RETIREMENT – PO1 L BANK, CD

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1. PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS L. BANK WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20TH DECEMBER 2017, AFTER 29 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY, AND MOST RECENTLY THE DIRECTORATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SECURITY.

2. PO1 BANK JOINED AT HMCS QUEEN THROUGH THE SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM ON 04 JULY 1988 AS A NAVAL SIGNALMAN. ALTHOUGH HE JOINED IN THE PRAIRIES HE BELONGED TO A QUARTER OF THE RESERVE UNITS ACROSS CANADA, SOME MORE THAN ONCE – HMCS QUEEN, HMCS PREVOST, HMCS TECUMSEH, HMCS MALAHAT, HMCS CARLETON, AND HMCS SCOTIAN. ALTHOUGH HE TOYED WITH THE IDEA OF JOINING THE REGULAR FORCE STAYING IN THE RESERVES WAS A BETTER CHOICE FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY. HE SPENT TIME SAILING ON NUMEROUS RESERVE SHIPS INCLUDING HMCS FORT STEEL, HMCS RAPID AND HMCS RALLEY. HE ALSO SAILED ON MOST OF THE PORTE BOATS AND MCDVS HMCS SASKATOON, HMCS WHITEHORSE, AND HMCS NANAIMO. HE MOST ENJOYED THE YEARS SPEND ON THE MSAS HMCS ANTICOSTI, AND HMCS MORESBY. LEE HAS SPENT THE LAST NINE YEARS IN THE NCR AS AN ISSO AT CEFCOM, AND CJOC, AND AT DIM SECUR AS A COMSEC INFORMATION OFFICER.

3. PO1 BANK, HIS WIFE, LCDR (RET’D) BANK AND SONS (NAMEST REMOVED 2023 APRIL 20 BY ADMIN). WILL BE REMAINING IN THE NCR AS PO1 BANK HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE WITH ADM(IM).

4. HE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND HIS SINCERE GRATITUDE FOR THE GUIDANCE, SUPPORT AND CAMARADERIE OF THE MANY PEOPLE HE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE ALONGSIDE WITH AND WISH THEM GOOD HEALTH AND SUCCESS IN THEIR PURSUIT OF A LIFELONG MILITARY CAREER.

5. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY RETIREMENT FUNCTION WILL BE HELD IN PO1 BANK’S HONOUR AT LA FAVORITA RESTAURANT, 356 PRESTON ST, OTTAWA, ON K1S 4M6, THE 25TH JANUARY 2018 COMMENCING AT 1300HRS. FOR THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP NLT 15 JANUARY 2018 TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

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6. FOR BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES, AMUSING STORIES AND MESSAGES, PLEASE SEND TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

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