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RETIREMENT – MWO KEN BAILEY, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO KEN BAILEY, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

MASTER WARRANT OFFICER KEN BAILEY IS RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 5 JANUARY 2021 AFTER 33 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. MWO BAILEY ENROLLED IN  IN ST. JOHN’S NL ON 22 JANUARY OF 1987. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS BASIC AND INFANTRY BATTLE...

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RETIREMENT – SGT KEVIN T. MOLLOY, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT KEVIN T. MOLLOY, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. SERGEANT KEVIN T. MOLLOY WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 01 FEBRUARY 2021 AFTER 13+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. SGT MOLLOY ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES ON 29 AUGUST 2007 AS AN ATIS TECH IN REGINA, SK. IN 2009 HE COMPLETED HIS TRADES...

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RETIREMENT – CWO CHRISTINE OUELLET, MMM, CD – 00381 CWO

RETIREMENT – CWO CHRISTINE OUELLET, MMM, CD – 00381 CWO

1. AFTER 38 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER CHRISTINE OUELLET WILL RETIRE ON 29 JAN 2021. 2. CWO OUELLET, IS ORIGINALLY FROM THE LAURENTIDES, QUEBEC AND JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN OCT 1982 AS A...

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RETIREMENT – SGT STEVEN CHAMAILLARD, CD – 00109 ATIS TEC

RETIREMENT – SGT STEVEN CHAMAILLARD, CD – 00109 ATIS TEC

1. SERGEANT STEVEN CHAMAILLARD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 02 FEBRUARY 2021 AFTER 36 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. SERGEANT CHAMAILLARD JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS A FIELD ENGINEER WITHIN THE PRIMARY RESERVE ON 03...

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MCpl Kyle Ladouceur – CJOC Commendation

MCpl Kyle Ladouceur – CJOC Commendation

4 Dec 2020 , CJOC COMD virtually presented MCpl Kyle Ladouceur with Commendation: MCpl Kyle Ladouceur (Information Systems Technician) CJOC COMMENDATION  Since his arrival in July 2020, Master Corporal Ladouceur has demonstrated remarkable technical skill as the...

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RETIREMENT – CWO ROBERTO GENTILE, CD – 00381 CWO

RETIREMENT – CWO ROBERTO GENTILE, CD – 00381 CWO

1. AFTER 33 + YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER ROBERTO GENTILE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 3 FEBRUARY 2021. 2. ROBERTO ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 MARCH 1987 AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR (COMM RSCH)....

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MCpl Bilodeau on Exercise NOBLE SKYWAVE

MCpl Bilodeau on Exercise NOBLE SKYWAVE

Since 2013, Communications and Electronics Branch has brought hundreds of teams from dozens of Nations together to test, strengthen expertise and compete in a friendly atmosphere to what is now known as the most prestigious military led HF competition in the world:...

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RETIREMENT – CWO MICHELLE HERRINGTON, CD – 00381 CWO

RETIREMENT – CWO MICHELLE HERRINGTON, CD – 00381 CWO

1. AFTER 35 + YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER MICHELLE HERRINGTON WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 15 JANUARY 2021. 2. MICHELLE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN ST. JOHNS, NL IN JULY OF 1985 AS A COMM RSCH OPERATOR. SHE...

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A Korean War Soldier: Sergeant Edward Allan Buckner

A Korean War Soldier: Sergeant Edward Allan Buckner

To everyone who’s gone through the Canadian Forces School of Communication and Electronics (CFSCE), you would’ve gone to the Communication and Electronics (C&E) Museum at least once. Within, there is a name mentioned several times – Sgt (Ret’d) Edward Allan...

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RETIREMENT – CWO JAMES DOPPLER, MMM, CD – 00381 CWO

RETIREMENT – CWO JAMES DOPPLER, MMM, CD – 00381 CWO

1. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER JAMES (JIM) DOPPLER, M.M.M., CD, WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20 JANUARY 2021 AFTER 34 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATE SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. JIM WAS BORN IN HUMBOLDT, SASKATCHEWAN, WAS RAISED ON A FARM AND GREW UP IN THE TOWN...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL KENT HENNIGAR, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL KENT HENNIGAR, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

1. MASTER CORPORAL KENT L. HENNIGAR WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON 1 DEC 2020 WITH 18 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AND MOST NOTABLY THE LINE TRADE. 2. MCPL HENNIGAR ENROLLED IN THE SIGNALS CORPS ON 10...

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eFP BG Latvia Signals Update

eFP BG Latvia Signals Update

The month of October for eFP Latvia saw the Battle Group (BG) deploy on our rotation’s biggest exercises of the tour. The NATO Combat Readiness Evaluation (CREVAL) exercise, Ex SILVER ARROW, was conducted in two phases, first in South-Eastern Latvia and then in the...

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RETIREMENT – SGT ÉRIC G. NADEAU, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT ÉRIC G. NADEAU, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

SERGEANT ERIC G. NADEAU WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, CANADIAN ARMY AND THE COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONIC BRANCH ON 15 JANUARY 2021, AFTER 33 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. SGT NADEAU ENROLLED IN THE PRIMARY RESERVE (P RES) ON 2...

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EX READY POSTURE: Testing Out the New Headquarters Shelter System

EX READY POSTURE: Testing Out the New Headquarters Shelter System

Ex READY POSTURE (RP) is the annual exercise conducted by Canadian Forces Joint Operational Support Group (CFJOSG). Its objective is to validate the formation’s readiness level so it can accomplish its domestic and expeditionary mandate by deploying a Joint Task Force...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ VAUGHAN CURNEW, CD – 00340 CELE

RETIREMENT – MAJ VAUGHAN CURNEW, CD – 00340 CELE

1. MAJOR VAUGHAN CURNEW WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 1 DECEMBER 2020, AFTER 34 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. MAJ CURNEW JOINED THE CANADIAN FORCES IN APRIL 1986 AS A RADAR TECH, RISING THROUGH THE RANKS FROM PRIVATE TO MASTER WARRANT...

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RETIREMENT – SGT CANICE MORGAN, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT CANICE MORGAN, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. AFTER 17 YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO CANADA, SERGEANT CANICE MORGAN WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 JANUARY 2021. SGT MORGAN JOINED THE CAF ON 08 JANUARY 2004 THROUGH THE DIRECT ENTRY PROGRAM FOR ATIS TECHS, RECEIVING HIS CPL ON...

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MSM and CDS Commendation

MSM and CDS Commendation

C&E Branch Officers Recognized at Rideau Hall Several officers of the C&E Branch / Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) were recently honoured by Her Excellency, The Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall: MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL: MAJOR GARY D....

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RETIREMENT – WO MICHAEL GAGNON, CD – 00378 CYBER OP

RETIREMENT – WO MICHAEL GAGNON, CD – 00378 CYBER OP

1. WARRANT OFFICER MICHAEL GAGNON, CD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 30 NOVEMBER 2020 AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE REGULAR FORCES. 2. MICHAEL ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN APRIL 2000 AS AN AEROSPACE TELECOMMUNICATION AND...

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RETIREMENT – SGT JACQUELINE BOYD, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT JACQUELINE BOYD, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. SERGEANT JACQUELINE BOYD WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 04 JANUARY 2021, AFTER 24 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. 2. JACQUELINE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN VICTORIA, BC, ON 28 MAY...

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COMM RSCH: Official Name Change to SIGINT Specialist

COMM RSCH: Official Name Change to SIGINT Specialist

Present & Former Communicator Research Members and Community writ large! Back in 2018, a Briefing Note was submitted to recommend a name change for the Communicator Research occupation. The journey was long but here we are. Effective 1 October 2020, the new...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ STANLEY DRUSKIS, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ STANLEY DRUSKIS, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER 31+ YEARS OF SERVICE TO CANADA, MAJOR STAN DRUSKIS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 29 NOV 2020. 2. HE STARTED HIS CAREER IN THE ARMY RESERVE IN 1989 AS AN INFANTRY NCM WITH THE PRINCESS OF WALES OWN REGIMENT IN KINGSTON, RISING TO THE RANK OF WARRANT OFFICER. 3....

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LCol Rod Sterling – CD 3rd Clasp

LCol Rod Sterling – CD 3rd Clasp

CD - 3rd Clasp awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel Rod Sterling On 5 November 2020, the Commander of the Canadian Army (CCA) presented our own Lieutenant-Colonel Rod Sterling with the 3rd clasp to his Canadian Forces' Decoration, marking 42 years of distinguished service to...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL DAVID T. FREAKE, CD – 00340 CELE

RETIREMENT – LCOL DAVID T. FREAKE, CD – 00340 CELE

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DAVE FREAKE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF AND THE C&E BRANCH ON 9 DEC 2020 AFTER MORE THAN 32 YEARS OF SERVICE. 2. LCOL FREAKE JOINED THE CAF IN AUGUST 1988 IN OTTAWA AS A DEO. HE WILL RETIRE AS THE LAST SERVING REG FORCE MEMBER OF HIS 1990 CELE...

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RETIREMENT – CAPT CYNTHIA URQUHART, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – CAPT CYNTHIA URQUHART, CD – 00341 SIGS

CAPTAIN CYNTHIA URQUHART RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 30 OCTOBER 2020 AFTER SERVING 30+ YEARS OF LOYAL DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. CYNTHIA JOINED THE CAF ON 17 NOVEMBER 1989 AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN. AFTER A JOYFUL STAY AT SUNNY CFRS CORWALLIS, CYNTHIA...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL PIERRE TREMBLAY, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL PIERRE TREMBLAY, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. ON 19 NOVEMBER 2020, MASTER CORPORAL PIERRE TREMBLAY WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER MORE THAN 38 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. MCPL TREMBLAY JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE IN GRANBY, QC ON 11 DEC 1981 AS A RADAR...

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RCCS in the First Battle of the Next War

RCCS in the First Battle of the Next War

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in the First Battle of the Next War In January 2021, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) members from across Canada coming from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, 4 Canadian Division Support Group, Canadian Forces Joint Signal...

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Operation REASSURANCE: 117th C&E Branch Birthday

Operation REASSURANCE: 117th C&E Branch Birthday

On 24 October 2020 enhanced Forward Presence Signal Squadron hosted the 117th C&E Branch Birthday on OP REASSURANCE.  All Signallers from eFP Latvia were in attendance. Signal Squadron delivered a historical presentation about the Branch  and the last 117 years....

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Exercise NOBLE SKYWAVE 2020: Competition Results

Exercise NOBLE SKYWAVE 2020: Competition Results

Exercise NOBLE SKYWAVE 2020 (Ex NS 20) successfully concluded this year during C&E Week.  The competition verifies our tertiary means of intercontinental communications using HF sky-wave propagation.  Over the years, the exercise continued to increase in scale and...

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Master Corporal Joshua Townsend: Member of the Year 2020

Master Corporal Joshua Townsend: Member of the Year 2020

The C&E Branch Member of the Year Award is awarded to Master Corporal Joshua Townsend, a Signals Intelligence Specialist posted to the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group (CFIOG) – OUTCAN Det Alaska. Master Corporal Townsend is recognized for his...

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Captain Garrett McDonald: Subaltern of the Year 2020

Captain Garrett McDonald: Subaltern of the Year 2020

The C&E Branch Subaltern of the Year Award is awarded to Captain Garrett McDonald, a CELE Officer posted to the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR).  Captain McDonald is recognized for his exceptional devotion to duty and impressive leadership skills...

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Branch Standing Orders: UPDATE

Branch Standing Orders: UPDATE

An updated version of the Branch Standing Orders (BSO) is now available on CMCEN under the Standing Orders link. To ensure the utmost level of accuracy, the following changes were made … NCM ranks from the RCN now reflect Master Sailor and Sailor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd...

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NATO Mission in Iraq – Jimmy’s Birthday Celebration

NATO Mission in Iraq – Jimmy’s Birthday Celebration

“NATO Mission Iraq is a non-combat mission, currently led by Canada, composed of highly skilled military and civilian advisors and mentors from NATO Alliance and partner nations, advising on institutional development that seek in-depth change with, for and by the...

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RETIREMENT – SGT ARTUR RYLSKI, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT ARTUR RYLSKI, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. AFTER MORE THAN 33 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, SERGEANT ARTUR (ART) RYLSKI WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 NOVEMBER 2020. 2. SGT RYLSKI JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN CFRC TORONTO, ONTARIO, JANUARY 1988 AS AN AIR WEAPONS TECH. HE...

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RETIREMENT – WO TRACY EVANS, CD – 00394 IS TECH

RETIREMENT – WO TRACY EVANS, CD – 00394 IS TECH

1. AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, WARRANT OFFICER TRACY EVANS WILL RETIRE ON 05 NOV 2020. 2. TRACY ENROLLED IN THE COMMUNICATIONS RESERVE 29 JUNE 1990 AS A RADIO...

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RETIREMENT – CPL SIMON DIONNE-COUTURE – 00383-01 SIG OP

RETIREMENT – CPL SIMON DIONNE-COUTURE – 00383-01 SIG OP

1. AFTER 9 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO CANADA, CORPORAL SIMON DIONNE-COUTURE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 4 NOVEMBER 2020. 2. CPL DIONNE-COUTURE JOINED THE CAF ON 25 APRIL 2011 AND STARTED HIS CAREER WITH PAT PLATOON AT 5...

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RETIREMENT – CPL WARREN FRANCIS MILLER, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – CPL WARREN FRANCIS MILLER, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. CORPORAL WARREN FRANCIS MILLER WILL RETIRE ON 31 DECEMBER 2020 AFTER 39+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. CPL MILLER JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AT THE RECRUITING CENTER IN TORONTO, ONTARIO ON THE 2ND OF APRIL 1981 AND WENT ON TO THE RECRUIT...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL PAUL JOHNSON, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL PAUL JOHNSON, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. AFTER 37 YEARS IN UNIFORM(S) SERVING QUEEN AND COUNTRIES, MASTER CORPORAL PAUL JOHNSON RETIRED FROM THE CAF, EFFECTIVE 27 SEP 2020. 2. BORN IN THE UK, MCPL JOHNSON MOVED FROM LIVERPOOL ENGLAND TO CANADA, LANDING IN QUEBEC CITY AND EVENTUALLY ENDING UP IN OTTAWA...

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RETIREMENT – MWO JOHANNE OYAMA, CD – 00394 IS TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO JOHANNE OYAMA, CD – 00394 IS TECH

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER JOHANNE OYAMA WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 32+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA; HER RETIREMENT IS SCHEDULED ON 4 NOVEMBER 2020. 2. JOHANNE ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A TELETYPE OPERATOR IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC...

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RETIREMENT – MWO PATRICK CHIASSON, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – MWO PATRICK CHIASSON, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

1.      MASTER WARRANT OFFICER PATRICK CHIASSON WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 13 NOV 2020 AFTER 31 + YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY. 2.      MWO CHIASSON ENROLLED AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH (SIGINTer) IN BATHURST, NEW...

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RETIREMENT – MWO ARTHUR (LEO) LUND, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – MWO ARTHUR (LEO) LUND, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

1. AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER ARTHUR (LEO) LUND WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 17 SEPTEMBER 2020. 2. MWO LUND JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA IN JANUARY OF 1990 AS A...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL PASCAL BOILY, CD – 00378 CYBER OP

RETIREMENT – MCPL PASCAL BOILY, CD – 00378 CYBER OP

1. MASTER CORPORAL PASCAL BOILY, CD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 16 NOV 2020 AFTER NEARLY 13 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. PASCAL ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN DECEMBER 2007 IN MONTREAL AS A COMMUNICATION RESEARCH OPERATOR....

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RETIREMENT – SGT ASHLEIGH HOMMERSEN, CD – 00362-03 ACISS-CST

RETIREMENT – SGT ASHLEIGH HOMMERSEN, CD – 00362-03 ACISS-CST

1. SERGEANT ASHLEIGH HOMMERSEN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 14 OCTOBER 2020 AFTER 19 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. ASHLEIGH ENROLLED IN 2001 AS A PRES INFANTEER WITH THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY AND IN 2005 SHE TRANSFERRED TO THE REG...

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RETIREMENT – WO KENNETH KOPP, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – WO KENNETH KOPP, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

1. WARRANT OFFICER KEN KOPP WILL RETIRE ON 14 OCTOBER 2020 AFTER THE HONOUR OF SERVING WITHIN THE CAF FOR MORE THAN 28 YEARS. 2. HE RE-ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCHER (291) IN MARCH 1998. FOLLOWING BASIC (RE)TRAINING IN ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU AND A...

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C&E WEEK 2020

C&E WEEK 2020

Officers and NCMs of the C&E Branch and its founding services: this post and the attachments below provide an overview of C&E Week 2020.  Note that this year’s event will deviate from previous iterations. Due to recent health-related restrictions, the focus...

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BRANCH UPDATE 2020

BRANCH UPDATE 2020

The C&E Branch Update represents the final component of C&E Week 2020. It aims to address the wider C&E community on issues, challenges, and opportunities facing our Branch and our founding services.  Additionally, it provides a fitting venue to recognize...

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Carruthers Gravesite Ceremony 2020

Carruthers Gravesite Ceremony 2020

Major Bruce Carruthers Memorial Gravesite Ceremony was held at the Cataraqui Cemetery in West-end Kingston to honour the founder of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) and the perpetuated C&E Branch (October 24 marks the 117 anniversary of the RCCS). The...

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Professional Development Seminar 2020

Professional Development Seminar 2020

On Wednesday, 28 October 2020 – from 1000 until 1500 hours EST, the C&E Association shall host a Professional Development Seminar to discuss emerging technologies and listen to the operational experiences of several Branch members recently returning from overseas...

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