1. ON 17 OCTOBER 2021, SERGEANT PAUL PERRIN WILL RETIRE FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE AFTER 33+ YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO QUEEN AND COUNTRY.

2. SGT PERRIN JOINED THE CAF ON 13 SEPTEMBER 1988 WHERE HE COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING AT CF RECRUIT SCHOOL CORNWALLIS AS PART OF THE NIGHTMARE PLATOON (8839). UPON GRADUATION, HE WENT ONTO CFSCE FOR PERFORMANCE ORIENTED ELECTRONIC TRAINING (POET) AND NAVAIDS (RDR) QL3. IN MARCH 1990, WAS POSTED TO CFB PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE WHERE HE MET HIS WIFE ROBERTA. AFTER THE CLOSURE OF CFB PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE IN JUNE 1992, THEY WERE POSTED TO 14 WING GREENWOOD. NINE YEARS AND FOUR CHILDREN LATER, KIRSTYN, KYLEIGH, ALLYSSA AND COLBEY WERE POSTED TO 17 WING WINNIPEG IN JULY 2001. WENT IR TO DETACHMENT DUNDURN IN JULY 2007 AND WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL IN JUNE 2010. REUNITED WITH HIS FAMILY IN JULY 2012 WHEN POSTED BACK TO WINNIPEG WHERE HE WAS APPOINTED AS THE FIRST SSU (WEST) DET COMMANDER. THE PERRIN FAMILY GREW EVEN BIGGER WHEN THEY ADOPTED THEIR FIFTH CHILD, JAXSON IN 2013. IN JULY 2015, SGT PERRIN WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK AND WAS POSTED BACK TO 17 WING WINNIPEG CIS FLT UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT.

3. OVER HIS CAREER, SGT PERRIN HAS TRAVELLED THE WORLD COMPLETING MULTIPLE TOURS AND TAVS. CFS ALERT 2003, JTF AFGHANISTAN CAMP MIRAGE (UAE) 2006 AND 2009, OP REASSURANCE ROMANIA/LITHUANIA (TAV) 2014 AND OP IMPACT KUWAIT 2014.

4. SGT PERRIN WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIS MOM AND DAD FOR ENCOURAGING HIM TO GO ON THIS AMAZING JOURNEY. ALL HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR STANDING BEHIND HIM OVER THE YEARS. EVERY SUPERVISOR, PEER AND SUBORDINATE WHETHER MILITARY OR CIVILIAN WHO HELPED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN WHO PROVIDED ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OVER THE PAST 33+ YEARS TO ALLOW HIM TO DO WHAT HE ENJOYED TO DO FOR HIS COUNTRY.

5. PAUL, ROBERTA AND FAMILY HAVE DECIDED TO STAY IN THE WINNIPEG AREA WHERE HE WILL TAKE A POSITION IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE SECTOR WITHIN CIS FLT.

6. A DWD WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE DUE TO SHORT TIMEFRAME AND COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE FWD CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, STORIES, MEMORIES AND PHOTOS TO DAWN WHITE AT [email protected].

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