Retirement – MWO Herb Postill, CD, RCCS (Retired) – Kit Shop Manager


C&E Branch Family:

Herb Postill – our very own Kit Shop Manager who haunted the halls of the C&E Museum for over a decade – is retiring for a second and final time. Herb, a retired Master Warrant Officer, started his career as a Gunner from 1975 to 1981. He re-mustered to Lineman where he proudly served the Corps and Queen until 2004. In all, Herb dedicated 28 years of his life to the uniform. He deployed to Cyprus and Bosnia, and was posted to numerous bases including Debert, Kingston, Gagetown, Calgary, and Edmonton.

After hanging up his lineman spurs, Herb took on the job as the C&E Kit Shop Manager; a post he held for 15 years (from the Spring of 2005 until his last official day … which is set for the first week of January 2020). Just about every unit T-shirt, camp flag, court mounted medal, mess kit accoutrement, sword, pace stick, and retirement gift was handled, purchased, mailed, re-ordered, gift wrapped, and haggled by Mr. Postill. The Kit Shop won’t be the same without him.

He and his wife Wendy plan on travelling throughout the United States and the Atlantic provinces of Canada as he concludes a career spanning over four (4) decades. He also boasts a well-equipped wood-working shop where he plans to spend many months lacerating his hands, bludgeoning his thumbs, sawing off bodily bits that he actually needs to function, and stapling himself to inanimate objects.

There will be a social gathering in Herb’s honour at the ANAF Club (Gore Road) on Friday, 10 January 2020. It starts at 1400 hours (that’s 2:00 PM in case Herb forgot what Army time looks like).

Kindly RSVP the C&E Branch Office ([email protected]) and Carbon-Copy both the positional inbox at [email protected] and Miss Sandra Walsh at [email protected] so we can track attendance and prepare accordingly. We are heading into the Christmas holidays, and want to make sure as many people as possible are tracking attendance.

Dress for the occasion is casual attire.

Please spread the word and help us fill the ANAF with good friends and colleagues as we thank MWO Herb Postill, CD, RCCS (Retired) for his service, wish him well, applaud all he’s done for the Branch, and give him a fitting send-off.

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Jason Vaters
4 years ago

Herb, thanks for taking me under your wing all those years ago when I was 2IC 1 Line Squadron. Still the best job I had while I was in the military. No one works harder or parties harder than linemen. You have been a true friend for the past 18 years. I still remember our trip out west, when you took me to the best Beef Jerky place in Canada. I still have the pictures from the trip too. (But not the Jerky). I have some clouded memories of the annual Lineman Conference in Cornwall. Lisa, Jacob and I wish you and Wendy all the best in your future travels. Hopefully you will enjoy retirement as much as you’ve enjoyed everything else. I am looking forward to seeing you on the 10th.

Lyle Read
4 years ago

Herb, I have had the opportunity to work with you in both a military and civilian capacity and always found it to be and “adventure”. One thing that can always be said about you was whatever you were doing it was for the betterment of the soldiers. This was never more evident than your management of the C&E Kit Shop where you continually made sure that the members got their fair shake. Allison and I would like to wish you and Wendy all the best in your respective retirements and safe travels, I know our paths will meet many times in the near future.

Gary Hayes
4 years ago

👍Thanks for taking the KITSHOP from a hole in the wall to the top of the LINE first choice for all. This includes your initiative reaching out to all units, expanding and increasing products and easy accessibility to purchase items and medal mounting. Your ability to adopt and modify business planning in the retail arena was very evident in the growth of sales and services provided. All the best! VVV

Herb: Congratulations on your second retirement from another Herbie who went Signals. Best wishes to you and to Wendy. BTW, I can recommend several barbers to you…

Major Blair Christie
4 years ago


Congratulations on a noteworthy career. It’s been a privilege working with you over the past several years. Enjoy retirement and travel. Drop by the Museum every now and again to check up on us.

Take care, Merry Christmas, and I’ll see you on the 10th of January.

Shelly Harris
4 years ago


I would like to congratulate you on behalf of all members of the RCCS. You have had an outstanding career and have given your utmost to the Corps and the C&E Community at large. You will be greatly missed. I wish you and Wendy the very best on your new journey!