RETIREMENT – CORPORAL DEREK MCKENZIE – 00109, ATIS TECH

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Retirement Date:

16/10/2023

1. ON 16 OCTOBER 2023, CORPORAL DEREK MCKENZIE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 16 YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY.
 
2. CPL MCKENZIE JOINED THE CAF AS AN AVIATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN IN DECEMBER 2006, COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING AND QL3 AT CFB BORDEN. FOLLOWING GRADUATION IN 2009, DEREK WAS POSTED TO 435 SQN AT 17 WING WINNIPEG WHERE HE MET HIS HUSBAND PATRICK.
 
3. DURING HIS TENURE AT 435 DEREK DEPLOYED TWICE – AFGHANISTAN AND TRAPANI – BOTH IN 2011.
 
4. AFTER TEN YEARS WITH AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ON THE CC130 HERCULES, DEREK JOINED THE C&E BRANCH IN JULY 2018, REMUSTERING TO ATIS TECH AND REMAINING AT 17 WING UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT.
 
5. DEREK HAS ACCEPTED EMPLOYMENT WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND WILL BE REMAINING IN THE AREA FOR THE FORESEABLE FUTURE.
 
6. Derek HAS DECIDED ON A LOCAL PAINT BALL AFTERNOON IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO CELEBRATE HIS DWD. ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING CAN CONTACT DEREK AT CSN 257-6131.
 
7. ANY ANECDOTES/CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES MAY BE FORWARDED TO RAE DAWN WHITE – [email protected]

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Pete Yip
1 month ago

Congratulations on your retirement Derek!