1. AFTER 28 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY, CPO2 LOONIE BRYAN WILL OFFICIALLY TRIP ALL BREAKERS FOR THE LAST TIME ON 23 JANUARY 2018.

2. LOONIE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN CORNER BROOK, NL ON 18 MAY 1989 AS A MARINE ELECTRICIAN. AFTER COMPLETING HIS RECRUIT TRAINING AT CFB CORNWALLIS AND HIS TRAINING AT CANADIAN FORCES FLEET SCHOOL ESQUIMALT, HE WAS POSTED TO THE EAST COAST FLEET TO START HIS LIFE AS A REAL SAILOR. HE SAILED ON HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS PRESERVER (X3), HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS ST. JOHN’S, HMCS SUMMERSIDE AND HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN, PARTICIPATING IN NUMEROUS NAVAL OPERATIONS (OP APOLLO, OP AUGMENTATION, AND OP SHARP GUARD). HIS SHORE POSTINGS INCLUDED CANADIAN FORCES FLEET SCHOOL HALIFAX (X2), MAROPSGRU 5 HQ, FLEET MAINTENANCE FACILITY CAPE SCOTT, C NAVY, AND ADM(IM).

3. LONNIE AND HIS WIFE TINA OF 20 YEARS, ALONG WITH THEIR DAUGHTER SAMANTHA WILL REMAIN IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA WHERE HE WILL ASSUME A POSITION WITHIN ADM(IM) AS A CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE.

4. LONNIE HAS REQUESTED THAT A DEPART WITH DIGNITY BE ORGANIZED AT A DATE TO BE DETERMINED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

5. PERS WISHING TO SEND CONGRATULATORY WISHES, ANECDOTES OR STORIES MAY DO SO BY CONTACTING CPO2 DWAYNE MORRIS VIA EMAIL AT [email protected]

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