1. AFTER 40 YEARS OF SERVICE, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER KENNETH (KEN) HOWE HAS RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 3 MARCH 2021.

2. BORN IN SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK, CWO HOWE BEGAN HIS MILITARY CAREER IN THE CAF UPON HIS ENROLMENT IN THE PRIMARY RESERVE IN 1981 UNDER THE SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. AFTER A FEW YEARS IN THE RESERVES HE TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCES ON 27 JUN 1985 TO START HIS ADVENTURE AS A LINEMAN UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE REGULAR FORCES ON 03 SEP 2009 AND RETURNING TO THE PRIMARY RESERVES ON 10 SEP 2009 WHERE HE SERVED WITH THE 37 SIGNAL REGIMENT.

3. DURING HIS CAREER IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, CWO HOWE SERVED ACROSS CANADA IN GAGETOWN, GERMANY, GREENWOOD, COLDLAKE, EDMONTON, AND KINGSTON. CWO HOWE ALSO SERVED CANADA OVERSEAS IN GERMANY, INCLUDING DEPLOYMENTS TO BOSNIA, AFGHANISTAN, UAE, EGYPT, AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE VISITS AT MCDILL AIRFORCE BASE IN TAMPA BAY FLORIDA TO WIRE EAGLE VILLAGE THE HQ FOR OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.

4. AFTER HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE CAF IN MARCH 2021, CWO HOWE PLANS TO STAY IN BURTON WITH HIS WIFE MAUREEN FOR ANOTHER YEAR AND THEN HEAD UP ONTARIO WAY TO BE CLOSER TO THEIR DAUGHTERS AND GRANDCHILDREN. KEN WILL ENJOY HIS RETIREMENT PLAYING GOLF, SNOWMOBILING IN THE WINTER AND STOCK CAR RACING IN THE SUMMER. WHEN NOT DOING THAT, HE AND HIS WIFE WILL BE VISITING THEIR DAUGHTERS AND GRANDSONS.

5. CWO HOWE HAS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF PEOPLE TO THANK FOR THE FUN TIMES AND SUCCESS IN HIS CAREER AS A LINEMAN. HE WISHES EVERYONE ALL THE BEST AS HE EMBARKS ON ADVENTURES OUSTIDE THE FORCES.

6. NO DEPART WITH DIGNITY EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION. AN INFORMAL FUNCTION WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. ALL TALL TALES, ANECDOTES AND BEST WISHES CAN BE SENT BY 25 MAY 2021 TO CAPT MOUCHET AT [email protected].

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