RETIREMENT – MWO ANTHONY PEEREN, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

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1. AFTER MORE THEN 33 YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED AND DEDICTED SERVICE TO QUEEN AND COUNTRY MASTER WARRANT OFFICER ANTHONY PEEREN WILL RETIRE FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE ON 06 SEPT 2021.

2. MWO PEEREN JOINED THE CF IN 1988 AS A COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN, WHICH WAS AMALGAMATED WITH INTEGRAL SYSTEM AND INSTRUMENT ELECTRICAL IN 1997 TO BECOME AVS. AFTER TRADES TRAINING, HIS FIRST POSTING IN 1989 WAS TO 18 WING EDMONTON, WHERE HE WORKED AT 447 SQN ON THE FIRST GENERATION OF CANADIAN CHINOOK HELICOPTERS. AFTER CLOSING DOWN 447, HE MOVED OVER TO 408 SQN IN 1991 AND WORKED ON BOTH THE TWIN HUEY AND KIOWA AIRCRAFT. WHILE THERE HE DEPLOYED TO HAITI IN SUPPORT OF THE UN MISSION IN 1995. TO ENGLAND FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY IN 1992 AND TO NORWAY IN 1991 ON EXERCISE WITH THE ARMY. MAINLY THOUGH, HE SAW A LOT MORE OF WAINWRIGHT ALBERTA THAN ANY GOOD AIR FORCE TECHNICIAN SHOULD. HE WAS THEN POSTED IN 1996 TO 19 WING COMOX, WORKING ON THE AVS HEAVY AURORA AIRCRAFT WHERE HE SAW MORE OF HAWAII THAN IS NECESSARY. IN 2001 HE RE-MUSTERED TO ATIS IN AN OBVIOUS ATTEMPT TO STAY IN COMOX BUT WAS POSTED IN 2007 TO 17 WING WINNIPEG. WORKING AT THE TELECOMM FLIGHT, HE DEPLOYED TO THE MIDDLE EAST IN 2009 AND TO ITALY IN 2011. IN 2012 HE WAS POSTED TO OTTAWA INTO THE LCMM SHOP ALTHOUGH NOT DEPLOYED, HE DID SPEND A LOT OF MONEY IN SUPPORT OF RCAF RED NETWORK SYSTEMS. HE THEN RETURNED TO WINNIPEG IN 2016 WORKING THE AIR DEFENCE DESK IN THE A6 RCS SECTION. PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK IN 2017, HE IS NOW FINISHING HIS CAREER IN THE A6 SHOP IN 2021.

3. ALONG WITH HIS WIFE MARGARET, MWO PEEREN WILL RETIRE CLOSE TO FAMILY IN THE OKANAGAN REGION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.

4. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY FUNCTION WILL BE HELD AT BOSTON PIZZA, 2517 PORTAGE AVE, WINNIPEG, MB, 2 SEPT 2021, COMMENCING AT 1300 HRS.

5. FUNCTION ATTENDANCE, WELL WISHES, PICTURES AND FUNNY ANECDOTES ARE TO BE SENT TO THE RETIREMENT FUNCTION COORDINATOR, LT POOLE, 1 CAD A6 RCS ADS. [email protected], 204 833 2500 X6341.

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Marcus Wilson
2 years ago

Congrats Tony, all the best to you and your better half as you start your next chapter in BC.