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 (blair.christie@forces.gc.ca) and Carbon-Copy both the positional inbox at DGIMTCandEBranch_BrancheCetEDGTGI@forces.gc.ca and Miss Sandra Walsh at Sandra.walsh@forces.gc.ca 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.