RETIREMENT – MR K LOUGH, CD

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1. AFTER A LITTLE MORE THAN 39 YEARS (COMBINED SERVICE) OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, DND AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE, MR K. LOUGH WIL RETIRE ON 30 APRIL 2018.

2. MR K. LOUGH JOINED THE CAF ON 16 NOV 1978 AS A RADIOMAN (SEA) AND OFF TO BASIC TRG AT CFRS CORNWALLIS ON 1 DEC OF THE SAME YEAR. ON COMPLETION OF BASIC TRG HE WAS POSTED TO THE CF FLEET SCHOOL IN EQUIMALT UNTIL HIS TRADES TRG WHICH HE COMPLETED IN JANUARY 1980.

3. FOLLOWING HIS INITIAL TRADES TRG HE WAS POSTED TO THE HMCS PROVIDER, AND THEN LATER THE MINESWEEPERS HMCS MIRAMICHI AND HMCS THUNDER. AFTER A SHORT STING AT CFS ALDERGROVE FROM 1982 TO 1986, MASTER SEAMAN LOUGH SWAPPED COASTS FOR HALIFAX AND TRIED HIS HAND AT SUPERVISED DROWNING (SUBMARINE OPERATIONS). POSTED TO HMCS ONONDAGA AND LATER THE FIRST CANADIAN SUBMARINE SQUADRON, MASTER SEAMAN LOUGH OPERATED SILENTLY UNDER THE NORTH ATLANTIC, HUNTING FOR THE RED OCTOBER.

4. AFTER TIRING OF LIFE ON AND UNDER THE OCEAN WAVES, HE SAW THE GREEN LIGHT AND JOINED THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH AS A RADIO OPERATOR (ARMY) AND POSTED TO 1 CANADIAN DIVISION HQ AND SIGNALS REGIMENT. AFTER A QUICK TOUR OF CFSCE, NOW MASTER CORPORAL LOUGH RETURNED TO NOW CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT (CFJSR) IN AUG 1998. PROMOTED TO SGT IN DECEMBER 1998, HE CONTINUED TO SERVE THE REGIMENT UNTIL MEDICAL RELEASE IN JUNE 2002. AFTER A QUICK TRIP TO CLOTHING STORES, SWAPING UNIFORM FOR CIVIES AND A WEEKEND OF GOLF, MR LOUGH COMMENCED EMPLOYMENT AS THE IT MANAGER FOR CFJSR ON 19 JUNE 2002 AND HAS BEEN A FIXTURE EVER SINCE.

5. ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM DND AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE,MR K. LOUGH AND HIS WIFE WILL HIT THE OPEN ROAD IN THEIR NEW RV AND FOLLOW THE GOLF SEASON SOUTH OF THE BORDER.

6. TO CELEBRATE MR K. LOUGH’S SERVICE TO THE CAF, DND AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE A DWD WILL BE HELD IN HIS HONOUR AS FOL:

A. DATE: 4 MAY 18 FROM 13H00 TO 16H00;

B. LOCATION: CFB KINGSTON JR RANKS MESS, 2 SADIE AVE, KINGSTON, ON. NOTE – FOOD WILL NOT BE SERVED HOWEVER FEEL FREE TO BRING OR ORDER YOUR OWN, BAR WILL BE OPEN;

7. CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE, QUOTES, SALTY STORIES, ANECDOTES ETC MAY BE FORWARDED TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

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