1. After 22 plus years of loyal and dedicated service, Warrant Officer Christopher du Pree will take his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces, Communications and Electronics Branch and the ACISS-Core Trade.

2. WO C.G. du Prée enrolled in the CAF on 26 Feb 1997 from Ottawa, Ontario as a Radio Operator. Upon completion of his basic training from Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec he followed his trades training at Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE), Kingston. WO du Prée`s first posting after CFSCE was at 2 CMBG HQ and Signals Squadron, Petawawa. During his time in Petawawa, WO du Prée served with HQ and Sigs, Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) and 2 Field Hospital. In addition to his lengthy career in Petawawa he attained many great achievements, he was serving during Operation Recuperation (1997 Ice Storm), Deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2001, deployed Afghanistan 3 times while posted with the RCD. Twice to Kabul in 2003 and 2005 and a third time to the Kandahar in 2008. After serving 9 years with the RCD, he was posted to 2 Fd Hosp. In 2012, he was posted to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC and served with CFLRS, SSU (East) and 77 Line Regt until 2018. He was then posted with his wife, Melissa back to Ottawa, where he serves with the Transition Unit until his retirement date.

3. Now back in his hometown of Ottawa, On, WO Christopher du Prée, is retiring to his family`s farm with his wife, Melissa and two boys, Oliver and Kevin. He plans on spending his time working on his biggest passion, his antique and classic cars, riding dirt bikes, and enrolling in Welding School.

4. Christopher has requested an informal DWD at his farm in Ottawa on 14 June 2019.

5. Congratulatory messages, stories or anecdotes can be forwarded to WO Melissa du Pree at the following address: [email protected]

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