1. WARRANT OFFICER ANDREW SIMMONDS, CD, RETIRING ON 29 NOV 19 AFTER 23 REWARDING YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE CAF AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. ENROLLED BROCKVILLE RIFLES JAN 97. TRANSFERRED TO REG FORCE SEPT 99 AS RADIO OPERATOR. POSTED TO 1 HQ AND SIGS, 1 PPCLI, 764 COMMS SQN, 2 RCHA, 2 CER, MEAFORD, SMC BORDEN AND FINALLY 4 CDSG SIG SQN LONDON. DEPLOYED TO BOSNIA ON OP PALLADIUM ROTO 3 WITH 3 RCR AND ROTO 11 WITH 1 PPCLI. DEPLOYED TF 3-08 WITH 2 CER TO AFHANISTAN.

3. TO JULIE, THE MOST SUPPORTIVE, FAITHFUL AND DEDICATED WIFE, THANK YOU. FOR STAYING STRONG SO FAR FROM YOUR FAMILY IN TEXAS. FOR STICKING IT OUT WITH ME SO EARLY IN OUR MARRIAGE WHEN I LEFT YOU ALONE IN ALBERTA TO DEPLOY. FOR LISTENING TO EVERY HARDSHIP OF AFGHANISTAN. FOR RAISING OUR SON JACKSON WITHOUT ME TO BE AN INTELLIGENT AND RESPECTABLE YOUNG MAN. FOR BEING MY SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO DO THE BEST I COULD DO. I AM SO HAPPY TO BE COMING HOME REUNITING OUR FAMILY FOR GOOD.

4. ANDREW HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION WITH THE ONTARIO PROVICIAL POLICE IN ORILLIA AS A RADIO SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST, STARTING 02 DEC 19.

5. A SMALL CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IN LONDON, 27 NOV 19. CONTACT BRENT.SAKAKI@FORCES.GC.CA FOR MORE INFORMATION.