RETIREMENT – PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS SCOTT BROOKES, CD, NAV COMM – 00299

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1. PO2 SCOTT BROOKES WILL SWALLOW THE ANCHOR AND PROCEED ASHORE FOR THE FINAL TIME ON 24 NOV 2022 AFTER MORE THAN 23 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF AND THE RCN.

2.PO2 BROOKES ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 18 JAN 1999 IN TORONTO, ON. AFTER HE COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING AT (THE MEGA) HE COMPLETED HIS INITIAL NAV COMM TRAINING IN ESQUIMALT, BC AND THEN PROCEEDED TO HIS FIRST SHIP HMCS PRESERVER. THERE HE SPLIT HIS TIME BETWEEN BIG DADDY S AND WAVING HIS ARMS REALLY FAST AT PASSING SHIPS. OVER THE COURSE OF HIS CAREER, HE SERVED IN HMC SHIPS HALIFAX, TORONTO, SUMMERSIDE AND PRESERVER.

HIS SHORE POSTINGS INCLUDED MOG 5, 2 STINTS AT NRS HALIFAX BEFORE MOVING TO ONTARIO IN 2013. THERE HE WAS POSTED TO HMCS CATARAQUI AS THE UNIT ISA. HE CONSIDERS THIS POSTING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING AND ENJOYABLE OF HIS CAREER. LASTLY AS SENIOR INSTRUCTOR FOR QL5 NAV COMMS AT CFSCE.

THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER HE HAS MANY MEMORIES OF GREAT PEOPLE AND PLACES INCLUDING SEVERAL TRIPS TO THE BEACH IN ROSY. THE CONCRETE PALACE THAT IS NYC DURING FLEET WEEK. LOOKING FOR EURO CAR PARTS FOR HIS VW IN EDIBURGH, SCOTLAND. LEARNING HOW NOT TO BARTER FOR GOLD IN DUBAI AND OF BEING FROM TORONTO AND BEING DIPPED BY TORONTONIANS, WHILE SAILING INTO TORONTO ON HMCS TORONTO.

3.PO2 BROOKES S RETIREMENT INCLUDES PLANNING THE LEAFS STANLEY CUP PARADE FROM KINGSTON, ON WITH HIS WIFE AMY AND HIS THREE CHILDREN AND PERSUING A SECOND CAREER IN GRAPHIC DESIGN.

4. AS PER SCOTT S WISHES THERE WILL BE NO DEPART WITH DIGNITY.

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