1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER (MWO) ANTHONY (TONY) COBDEN WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 14 SEP 18 AFTER 41 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. TONY JOINED THE RESERVE UNIT THE HIGHLAND FUSILEERS OF CANADA AS A RADIO OPERATOR IN JUNE 1977. HE TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCE ON 24 AUG 1981. HE COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING IN CORNWALLIS, NS AND HIS COMM RSCH TRADE TRAINING AT CFSCE IN KINGSTON, ON.

3. DURING HIS CAREER HE HAS ENJOYED POSTINGS TO 770 COMM RSCH SQN, GANDER, NL (X2), CFS MASSET, CFS LEITRIM (X2), CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, NSGA SKAGGS ISLAND CALIFORNIA, DIRECTOR GENERAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS (DGIMO) AND 1 CANADIAN DIVISION HQ IN KINGSTON.

4. IN ADDITION TONY COMPLETED 2 X TOURS AT CFS ALERT (83, 87), 1 TOUR IN AFGHANISTAN (05), AND 1 X TOUR AT NAPLES, IT (2013). HE ALSO COMPLETED 3 NAVY DEPLOYMENTS WHICH INCLUDED HMCS MONTREAL (96), USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD (97), AND HMCS ATHABASKAN (2000).

5. TONY AND DAWN WILL REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA. HE PLANS ON SEEKING PART TIME EMPLOYMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR UPON RETIREMENT. HE ALSO PLANS ON DOING MORE VOLUNTEERING AT THE PERLEY RIDEAU VETERANS HOME.

6. A GATHERING OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CFS LEITRIM ALL RANKS MESS ON 07 SEPTEMBER 2018 AT APPROX 1330L TO CELEBRATE HIS CAREER. ANY ANECTODES, WISHES OR CONGRATULATORY EMAILS MAY BE SENT TO MWO SWYER (JOSEPHINE.SWYER3@FORCES.GC.CA) BEFORE 02 SEPTEMBER 2018.