RETIREMENT – MASTER CORPORAL RICHARD J. PANTER, CD – 00384, LINE TECH

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Retirement Date:

06/01/2022

1. MCPL RICHARD (RICK) PANTER, RICK WAS RELEASED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 6 JANUARY 2022, AFTER 12 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AND THE BEST TRADE, THE LINE TRADE.

2. RICK WAS SWORN IN AT THE HALIFAX RECRUITMENT CENTER ON 10 JUN 2009. HE WAS SOON AFTER POSTED TO CFLRS WHERE HE COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINING AND WAS POSTED TO CFJSR KINGSTON’S ESTEEMED 1 LINE SQUADRON. WHILE AT 1 LINE SQUADRON, HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN NUMEROUS EXERCISES AND OPERATIONS BOTH DOMESTIC AND ABROAD, INCLUDING A TAV TO KUWAIT FOR WHICH HE WAS AWARDED WITH THE SSM EXPEDITION. RICK WAS THEN SUBSEQUENTLY POSTED TO CFB ESQUIMALT IN 2014 WHERE HE WORKED AT THE LOCAL LINE WORK CENTRE. DURING THIS TIME, RICK WAS DEPLOYED TO OPERATION IMPACT WHERE HE EARNED THE GSM EXPEDITION MEDAL BEFORE BEING PROMOTED TO MASTER CORPORAL AND POSTED TO 2 CMBG PETAWAWA WHERE HE SERVED AS A DET COMMANDER AT 1 RCR THEN 2 RCHA BEFORE HIS RETIREMENT.

3. RICK, HIS SPOUSE SHANNON AND THEIR SON JONATHAN HAVE DECIDED TO REMAIN IN PEMBROKE ONTARIO WHERE RICK CONTINUES TO SUPPORT HIS WIFES MILITARY CAREER IN UNIFORM FROM BEHIND THE SCENES.

4. WE WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIS MILITARY CAREER AND TO WISH HIM WELL. A DWD LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD AT O-106 ON GARRISON PETAWAWA, ONTARIO ON THURSDAY, 8 FEB 2024, FROM 12H00 TO 13H30. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES AND STORIES CAN BE E-MAILED TO.  [email protected]

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Mike Clarke
3 months ago

Congratulations Rick. All the best to you and yours in the future. Enjoy your well deserved retirement my friend.

Phil Ferguson
3 months ago

Rick, Best of luck in your future endeavours.