RETIREMENT – MAJ BILL GORHAM, CD – 00341 SIGS

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1. MAJ BILL GORHAM WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON O3 SEPTEMBER 2019, AFTER COMPLETING OVER 37 YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS (RCCS).

2. MAJ GORHAM ENROLLED IN THE CAF UNDER THE REGULAR OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAM (ROTP) IN JUNE 1982 AT THE ST CATHARINES ON RECRUITING CENTRE, HE ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AND GRADUATED IN 1986 WITH A BSC IN PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS.

3. MAJ GORHAM’S POSTINGS WERE; SSF PETAWAWA 1986-1987, FRENCH LANGUAGE TRAINING IN ST HUBERT 1987-1988 THEN BACK TO PETAWAWA FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS; FMC HQ IN 1990-92; ADM(MAT)PMO TCCCS, OTTAWA 1992-1994; SHILO, MB 1994-1997; DTSES(DIMTPS)OTTAWA 1997-2000; CROATIA 2000-2001; RMC/CDA KINGSTON 2001-2006; LFDTS 2006; AND FINALLY WITH CADTC/DLSE/CASC 2010-2019.

4. MAJ GORHAM COMPLETED TWO OPERATIONAL TOURS: UNIIMOG IRAN/IRAQ – 1988, OP CHAPERON CROATIA 2000/2001 AND DEPLOYED ON A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL EXERCISES.

5. MAJ GORHAM IS VERY PROUD TO HAVE SERVED CANADA BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD. HE WILL BE RETIRING IN THE KINGSTON AREA WITH HIS WIFE KARIN AND DAUGHTERS AMANDA AND HEATHER WHERE HE PLANS TO TAKE UP HIS HOBBIES ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS ENJOYING PHOTOGRAPHY, MOTORCYCLING, GOLF AND SIPPING A FINE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH EVERY NOW AND AGAIN.

6. THERE WILL BE A DEPARTURE WITH DIGNITY (DWD) CEREMONY ON 16 AUG 2019 AT THE FORT FRONTENAC OFFICERS’ MESS, CFB KINGSTON AT 1100 HOURS FOR 1130 HOURS. MAJ GORHAM INVITES YOU ALSO TO THE BASE GOLF AT 0800 SAME DAY IF YOU DESIRE. DRESS WILL BE DRESS OF THE DAY OR APPROPRIATE CIVILIAN ATTIRE.

7. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES AND PARTING SHOTS CAN BE SENT TO THE DWD COORDINATOR, CAPT JOHN RICHARD AT: [email protected] BEFORE THE 14 OF AUGUST 2019.

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