RETIREMENT – CORPORAL EDWARD LANGILLE C.D. 00383 – SIG OP

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Retirement Date: 27/04/2024
  1. BORN ON APRIL 27, 1969 IN NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA, CPL EDWARD LANGILLE GREW UP NEAR TRENTON. IN JULY 1988, HE ENROLLED IN THE 1ST BATTALION OF THE NOVA SCOTIA HIGHLANDERS REGIMENT TO FINANCE HIS STUDIES AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY, WHERE HE OBTAINED A BA IN MAY 1992.THE HIGHLANDER LANGILLE WILL BE IN TURN CARABINIERE, HE WILL BE ONE OF THE LAST RESERVE INFANTRY SOLDIERS TO RECEIVE TRAINING ON HOW TO OPERATE THE 106 MM RECOILLESS GUN PRIOR TO ITS GRADUAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE RESERVE’S ANTI-ARMOUR DETACHMENTS.
  2. DURING THESE YEARS, HE HELD SEVERAL POSITIONS AT THE CIC GAGETOWN INFANTRY SCHOOL, CFS DEBERT AND CAMP ALDERSHOT. AUSTRALIA, AFGHANISTAN AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.CPL LANGILLE’S CAREER CHANGED IN FEBRUARY 2003, WHEN HE BEGAN A REORIENTATION WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS APPRENTICE TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CFTPR AT CFB KINGSTON IN JULY 2003. HE THEN ASSUMED THE FUNCTIONS OF NACCS OPERATOR AND RAPID REACTION TERMINAL. HE PARTICIPATED IN TWO DEPLOYMENTS, ONE IN AFGHANISTAN FROM JUNE TO DECEMBER 2006 AND A SECOND IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FROM DECEMBER 2008 TO JUNE 2009, WHICH ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HIS CAREER AT THE RTIFC. CPL LANGILLE ALSO TAKES ON THE ROLES OF IS TECH AND MESSAGE CENTRE OPERATOR IN HALIFAX AND WINNIPEG, AND WORKS SEVERAL YEARS IN CRYPTOGRAPHY AT THE EDMONTON GARRISON.
  3. IT IS CLEAR THAT AFTER ALL THIS TIME, EDWARD – TED FOR THOSE WHO KNOW HIM – SERVED AT VIRTUALLY EVERY BASE IN THE CANADIAN ARMY, SO IN 2020, FOUR YEARS FROM THE END OF HIS SERVICE, THE CAREER MANAGER HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TRANSFER HIM TO WINNIPEG, THE ONLY PLACE HE HAS NEVER BEEN POSTED TO BEFORE!NOW ON THE VERGE OF RETIREMENT, TED IS EAGER TO SETTLE DOWN WITH HIS WIFE, LARA GREBAZ – THE LAST FREESTYLE SKI CHAMPION FROM THE CANADIAN PROGRAM – IN EDMONTON, THE COUPLE’S FAVOURITE CITY. TED IS EXCITED TO START THIS NEW PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER. ON THE OCCASION OF THE FAREWELL PARTY, IT IS LIKELY THAT HE AND HIS GUESTS WILL TOAST THE TWO REGIMENTS AND CORPS IN WHICH HE PROUDLY AND LONG SERVED, AND WILL ALL SHOUT IN CHORUS
  4. IN APRIL 1998, CPL LANGILLE JOINED THE 1ST BATTALION, ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, GARRISONED IN PETAWAWA, AT VICTORIA BARRACKS. OVER TIME, HE TOURED ALL RIFLE COMPANIES EXCEPT DELTA, DISBANDED SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL, AND ENDED HIS CAREER AS AN INFANTRY SOLDIER WITH ECHO COMPANY. IN ADDITION TO HIS MILITARY DUTIES, CPL LANGILLE WROTE ARTICLES FOR THE NEWSPAPER LA GARNISON AND WORKED AS A LIFEGUARD AT THE DUNDONALD HALL AQUATIC CENTRE. IN 2000, HE WAS INSTRUCTED TO OPERATE THE NEW ERYX MISSILE SYSTEM. CPL LANGILLE ALSO HAS THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF BEING PART OF THE GUARD OF HONOUR DURING THE REPATRIATION OF THE UNKNOWN CANADIAN SOLDIER TO FRANCE, WHICH EARNED HIM A LIVE APPEARANCE ON TELEVISION. AS FOR TRAVEL, HE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ABROAD ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS DURING HIS LONG MILITARY CAREER, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, HUNGARY, AUSTRALIA, AFGHANISTAN AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.
  5. CPL LANGILLE’S CAREER CHANGED IN FEBRUARY 2003, WHEN HE BEGAN A REORIENTATION WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS APPRENTICE TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CFTPR AT CFB KINGSTON IN JULY 2003. HE THEN ASSUMED THE FUNCTIONS OF NACCS OPERATOR AND RAPID REACTION TERMINAL. HE PARTICIPATED IN TWO DEPLOYMENTS, ONE IN AFGHANISTAN FROM JUNE TO DECEMBER 2006 AND A SECOND IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FROM DECEMBER 2008 TO JUNE 2009, WHICH ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HIS CAREER AT THE RTIFC. CPL LANGILLE ALSO TAKES ON THE ROLES OF IS TECH AND MESSAGE CENTRE OPERATOR IN HALIFAX AND WINNIPEG, AND WORKS SEVERAL YEARS IN CRYPTOGRAPHY AT THE EDMONTON GARRISON. IT IS CLEAR THAT AFTER ALL THIS TIME, EDWARD – TED FOR THOSE WHO KNOW HIM – SERVED AT VIRTUALLY EVERY BASE IN THE CANADIAN ARMY, SO IN 2020, FOUR YEARS FROM THE END OF HIS SERVICE, THE CAREER MANAGER HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TRANSFER HIM TO WINNIPEG, THE ONLY PLACE HE HAS NEVER BEEN POSTED TO BEFORE!
  6. NOW ON THE VERGE OF RETIREMENT, TED IS EAGER TO SETTLE DOWN WITH HIS WIFE, LARA GREBAZ – THE LAST FREESTYLE SKI CHAMPION FROM THE CANADIAN PROGRAM – IN EDMONTON, THE COUPLE’S FAVOURITE CITY. TED IS EXCITED TO START THIS NEW PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER. ON THE OCCASION OF THE FAREWELL PARTY, IT IS LIKELY THAT HE AND HIS GUESTS WILL TOAST THE TWO REGIMENTS AND CORPS IN WHICH HE PROUDLY AND LONG SERVED, AND WILL ALL SHOUT IN CHORUS: SIOL NA FEAR FEARAIL (1NSH), PRO PATRIA, (1RCR) AND VELOX VERSUTUS VIGILANS (CTRC)!
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