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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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Subalterns’ and Sergeants’ Indoctrination Programme 2020

Subalterns’ and Sergeants’ Indoctrination Programme 2020

Location / Venue: CFSCE – Forde – Conference Room for Instructors and Staff | MS Teams for all students and lecturers Timings: 27-28 October 2020 from 1000-1600 hours EST Registration Closes: Note that registration has now been extended to Friday, 23 October 2020 at...

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C&E Association Annual General Meeting (AGM)

C&E Association Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The C&E Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 15:15 hours EST at the Communications and Electronics museum, 95 Craftsman Blvd., CFB Kingston, Kingston, Ontario. Because of the current health situation, the...

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Operation IMPACT Command Commendations

Operation IMPACT Command Commendations

Recently, three Branch members – hailing from 2 CMBG HQ & Signal Squadron – were awarded the Air Detachment Commander’s Commendation to recognize their work with experimental IFF Crypto. The citation reads … Air Detachment – IMPACT Commanders Commendation: While...

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Promotions & Commendations: CIS Squadron Latvia

Promotions & Commendations: CIS Squadron Latvia

The 4 Division & Task Force Latvia Commander presented commendations to two deserving signallers on 26 September 2020. Sergeant Sebastien Harvey – SIG OP (2 CMBG HQ & Sig Sqn Petawawa) CIS Squadron Task Force Latvia: From July to September 2020, Sgt Sebastien...

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eFP BG Comms Academy Recap

eFP BG Comms Academy Recap

eFP Battle Group Latvia 20-02 Communications Academy As part of its first month on ground with enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Latvia, the Roto 20-02 Signal Platoon pioneered the mission’s first ever multi-national Communications Academy. This training introduced...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ DEREK MCDOWELL, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ DEREK MCDOWELL, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. MAJOR DEREK MCDOWELL WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 02 OCTOBER 2020 AFTER SERVING MORE THAN A TOTAL OF 34 YEARS, INCLUDING A YEAR IN THE PRIMARY RESERVES AND 33 YEARS IN THE REGULAR FORCE. 2, IN 1985, DEREK JOINED THE INFANTRY MILITIA AS A NCM WTH 1...

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Exercise NOBLE SKYWAVE 2020

Exercise NOBLE SKYWAVE 2020

Noble Skywave 2020 Synopsis The Communications and Electronics (C&E) Branch is holding its annual Professional Development week at Canadian Forces Base Kingston. The Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR), on behalf of the C&E Branch, will use this...

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Midnight Blue Cummerbunds

Midnight Blue Cummerbunds

Branch Dress Update: Midnight Blue Cummerbund Reference: Canadian Armed Forces Dress Instructions (A-DH-265-000/AG-001) – Annex B – Appendix 2 (page 189/250) C&E Branch Members: Consultation with the respective dress committees of each service element and research...

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RETIREMENT – WO SYLVAIN JACQUES, CD – 00362 ACISS

RETIREMENT – WO SYLVAIN JACQUES, CD – 00362 ACISS

WARRANT OFFICER SYLVAIN JACQUES WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 2 SEPTEMBER 2020 AFTER 37 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. SYLVAIN ENROLLED 10 AUGUST 1983 AS A RADIO OPERATOR WITH THE CANADIAN ARMY AND AFTER BASIC TRAINING, ENGLISH LANGUAGE...

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RETIREMENT – MWO NEILL NEATE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO NEILL NEATE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

MASTER WARRANT OFFICER NEILL NEATE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 08 MARCH 2021 AFTER MORE THAN 27 YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED, DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO THE CAF. NEILL JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 22 APRIL 1989 AS AN ARTILLERYMAN WITH THE 3rd...

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RETIREMENT – WO ANDREW L. KING, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – WO ANDREW L. KING, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. FOLLOWING 21 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, WARRANT OFFICER ANDREW L. KING WILL RETIRE FROM THE RCAF ON 14 OCT 2020. 2. WO ANDREW L. KING ENROLLED IN THE CAF IN OCTOBER OF 1999 AND FOLLOWING BMQ, POET, AND QL3 TRAINING WAS POSTED TO 22 WG NORTH BAY. DIRECTLY...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ PATRICK G. BENNETT, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ PATRICK G. BENNETT, CD – 00341 SIGS

AFTER MORE THAN 32 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MAJOR PATRICK BENNETT WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 18 NOVEMBER 2020. 2. MAJOR BENNETT JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS AN IS TECH ON 21 APRIL 1988 RISING THROUGH THE RANKS FROM AVIATOR TO...

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Juno Beach Centre Remembrance Run/Walk – Fundraising

Juno Beach Centre Remembrance Run/Walk – Fundraising

The Juno Beach Centre in Normandy France is Canada’s memorial in Europe honouring those who fought in World War II. We seek to protect the legacy of Canada’s Second World War veterans in a manner that is interesting, relevant and educational to new generations, today,...

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RETIREMENT – SGT KARL HAMILTON, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – SGT KARL HAMILTON, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

SERGEANT KARL HAMILTON WILL RELEASE FROM THE CAF ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2020, AFTER 35 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA AND THE BRANCH OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS. SGT HAMILTON FIRST JOINED THE CAF AS A RESERVE INFANTRYMAN WITH LES VOLTIGEURS DE QUEBEC IN...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL JASON BRIGGS, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

RETIREMENT – MCPL JASON BRIGGS, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

1. MASTER CORPORAL JASON BRIGGS WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 08 SEPT 2020, AFTER 23 PLUS YEARS OF SERVICE TO QUEEN, COUNTRY, BRANCH OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS AND, MOST NOTABLY, THE BEST TRADE OF ALL, THE LINE TRADE. 2. HE JOINED THE...

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COVID-19 Veteran Survey

COVID-19 Veteran Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated life changes, including social distancing and potential changes to typical health care treatments, represent unprecedented life circumstances for Veterans and their spouses. Research is urgently needed to understand the impact of...

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RETIREMENT – CAPT PIERRE J.P. FRENETTE, MMM, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – CAPT PIERRE J.P. FRENETTE, MMM, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. CAPTAIN PIERRE FRENETTE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE REGULAR FORCE ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2020, AFTER 41 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. PIERRE ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 23 AUGUST 1979. AFTER BASIC TRAINING, HE RETURNED TO...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ BRIGITTE ALLAIRE, OMM, CD – 00340 CELE

RETIREMENT – MAJ BRIGITTE ALLAIRE, OMM, CD – 00340 CELE

1. MAJOR BRIGITTE ALLAIRE IS RETIRING FROM THE CAF, RCAF, AND C&E BRANCH ON 25 JUNE 2020 AFTER 33 YEARS OF EXEMPLARY AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. BRIGITTE GRADUATED FROM THE COLLÈGE MILITAIRE ROYAL IN ST-JEAN, QUEBEC IN 1992 WITH A B.SC. IN GENERAL SCIENCE. HER FIRST...

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RETIREMENT- MAJ NATALIA VORONIN, CD – 00340 CELE

RETIREMENT- MAJ NATALIA VORONIN, CD – 00340 CELE

1. MAJOR NATALIA VORONIN WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 2 SEPTEMBER 2020 AFTER 17+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. MAJOR VORONIN ENROLLED IN THE CAF IN JANUARY 2003 AS A DIRECT ENTRY OFFICER AFTER GRADUATING FROM CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY. UPON...

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RETIREMENT – SGT JOEL MERRIFIELD, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

RETIREMENT – SGT JOEL MERRIFIELD, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

1. SERGEANT JOEL MERRIFIELD WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 25 AUGUST 2020 WITH 16 YEARS AND 12 DAYS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED REGULAR FORCE SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AS A LINEMAN. 2. SGT MERRIFIELD ENROLLED ON...

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