RETIREMENT – WO P MCGREGOR, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

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1. THE COMMANDING OFFICER AND ALL RANKS OF 77 LINE REGIMENT WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ANNOUNCE THE RETIREMENT OF WARRANT OFFICER P. MCGREGOR ON 23 FEB 18, AFTER 20 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND, MOST NOTABLY, THE C&E BRANCH.

2. WO MCGREGOR ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A RADIO OPERATOR ON THE 09TH OF JANUARY 1998 AT THE CFRC MONTREAL (QUEBEC). UPON COMPLETION OF BASIC TRAINING IN ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU HE WAS OFF TO KINGSTON TO START HIS TRADES TRAINING AS A RADIO OPERATOR AT CFSCE; AFTER GRADUATION OF HIS QL3 HE WAS POSTED TO 1 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN IN EDMONTON WHERE HE HONED HIS SKILLS AS A SIGNALLER. IN FEBRUARY OF 2000, HE WAS DEPLOYED TO OP PALLADIUM IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AS A RRB OPERATOR WITH THE 3 PPCLI BATTLE GROUP. TWO YEARS LATER, IN JANUARY 2002, HE DEPLOYED AS THE SIGNALLER FOR 12 FIELD SQUADRON, 1 CER, TO OP APOLLO IN KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN, WITH THE 3 PPCLI BATTLE GROUP. UPON HIS RETURN, HE WAS POSTED TO 1 CER UNTIL HE WAS AGAIN POSTED IN 2005 TO 1 PPCLI. IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS, HE RETURNED TO KANDAHAR IN 2006 AS THE C COY, 1 PPCLI SIGNAL NCO AS PART OF THE TF1-06 BATTLE GROUP, AND AGAIN IN 2008 AS THE B COY, 1 PPCLI SIGNAL NCO AS PART OF THE TF1-08 PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAM. IN 2009, HE WAS POSTED BACK TO THE 1 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN, WHERE HE DEPLOYED TO OP PODIUM, THE 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS, AND OP LUSTRE, THE 2011 MANITOBA FLOODS. IN 2012, HE WAS POSTED FOR 1 YEAR TO OP PROTEUS, IN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS POSTING, HE RETURNED TO 1 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED AS THE A/CCO AND SQN OPS WO UNTIL HE WOULD DEPLOYED TO ERBIL, IRAQ IN FEB 17 FOR OP IMPACT. IN SEPT 17, AFTER ALMOST 18 YEARS, HE FINALLY LEFT THE BRIGADE AND ASSUMED THE POSITION OF SQN OPS WO AT 77 LINE REGIMENT, 3 LINE SQUADRON IN EDMONTON, WHERE HE WOULD FINISH HIS TIME IN THE CAF.

3. WO MCGREGOR WILL BE RETIRING IN ST.ALBERT, AB, WITH HIS WIFE AND SON , AND WILL PURSUING A SECOND CAREER IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

4. A FAREWELL RETIREMENT LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD AT 1200 ON 2 MAR 18 AT THE CANADIAN BREWHOUSE, ST-ALBERT, AB. PERS WISHING TO ATTEND THE LUNCHEON ARE ASKED TO R.S.V.P. TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

5. PERS WISHING TO SEND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES AND/OR ANECDOTES ARE ASKED TO E-MAIL THEM TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

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