL (THEN MAJOR) LEPAGE DEMONSTRATED...

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RETIREMENT – CPL CHRISTOPHER HARPER, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

RETIREMENT – CPL CHRISTOPHER HARPER, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

1. CORPORAL CHRISTOPHER HARPER RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 4 MARCH 2022 AFTER 14 PLUS YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. CHRISTOPHER ENROLLED WITH THE CANADIAN ARMY AS AN INFANTEER IN SEPTEMBER 2007. AFTER BASIC TRAINING CHRISTOPHER WAS POSTED TO...

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RETIREMENT – WO DONALD BUJOLD, CD – 00383 SIG OP

RETIREMENT – WO DONALD BUJOLD, CD – 00383 SIG OP

1. AFTER MORE THAN 39 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, WARRANT OFFICER DONALD BUJOLD WILL RETIRE ON 31 MARCH 2022. 2. WO BUJOLD ENROLLED WITH THE CAF ON 2 JUNE 1982. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS...

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RETIREMENT – MWO TIM RICE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO TIM RICE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER TIM RICE IS HANGING UP HIS UNIFORM AFTER 33 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE ON 15 APR 2022. 2. TIM JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE AS A RAD TECHNICIAN ON OCTOBER 11, 1988. COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING AT CF RECRUIT SCHOOL IN CORNWALLIS. POSTED IN OCT 1988 TO THE...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ ADRIAN LUCK, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ ADRIAN LUCK, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. MAJOR ADRIAN LUCK WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 JULY 2022 AFTER 31 AND THREE QUARTER YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. ADRIAN ENROLLED WITH THE CAF IN SEPTEMBER 1990 AS A SIGNALS OFFICER. HE HAS ENJOYED POSTINGS TO ST-HUBERT, REGINA AND,...

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