RETIREMENT – CWO SCOTT EDWARDS, CD – 00381 CWO

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1.  AFTER 33 + YEARS OF REGULAR FORCE SERVICE TO THE QUEEN AND CANADA, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER SCOTT EDWARDS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 AUG 2021.

2.  CWO EDWARDS ENROLLED ON 10 JUNE 1988 UNDER THE POET PROGRAM IN CORNER BROOK, NL.  UPON COMPLETION OF BASIC TRG AT CFRS CORNWALLIS, PTE EDWARDS WAS OFF TO CFSCE, CFB KINGSTON FOR POET AND TE TECH QL3 TRADES TRG.  UPON TRADES TRG COMPLETION, PTE EDWARDS WAS POSTED TO 1 CMBG HQ & SIGNAL SQN, CFB CALGARY IN AUG 1989.  THIS 6 YEAR POSTING CREATED SOME EVERLASTING FRIENDSHIPS, MEMORIES AND WAS CAPPED OFF WITH 6 MONTHS IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA WITH 1 PPCLI.  IN JAN 1995, THEN CPL EDWARDS HEADED EAST TO CFB GAGETOWN WHICH WAS SHORT LIVED AND IN JULY 1995 HE HEADED WEST AND LANDED AT 733 COMM SQN, CFB WINNIPEG.  THIS POSTING WAS ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND CPL EDWARDS ALSO STARTING FOCUSING ON BODYBUILDING WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE VERY REWARDING 0VER THE YEARS.  WINNIPEG WAS ANOTHER SHORT LIVED POSTING AND IN 1996, THEN MCPL EDWARDS WAS ENROUTE TO CDHSR, CFB KINGSTON.  CDHSR WOULD LEND TO 4 YEARS OF GREAT CAMARADERIE, TIME IN BOSINA AND THE STAND UP OF CFJSR.  IN 2000, THEN SGT EDWARDS WENT ACROSS THE ROAD TO CFSCE WHERE HE TRAINED FUTURE LCIS TECHNICIANS FOR 4 YEARS, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING OPPORTUNITIES IN HIS CAREER.  IN 2004, NOW WO EDWARDS WOULD HEAD EAST TO THE ARTILLERY SCHOOL, CFB GAGETOWN WHERE DURING HIS BRIEF TIME THERE HE WOULD DEPLOY TO AFGHANISTAN IN A FOREMAN OF SIGNALS POSITION. UPON RETURNING FROM AFGHANISTAN, HE WAS POSTED TO 3 ASG SIGNAL SQN AS THE MAINT TP WO.  IN 2008, NOW MWO EDWARDS WAS ON THE MOVE AGAIN AND LANDED IN VANCOUVER AS THE OP PODIUM FOREMAN OF SIGNALS.  OP PODIUM WAS 2 YEARS OF SOME OF THE BEST CHALLENGES MWO EDWARDS EVER FACED.  IN 2010, UPON THE CLOSE-OUT OF OP PODIUM, MWO EDWARDS FOUND HIMSELF BACK IN 3 ASG SIGNAL SQN, CFB GAGETOWN AS THE FOREMAN OF SIGNALS.  ANOTHER SHORT LIVED POSTING AND IN MAR 2011, MWO EDWARDS LANDED IN CFSCE FOR 2 YEARS OF SERGEANT-MAJOR DUTIES.  IN AUG 2013, MWO EDWARDS COMMENCED HIS YEAR LONG SLT AND UPON COMPLETION WAS POSTED TO CFJSR AS THE FOREMAN OF SIGNALS.  THIS 3 YEAR POSTING WAS ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITY, DEPLOYMENT TO KUWAIT AND UPON DEPARTING CFJSR IN 2017, MWO EDWARDS WAS OFF TO OTTAWA AS THE CJOC FOREMAN OF SIGNALS.  CJOC WOULD LEAD TO MORE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES WITH TIME IN LEBANON AND ROMANIA.  IN MAY 2018, NOW CWO EDWARDS WAS APPOINTED THE RSM 1 CMBG HQ AND SIG SQN, CFB EDMONTON.  IN 2021, CWO EDWARDS HAVING STARTED HIS CAREER AS A PTE AT 1 CMBG HQ AND SIGNAL SQN, CFB CALGARY TO THE RSM OF 1 CMBG HQ AND SIGNAL SQN, CFB EDMONTON, FIGURED THE TIME WAS RIGHT TO CAP OFF HIS OUTSTANDING AND REWARDING CAREER.

3.  SCOTT WILL RELOCATE BACK HOME TO THE ROCK, SPEND TIME HUNTING AND FISHING AND COMPLETE HIS MEAT PROCESSING COURSE AT OLDS COLLEGE, AB WITH A PLAN TO OPEN A BUTCHER SHOP ONE DAY.

4.  DETAILS OF A DWD CEREMONY ARE STILL BEING DISCUSSED AND WON’T BE ANNOUNCED UNTIL RESTRICTIONS ARE KNOWN FOR THE AUG TIMEFRAME.

5.  ANECDOTES, STORIES, CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ETC ARE WELCOME AND TO BE SENT BY E-MAIL TO MWO CURTIS LETKEMAN ([email protected], CSN 528-3813).

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Dave Cameron
3 years ago

Congratulations Scotty on your long and successful career. All the best in the future and enjoy your well deserved retirement.

Tim Stevens
3 years ago

Congrats Scott on a well deserved retirement. All the best on your future plans.

Ken Fraser
3 years ago

Congratulations Scott ! ! Was a pleasure working for you during Op Podium.

Dave Gillam
3 years ago

Congratulations, wishing you a happy and healthy retirement. I wouldn’t want to be a moose on the West Coast of NL when you move back.

all the best!

HUGHPH504
3 years ago

Well here you are, you have finally come to it, the doorway to a new adventure, a new start, a turning. You are no longer speeding down the straight away, seeing as far as the eye can see. Your coasting through a few turns, rising into the mountains, but don’t worry once you reach the top the view will be amazingly spectacular, unless of course your fogged in. But you know what we say when the fog rolls in, it’s time to tuck back your away gear off shore and run out your shallow gear in shore. Well, my friend, that’s where you are, on the high country in back of sea cove watching the fog roll in and out, the sun sparkling off the water, the wind dogs running across the wave tops. You have applied the Signals (VVV) Moto throughout your career Velox Versutus Vigilans (Swift, Skilled, Alert), now it’s time to apply it to the hunt. Though you might be retired you are never truly out of uniform, so as General Crerar was quoted as saying ” Lead always, drive rarely, but when you must, drive hard”. So save a spot for me amid ship and we will make the feathers fly, the fins flash and the fur run this fall.

Dewey
3 years ago

Congratz Scotty! I’ll always enjoy the curling we did at the end of my run!! All the best, my friend!!

Berkley Lawrence
3 years ago

Congratulations Scotty, it was a pleasure to know you and play with our on the various teams in Kingston during our time together. Hopefully our paths will cross again when you are home again on the Rock.

Eric Brisebois
3 years ago

Congratulations! A good and long career.

Good luck with the butcher shop.

Jacqueline Lemoine
3 years ago

My Handsome brother, I’m so proud of you, and so is your dad who soon will be at the age of 87, we cannot thank you enough for your exceptional dedication you have given our country, but it is so overwhelming that you are finally gonna be home with your family/families! it means everything to all of us to have you close to us again. Congratulations, brother! retirement well deserved, love you xo💞